OPEN SOURCE TOOLS

This category introduces the installation/configuration of many useful open source tools to ease your job.

Linux Smem Tool - Displays Memory Usage More Accurate

smem user

In a shared memory environment, which is a technique used by most operating systems, there is a challenge of counting the memory several times. This ends up giving users and system administrators inaccurate information on how physical memory is used. [...]

Bobbin Zachariah 10:42 pm

Web-vmstat Tool - Show Vmstats in Chart / Graphical Mode

Full web-vmstats

Today's applications are made on web-based form. This can be understand that web applications are easy to see on every devices. Since the trend of smartphones and tablets, the use of web based applications are increasing rapidly. On Linux system, [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:45 am

Mosh Tool - An Alternative Option for SSH and How to Use It

Mosh custom port

For those who love to work remotely, must know about SSH. This protocol is widely used by system administrators. SSH is also available in all platforms like Linux, Unix, Microsoft Windows, and Macintosh. But today, we have Mosh as an [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

Shell in a Box - Remote to your Linux Server via Web Browser

Some options on shellinabox

System Administrator usually use SSH to remote his Linux servers. So he might need a SSH client to do that. If he use a Linux client, his Linux might already have SSH client installed. If he use Windows client, one [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

Gnome Connection Manager - A GUI for Remote Management

Shortcut Setting

Remote activity is something that usually done by a system administrator. The remote protocol that might be used is SSH and/or telnet. When he has a lot of remote screen to manage, then it is very likely that the screens [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

ClusterSSH - Manage multiple ssh session at the same Time

ClusterSSH in action

Most of server administrator run SSH for maintaining his servers. When he manages a lot of servers, then he may need to open multiple SSH sessions. If the maintenance activity is using the same commands on each server, typing commands [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

Install terminology - A terminal with fancy Features

Shortcut key

Even Linux is now become more and more friendly with a nice Graphical User Interface (GUI), there are some Linux users who prefer work with commands. Specially for system administrators. There are some tasks that could be more efficient done [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

How to install and use bmon - Real time bandwidth monitor in Linux

Bmon page

Maintaining a network also means maintaining its bandwidth. Bandwidth leak will lead the network to users complain and may impact to slow response from application. On Linux system, we can use a tool called bmon to monitor the bandwidth in [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

Mibew Messenger - A Open source Live Chat Tool

Chat history log

When your companies sell products or services, then supports plays an important roles. Many companies realize that without a good support, customer can move to their competitor. In order to provides a good support, at least companies provide call support [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

Features & Installation of Adminer - Database management tool in PHP

postgreSQL login success

On MySQL world, phpMyAdmin is one of the most popular tool to managing MySQL database. phpMyAdmin is using web as its front-end and make it can be accessed from anywhere. Now we will discuss about Adminer as a database management [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

How to Optimize Images Using TriMage in Linux

Sometimes we need to optimize our images so they can take up less disk space and load faster in our websites. A very nice and easy to use tool for everyone that can help us optimize our image files for [...]

Oltjano Terpollari 3:00 am

How to Use Network Security Toolkit (NST) in Linux

Reboot NST Linux

NST is a Linux distribution based on Fedora Linux. NST provides security toolkit for professionals and network administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. All of the tools in Top 125 Network Security Tools are included [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

How to Install tmux and Manage Multiple Linux Terminals

Tmux move windows interactively

A Linux system administrator usually work from remote to manage his server. While managing those servers, he may use SSH connection to the servers. Have you ever face the situation where you need more console at the same time? If [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am

dstat Tool to Monitor Processor, Memory, Network Performance on Linux Server

dstat with count

One of system administrator main job is to monitor server performance, such as processor, memory, network, and system utilization. The servers should always in its best performance and should be available when needed. To monitor all of those components in [...]

Pungki Arianto 3:00 am