203 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 203: Yet more free consulting

    2.5 Admins 203: Yet more free consulting

    We didn’t get to all of your questions for our Episode 200 free consulting special so here is another full episode of your questions and our answers. Our thoughts on a new UK smart devices law, backing up 30TB off-site, how to learn ZFS, SMB vs other ways to share files, and backing up secrets. […]

    • 31 min
    2.5 Admins 202: Microsoft’s Underwater Again

    2.5 Admins 202: Microsoft’s Underwater Again

    Why we didn’t mention pocket fluff when we talked about USB-C charging issues, Microsoft abandons its promising underwater data center experiment and didn’t monitor it’s SSL certs, why you should be careful which WordPress plugins and themes you install,an Australian ISP’s tech debt comes due, and remoting into desktop Linux.   Plug Support us on […]

    • 32 min
    2.5 Admins 201: CVEs everywhere

    2.5 Admins 201: CVEs everywhere

    Vulnerabilities in Asus hardware make us think there should be some regulations about what can be sold as a router, a VPN feature that we hadn’t heard of is removed from Windows, and why we don’t believe that Microsoft will ever take security as seriously as they claim.   Plug Support us on patreon and […]

    • 31 min
    2.5 Admins 200: Even more free consulting

    2.5 Admins 200: Even more free consulting

    It’s our episode 200 free consulting special. Jim and Allan answer your questions about hard drive availability, USB-C robustness, ZFS performance on a VPS, cold storage with a 2.5″ form factor, how we gained our level of knowledge, disk enclosure issues, and monitoring Windows servers.             Tailscale Tailscale is an […]

    • 32 min
    2.5 Admins 199: Rest In Parity

    2.5 Admins 199: Rest In Parity

    How to prepare for your loved ones to have the access they need if the worst unexpectedly happens, Joe’s weird issues with wireless access points, and dealing with email accounts that shouldn’t exist.   Plug Support us on patreon and get an ad-free RSS feed with early episodes sometimes   News/discussion After you die, your […]

    2.5 Admins 198: SMB Pulse

    2.5 Admins 198: SMB Pulse

    Microsoft is tightening up SMB security in Windows which might break access to your old NAS, a Cogent root-server mysteriously goes out of sync without them spotting it, and protecting hard drives from electromagnetic pulses.   Plug Support us on patreon and get an ad-free RSS feed with early episodes sometimes   News Installing Windows […]

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