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Troubleshooting VPN client connectivity

To help troubleshoot VPN client connectivity, here are some pointers that may save you some time.

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Dangerous Bash Bug lurking in Linux and OS X

Some security experts are calling it “bigger than Heartbleed”. A newly discovered bug in the Bash shell can be exploited to run malicious code immediately after the shell is invoked in Linux and UNIX-based operating systems. Bash shell is one of the most-used utilities for Linux/UNIX.

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The best 24 free tools for troubleshooting

Here are 24 great free tools to help you troubleshoot almost any issue!

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Security 101: Introductions and vocabulary

With security being such an important part of every task a sysadmin undertakes, and with the stakes so high, we are starting a new series on the GFI Blog that deals with Security 101. The last week of every month, we will cover something along the lines of a “Security 101” topic to help those who need security, but don’t have the background, to improve their skills.

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In search of the perfect form factor

I’ve been looking – for what seems like forever – for a computing device that doesn’t seem to exist. All I want is a machine that’s as compact, thin and light as my Galaxy Note, has a built-in screen that’s as gorgeous as that on my Tab S, has a fantastic keyboard that weighs almost nothing like my Surface Pro, and has processor and memory power equivalent to my desktop tower. Is that really too much to ask?

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The 24 funniest server naming conventions you’ve ever seen

Some sysadmins do like to have a bit of fun even when naming servers so we’ve put together some very cool and funny server naming conventions that we’ve come across. It’s just a server name, but why be boring when you can be witty (or weird).

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25 tricks every IT support pro should know

If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with shortcuts and tricks!

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Talking tech to… My devices

I know talking to my tech gadgets is the future, so let’s look at where that technology has been, where it is today, and where it’s headed.

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10 hacks that will make your sysadmin life easier

Here’s a list of 10 hacks that will make your sysadmin life easier. Have a look at these and see how many work wonders for you.

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Troubleshooting DNS resolution

Being able to quickly troubleshoot DNS is a key skill, and one that every IT pro should have. Here are some tools and methods to get you started.

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