Tag: sysadmin



SysAdmin Day 2019: The Secret to Getting Ahead

Looking back across the months since SysAdmin Day 2018, it’s obvious we’re all dealing with a remarkably different (in some ways exciting, in others, horrifying) IT landscape than the one we had a year ago. Sure, all the familiar landmarks are there: routers still …



The Word “Customer” is NSFW

A recent conversation on Twitter struck a nerve with me. The person posited that, “If you’re a sysadmin, you’re in customer service. You may not realise it, but you are there TO SERVE THE CUSTOMER. Sure that customer might be internal to your organisation/company, …

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Customizing Logwatch for Sysadmin Needs

Logwatch is essentially a system log analyzer and reporter. It elaborates logs that are simply collected by syslog. This kind of evolution is simplifying the daily job of modern system and network administrators. Logs are everywhere and almost everything produces logs—not only specific IT …