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 60: Butter Fingers
How Facebook’s services managed to go down for 6 hours, Windows Subsystem for Linux is now easier than ever to set up, and expanding a large capacity storage server. Plugs Webinar: Enterprise Certificate Management on FreeBSD – October 28th @ 12:00 ET All Things Open Manipulating a ZFS Pool from the Rescue System Support […]
2.5 Admins 59: Megaphone in the Middle
Why RISC-V looks promising for the future, how the web switched to HTTPS by default, an interesting DoS method, and how mitigating ssh attacks has changed over the years. Plugs RISC-V: The New Architecture on the Block Support us on patreon News/Discussion Weaponizing Middleboxes for TCP Reflected Amplification Electronic Frontier Foundation will deprecate […]
2.5 Admins 58: Autocompromised
A pretty serious flaw with Autodiscover that leaks email credentials, why Btrfs sucks for more than one disk, and the best hardware for a low-powered NAS. Plugs EuroBSDCon 2021 videos are available When to use a SLOG, and when not to Support us on patreon News Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover bug leaks hundreds of […]
2.5 Admins 57: Spherical Chickens
What exactly constitutes WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption, your feedback about time-based YouTube blocking, Optane in servers, and what sysadmins actually do. Plugs Using the FreeBSD RACK TCP stack Support us on patreon News/Discussion WhatsApp “end-to-end encrypted” messages aren’t that private after all Free Consulting We were asked about Optane in servers, and what […]
2.5 Admins 56: OMIGOD root
Yet another Azure vulnerability, Anonymous dumps a huge Epik leak, running a desktop in a VM, SSH keys on a Yubikey, and ZFS send to TrueNAS. Plugs Understanding ZFS Channel Programs Support us on patreon News Security researchers at Wiz discover another major Azure vulnerability Timeline Anonymous leaks gigabytes of data from alt-right […]
2.5 Admins 55: WiFi in the Woods
A surprisingly cheap and easy way to connect 2 buildings wirelessly, your feedback about Samba, and the realities of parental Internet controls. Plugs Choosing the right ZFS pool layout Support us on patreon News/Discussion Point-to-point Wi-Fi bridging between buildings—the cheap and easy way Free Consulting We were asked about restricting access to […]
All my favorite tech podcasters, in one tasty stream
I've enjoyed these three gentlemen in separate, prior podcasts (Allan in BSD now, Jim in Tech Snap, and Joe in Linux Action News) for years, and to have them all brought together in one show is fantastic! You've got Allan and Jim's real-world experience on a range of systems, from globe-spanning content delivery down to basement server backup systems, all tied up with gentle prods from Joe's self-deprecating good humor. Allan is legendary in the BSD/ZFS world, Jim has an insatiable curiousity for all things tech, and Joe brings a "man on the street" Linux perspective. I learn something every episode.
I haven’t found another podcast like this
As an industry professional, I like listening to these folks talking shop, and I always learn something.
Well worth your time
Informed opinions with real world experience is what you get from this informative and engaging group. If you are a sysadmin, you are doing yourself a disservice if you ignore this podcast.