Tags: Linux


round robin
DNS round-robin is mapping multiple servers to the same hostname and really has nothing to do with the charming variety shown here.

Simple Load Balancing with DNS on Linux

When you have server back ends built of multiple servers, such as clustered or mirrowed web or file servers, a load balancer provides a single point of entry. Large busy shops spend big money on high-end load balancers that perform a wide range of tasks: proxy, caching, health checks, SSL...
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Raspberry Pi
Get details on the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ SBC. Image courtesy Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry Pi 3B+ Speeds Up Three Ways

Earlier this week, the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ SBC touched down with the refreshing lack of hype and hoopla typical of Raspberry Pi product introductions. The modest launch may also be a tacit admission that this upgrade to the insanely popular Raspberry Pi 3 Model B checks off only one major wish-...
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OS Summit NA
Speak at Open Source Summit North America, August 29-31 in Vancouver BC. Proposals due by April 29th.

Submit a Proposal to Speak at Open Source Summit NA by April 29

Share your knowledge and expertise by speaking at Open Source Summit North America, August 29-31 in Vancouver BC. Proposals are being accepted through April 29th. As the leading technical conference for professional open source, Open Source Summit gathers developers, sysadmins, DevOps professionals...
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The Kernel Self-Protection Project Aims to Make Linux More Secure

The complexity of the Linux kernel means that it is likely to carry legacy ballast and bugs for an indefinite period of time. At the end of 2010 [4], Jonathan Corbet checked how long the safety-relevant bugs eliminated in that year had existed until discovered: 22 of the 80 loopholes examined had...
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Linux od Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

There may be times when while working on the Linux command line, you might want to display/convert content in a file in/to a form other than its original form, like decimal or octal. Gladly, there's an inbuilt command line tool that you can use in situations like these. It's called od, and in this...
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All the Linux packaging systems and tools out there can get confusing, but this tutorial for beginners should help clear things up.

Migrating to Linux: Installing Software

With all the attention you are seeing on Linux and its use on the Internet and in devices like Arduino, Beagle, and Raspberry Pi boards and more, perhaps you are thinking it's time to try it out.  This series will help you successfully make the transition to Linux. If you missed the earlier...
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A New Era for Linux's Low-Level Graphics

The latest enhancements to the DRM subsystem have made mainline Linux much more attractive, making drivers easier to write, applications portable, and a much more friendly and collaborative community than we've ever had. By Daniel Stone, Graphics Lead at Collabora. Over the past couple of years,...
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Reviewing Logins on Linux

The last command provides an easy way to review recent logins on a Linux system. It also has some useful options –- such as looking for logins for one particular user or looking for logins in an older wtmp file. The last command with no arguments will easily show you all recent logins. It pulls the...
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In this installment of our certification series, Jack Wallen talks with recently certified Ahmed Alkabary.

Linux Foundation LFCS: Ahmed Alkabary

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for Linux and open source developers, users, and administrators. One of the most important offerings is its Linux Certification Program, which is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a job market that's hungry for your skills. How well...
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Linux Mint 19 'Tara' Cinnamon Will Be Faster

Is Linux Mint slow? Hell, no! The operating system is plenty fast. Speed is in the eye of the beholder, however, and the Mint developers apparently thought app-launching seemed slow when using the Cinnamon desktop environment. They didn't have any proof, but they felt that both Mate and Xfce were...
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