aws-name-server – DNS server that lets you look up ec2 instances by instance name
Pulp – software repository management.
Pulp is a platform for managing repositories of content, such as software packages, and pushing that content out to large numbers of consumers. If you want to locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your own content in a new repository, manage content from multiple sources in one place, and push content you choose out to large numbers of clients in one simple operation, Pulp is for you!
Tek Security Group’s Password Repository
In this repository you will find helpful authentication brute forcing files. These files include known password defaults, usernames, common and specialized dictionaries, etc.
yum-s3-plugin – yum plugin for Amazon S3 hosted repositories
textract – extract text from any document. Currently supports .doc, .docx, .eml, .json, .html, .pptx, .pdf, and .txt.
cool old term – terminal emulator which mimics the old cathode display
Terraform – infrastructure automation and management tool. It complements configuration management tools like Puppet and Chef, as well as infrastructure building tools like CloudFormation. The beauty of it is that it is tool and cloud agnostic. You can use it to build and maintain infrastructure across multiple clouds.
DNSimple – a hosted DNS service. Offers a REST API among other things.
git-fat – simple way to handle fat files without committing them to git, supports synchronization using rsync
It is the last Friday of July once again, which means it is Sysadmin’s Day. Congratulations to all system, network, and database administrators. Have a short day and a long pint!
Everyone else should take this opportunity to appreciate the work done by system administrators. The nature of this profession is such that most people only notice the existence of system administrators when something is broken and doesn’t work. If you network is running smoothly, if can’t remember the last time your computer gave you trouble, if your inbox is clear of spam and viruses – there’s a sysadmin somewhere making sure of that. Things don’t just happen by themselves.