100 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.

2.5 Admins 2.5 Admins

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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 119: Six Month Scrub

    2.5 Admins 119: Six Month Scrub

    The risks of taking your laptop to a repair shop, why DNS has become concentrated to just a few providers, and powering down drives periodically.   Plugs Support us on patreon Virtualization Showdown: FreeBSD bhyve vs Linux KVM   Discussion Thinking about taking your computer to the repair shop? Be very afraid DNS concentration   […]

    • 29 min
    2.5 Admins 118: Chaos Emerald Wealth

    2.5 Admins 118: Chaos Emerald Wealth

    Why the Twitter infrastructure is creaking, Jim’s experiences of the Ubuntu Summit, changing VM resources without rebooting, and more.   News/discussion Why Twitter will fail shortly Twitter mayhem, staff cuts have advertisers bailing on the platform Jim tells us about his experiences at the Ubuntu Summit   Free Consulting We were asked about WireGuard on […]

    • 30 min
    2.5 Admins 117: Local Burner

    2.5 Admins 117: Local Burner

    Microsoft’s half-baked Arm machine, why it’s a bad idea to go to the World Cup in Qatar, using WireGuard to punch through double NAT, and the best filesystem for removable storage. With guest host Alex Kretzschmar from Self-Hosted.   News/discussion Microsoft’s new $599 Mac Mini-like PC is designed to improve Windows on Arm How many […]

    • 31 min
    2.5 Admins 116: Worst Billionaire

    2.5 Admins 116: Worst Billionaire

    Android’s controversial VPN settings, the deepfake audio arms race, the Metaverse is even worse than we thought, and why you shouldn’t use external cables for server storage. With guest host Alex Kretzschmar from Self-Hosted.   News Android leaks connectivity check traffic Meta’s New Headset Will Track Your Eyes for Targeted Ads Deepfake audio has a […]

    • 29 min
    2.5 Admins 115: Key Party

    2.5 Admins 115: Key Party

    Password spray attacks, the value of certifications vs actual experience, and the best VPN strategy.   News/discussion Use Authentication Policies to Fight Password Spray Attacks   Free Consulting We were asked about certifications, and VPN strategy.       Kolide Kolide is a fleet visibility solution for Mac, Windows, and Linux that can help you […]

    • 33 min
    2.5 Admins 114: RAID WTF

    2.5 Admins 114: RAID WTF

    An impressive AI pretends to be Linux, Jim gets angry about a RAIDZ calculator, and using a laptop as a server.   News/discussion We interviewed Linux OS through an AI bot to discover its secrets   Free Consulting We were asked about using a laptop as a server.       Tailscale Tailscale is a […]

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Don Juleo ,

Awesome Pod

I love the podcast brothers. Very insightful and entertaining at the same time! Keep it going.

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Loud Political Language in Tech

Outrageous and unnecessary political comments on various technologies are abundant. I’m not just referring to Democrats and Republicans.

There’s a deeply disgruntled host who probably just needs to take a break from absorbing all of the mainstream media and social media content. When you understand what drives media, you’ll understand that its content is not exactly heathy and very likely inaccurate.

PDX_Kurt ,

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.

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