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Sudo (su "do") allows a system administrator to give certain users (or groups of users) the ability to run some (or all) commands as root or another user while logging the commands and arguments.
smartmontools contains utilities that control and monitor storage devices using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) system built into ATA and SCSI hard drives. This is used to check the reliability of the hard drive and to predict drive failures. It is meant to be an ... [More]
The CPAN module automates or at least simplifies the make and install of perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP or LWP or some external download clients to fetch the distributions from the net. These are fetched from one or ... [More]
Nagios (formerly Netsaint) is a daemon written in C that is designed to monitor networked hosts and services. It has the ability to notify contacts (via email, pager or other methods) when problems arise and are resolved. Host and service checks are performed by external "plugins", making ... [More]
Puppet lets you centrally manage every important aspect of your system using a cross-platform specification language that manages all the separate elements normally aggregated in different files, like users, cron jobs, and hosts, along with obviously discrete elements like packages, services, and ... [More]
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or ... [More]
The NET-SNMP (formerly UCD-SNMP) package contains various tools relating to the Simple Network Management Protocol including an extensible agent, an SNMP library, tools to request or set information from SNMP agents, tools to generate and handle SNMP traps, a version of the unix 'netstat' ... [More]
monit is a utility for managing and monitoring processes, files, directories and devices on a UNIX system. monit conducts automatic maintenance and repair and can execute meaningful casual actions in error situations.
Zabbix is software that monitors your servers and applications. Polling and trapping techniques are both supported. It has a simple, yet very flexible notification mechanism, and a Web interface that allows quick and easy administration. It can be used for logging, monitoring, capacity planning ... [More]
Chef is a systems integration framework, built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure.