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Get Onto a Fast Track IT Career as a SysAdmin!

With enterprises adapting newer and quicker network technologies, the demand for proficient systems administrators has been growing steadily.  So, what does it take to fit the bill? OSFY gets in touch with industry…

Tuning the LAMP Stack to Boost the Performance of Drupal

The previous article in this series dealt with the various external factors that impact the performance of Drupal sites, exploring ways to mitigate them. Now, let’s look at how it’s possible to increase…

How to Improve the Performance of Drupal Sites

A site is only as fast as its last mile connectivity. If users access a site from a slow connection, even a site capable of responding quickly to requests will appear to be…

Deploy a DNS Server in a Secure Way

BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is one of the more widely used DNS servers. This article guides readers on how to deploy a BIND DNS server in a secure way by implementing three…

Planning on Android based Device for on Enterprise

Android’s favourable licence, established application ecosystem and well-recognised user experience has made it the preferred platform for any modern embedded system. The pluggable architecture enables integration with a variety of desirable software and…

A Look at the Basics of LVM

This article deals with Logical Volume Management (LVM) and looks at how to set it up. Many years ago, when 2 GB of storage was considered a lot, I beamed with pride after…

Dynamic Program Analysis Using Valgrind: A Jump-start Guide

This article introduces Valgrind, a dynamic instrumentation framework to detect memory errors. The MemCheck tool, which comes as a part of the Valgrind framework, is used for this purpose. Throughout this article, the…

Combat Virtual Threats with IPCop Firewall

This article is an introduction to the special firewall distribution, IPCop. In today’s world, dependence on the Internet has reached such a level that without it, the day-to-day work of many organisations will…

Deploying a Ticket Request System with OTRS

In the current business scenario, customer management plays a major role in the success or failure of a company. Tracking issues and giving clients the necessary support and assistance in real time is…

Use Fedena to Manage Your School

Fedena is an open source tool developed by Bengaluru-based Foradian Technologies that can automate the tasks of managing a school. This article covers its features, with detailed installation instructions. A number of open…

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