Site Hot Links
This is a small collection of hotlinks collected over the years.
Many, most readers will already have; by the same token many readers
may not have. Unlike most lists there is a detailed description
of why the it is here and where it goes in this document.
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- So much great free software (free as in available not as in beer)
that a great deal of the current world would not be
the way it is now regarding computers and the internet.
- The first, oldest, most stable, most Unix-like and all around
most fun Linux distribution.
- The network mapper, scanner, tracing tool,
analysis, troubleshooting and fixing tool ...
- Fast networking, great code, based upon the poweful and innovative
BSD Unix Operating System; FreeBSD is still my choice for many
- Portable, correct, research oriented and developer friendly NetBSD
holds a special place in my many platformed heart.
- While slow with releases (maybe; that is an open debate) Debian in
my opinion is the best of distros - especially if you just track the
- I used to be an nvi fan until it grew appendages; now since
vi seems to be appendage worthy I have found vim to be my favorite.
- Systhread GIT
- Systhread repo over at sourceforge of
still active/maintained/pertinent modules/projects started by
or taken over by the site author(s).
- FreeBSD CVSWEB
- The FreeBSD CVS Repository listings (synced from SVN I think...)
- Multiplatform research oriented UNIXlike OS with one of the best
hardware abstraction layers (HAL) around.
- Linux's gitweb interface for those interested in browsing the Linux
- The enlightenment software system trac repository browser.
- Bigadmin hosts some interesting links and writeups not just for
Sun Admins but also for those dealng with various Sun technologies.
- Part of the inspiration for restarting this site comes from LXer.
LXer is strictly Linux centric news and is very community driven.
- Rootprompt has been around for a long time, it was one of the
first sites following the Open Source craze in the late 90s and is
still up serving interesting content.
- /. is
the geek site - not much more need be said ...
- Another hacker friend; if your into Rollins style metal this is the
place to go....
- Open source needed a solid singular outlet for writing about
applying open source in the websphere - onlamp is the answer.
- Kernel Trap
- Ever wanted to know something about Kernels?- Look no further...
- TCPIP RFC
- The TCPIP RFC Defintion, very helpful when decoding.
- Outstanding tool for parsing snmp traps from
all over the place.
- Nagios SNMP Traps
- Excellent foray into how to latch snmp traps into nagios.
- OpenSUSE Mail Server
- Ran into this once; found a great resource during research. Many an
admin (SUSE or not) can benefit from the writeup Novell has.
- Setting up UCD SNMP (aka net-snmp someplaces) for use with nagios (probably applies for hobbit et al.).
- firewall.cx (analysis section)
- A most outstanding amount of content for the firewall impaired
(e.g. the author) firewall.cx literally - has it covered.
The TCP Guide
The TCP Guide; tons of information about ye olde TCP.
- Ncat User's Guide
- Indispensable tool for the network troubleshooter/hacker/whatever - ncat
can get it done.
- A scanner for the fast and furious of network recon folks.
- Mysql 5 Referene
- A must have link for admins the MySQL online guide is a savoir.
- Uli Drepper's IPV6 Tutorial
- A great resource for getting from ipv4 to ipv6 (really how to do
- C Thread Examples
- Good opening salvo when trying to break into the threading realm.
- Beej's Guide to Network Programming
- Beej makes the network programming journey not just easy but fun/
- Writing a pseudo driver for NetBSD
- Great starter kit for driver programming in any kernel; of course it is NetBSD.
- FreeBSD Developer's Handbook
- Developer Guides are rare at best - this guide is even more so: excellent resource for the budding systems programmer.
- FreeBSD Architecture Handbook
- Need to cross architectures? Well here you go not just for FreeBSD but many of the notes crossover quite well.
- GLIBC Manual
- Probably the author's number one reference guide this manual not only explains a great deal but offers up usable real world examples.
- Perl Hashes Ex1
- Perl hashes can be - complicated - a text about removing some voodoo
and replacing with ease.
- The Bash Guide - not much more to say about that...
- Ideas, modules, libs, scripts... you name it. Need it in Perl it is
probably already here...
- Ye Olde C FAQ - a timeless doc with equal questions and answers.
- Wil Wheaton
- By far one of the most outspoken Geeks and writer, Wil's site is always a
- Cory Doctorow's insightful site relating to digital freedom and futurism.
- Large Memory Java
- Found this very helpful when trying to increase the performance of a particular java process...
- LVM Howto
- Don't know why but LVM commands seem to be the easiest to forget; hence a link to the LVM HOWTO.
- Debian Administration
Corporate Linux admins (author included) often find few
similar steps between Unix/Linux systems and the free/open counterparts;
Debian Admin is a great bridge for the gap.
- Steve Parker
- Another admin and hacker Steve has some great stuff up at all of his
sites. Need a script- chances are Steve has come across it and has one
ready or close enough.
- Paul Graham
- This site's author attempts to model their writing after two
particular writers - Paul would be one of them. Paul has the ability
to write clear and concise content yet somehow retain a great
sense of humor (with some excellent abruptness).
- J. Lynch
- Writing can get hard, we all need tips from time to time. John
Lynch provides some great ones.