Top 10 linux sysadmin utilites

There is an interesting article at on the top ten administrator utilities in linux. Titled “My sysadmin toolbox” it goes into some detail on some of the good standby’s that if you’re interested in learning command line linux, you ought to take a look at. The one that I hesitate on is pwgen which is a utility for generating random passwords. I’ve always read that if you can create the password with a program, it can be broken the sameway. However, I bet the passwords generated with pwgen are better than those that most users pick out (fred or mynewcar for example…)

Many of the readers of the first article suggested using netcat as a replacement for telnet in testing remote services. Which prompted a CLI Magic: Netcat article to be typed up. Both articles are worth reading. I know netcat is a utility I’ve used a bit, but could learn more about.

The quick and dirty remote backup via netcat is interesting, not very complicated, but one I haven’t tried, (but may…)

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