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Ten Essential Linux Admin Tools

Sep 28, 2010, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

"System Administrators (SAs) need a set of tools with which to manage their often unmanageable systems and environments*. These ten essential Linux administration tools provide excellent support for the weary SA. Those listed aren't your standard list of tools deemed essential by industry bystanders. These are tools that have proven track records and have stood the test of time in the data center.

1. Webmin - Webmin is the ultimate web-based management platform for Linux and several other operating systems. Written in Perl, it simplifies and streamlines standard administrative tasks. Additionally, Webmin helps you configure very complex implementations of Apache, MySQL and SendMail. If you haven't experienced Webmin, you should, it's the essential administration tool.

2. byobu - If you're a screen user, byobu is the next step."

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