"Tools are important to us. Fortunately, a handful of useful
tools is guaranteed to be in your favorite Unix-a-like
distribution, unless it's a horribly stripped version of Solaris,
Linux, BSD, etc. We add to these standards to suggest the 10 most
indispensible NOC tools—the ones you need in the network
operations center. Don't logon without them. (See also our
companion article, 10 Indispensable NOC Software Tools for Windows
"Don't let civilians near these; they're administrator tools and
you can hurt someone if you're not careful. Few civilians
understand the difference between etc and bin, anyway."
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