Tools, cheat sheats and other useful resources

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Config provisioning & management

  • Ansible - open-source software provisioning, config management, and app-deployment tool.



  • Bench-scripts - A compilation of Linux server benchmarking scripts.

Data removal


  • rootkit hunter - Checks for root kits and removes them.
  • fail2ban - Daemon to ban hosts that cause multiple authentication errors.

System monitoring

  • atop - System and process monitor for Linux.
  • btop - A monitor of resources.
  • Cockpit - Cockpit is a web-based graphical interface for servers.
  • Glances - A top/htop alternative for Linux, BSD, Mac and Windows.

Text Editors

  • micro - A modern and intuitive terminal-based text editor.

Useful resources

  • Awesome-sysadmin - A curated list of amazingly awesome open source sysadmin resources.


Web analytics

  • Goaccess - real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer via web browser.

Editors: @hydn @tmick

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I think with all of us “putting heads together” as it were, we will be able to discover even more great tools, solutions and resources!