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Task Automation

Why Automation? In IT, as in most business, there are certain tasks which end up stealing all your joy by being endlessly boring and repetitive. We used to call them “character building” but with all that is available to us today, we can dispense with manually doing many of these “character builders”. What these tasks […]
Although the basics of DNS records is easy to understand, I often see badly configured DNS zones. Here are a few pointers to help keep that DNS pure and fast according to industry best practice. CNAME RECOMMENDATIONS These records are heavily overused and abused. The basic rule is that a CNAME should never point to another […]
How to convert your CentOS 7 firewall from FirewallD to iptables, and fix fail2ban On Centos 7, the default firewall is firewalld. Even though this is just a shell interface to configure iptables, it has its limits when it comes to applying advanced rules and customizing your firewall. You can fix this by getting rid of […]

Bash for Beginners

  BASH or the “Bourne-Again Shell” is the scripting language with which many Linux tasks are accomplished. It is an easy to use language and can be freely adapted and expanded which makes it extremely powerful. It enables us to write our own commands, making systems automation (when the computer does the boring tasks) very […]
Just exactly what is Office 365 ? Office 365 is a collection of applications and cloud services provided as a subscription service by Microsoft. You can use these to be productive across a variety of devices from just about anywhere. Several subscription models are available. Each is tailored to various business sizes and usage types. […]

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