37 episodes

2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every two weeks we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.

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2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every two weeks we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.

    2.5 Admins 37: Exchanging shells

    2.5 Admins 37: Exchanging shells

    Authorities trying to remove malware from people’s servers, turning your sysadmin hobby into a career, cloud backups, config management, and more.   Plugs Why you should consider the BSD license Support us on patreon   Feedback Cloud backups with Rclone and alternatives, MikroTik network gear, server security, and config management.   News Brit authorities could […]

    • 31 min
    2.5 Admins 36: Minnesota shower

    2.5 Admins 36: Minnesota shower

    GUI Linux apps on Windows, Linux kernel development is pen-tested, ZFS and Docker, and converting a Windows installation to a VM.   Plugs FreeBSD IOStat EuroBSDCon 2021 CfP Support us on patreon   News Graphical Linux apps are coming to Windows Subsystem for Linux Linux kernel team rejects University of Minnesota researchers’ apology “Full disclosure” […]

    • 30 min
    2.5 Admins 35: More free consulting

    2.5 Admins 35: More free consulting

    We answer a bunch of your questions about server hardening, managing ZFS snapshots, Docusign, SSL certs in air-gapped networks, and automating updates.   Plugs EuroBSDCon 2021 Call for Papers Support us on patreon     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT […]

    • 29 min
    2.5 Admins 34: Free consulting

    2.5 Admins 34: Free consulting

    We answer a bunch of your questions about firewalls, best practices for backups, learning ZFS, QoS, SSH key management, backing up Google Drive, and more.   Links to things mentioned Unix Haters Handbook Allan’s FreeBSD Journal Article Dummynet: The Better Way to Build FreeBSD Networks Jim’s ZFS 101 Allan’s book   Plugs Customizing FreeBSD Ports […]

    • 30 min
    2.5 Admins 33: Delete C:

    2.5 Admins 33: Delete C:

    Thousands of students learn about backups the hard way, why securing all of DNS isn’t practical, and how to protect Internet-facing services running at home.   News Victoria University of Wellington accidentally nukes files on all desktop PCs Root Server Operators’ Statement on DNS Encryption [pdf]   Free Consulting We were asked about the best […]

    • 29 min
    2.5 Admins 32: Unifail

    2.5 Admins 32: Unifail

    Our first look at the next generation of Arm, alarming claims about a recent Ubiquiti breach, and setting up a FreeBSD file server.   Plugs Customizing the FreeBSD Kernel Check out Joe’s albums Support us on patreon   News Containerize all the things! Arm v9 takes security seriously ARM Morello Whistleblower: Ubiquiti Breach “Catastrophic”   […]

    • 29 min

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