Unix cumple 40 años…¿Por qué sigue prosperando?

Nos manda la gente de IBM un breve recuento de la historia de Unix, con algo de tendencia hacia AIX (¿Por qué sera?)…

The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?

Manejo de texto y filtrado en la línea de comando

Nos mandan un artículo introductorio al uso de utilerías para el filtrado de texto en la línea de comando de Unix/Linux:

There’s a lot more to text manipulation than cut and paste, particularly when you aren’t using a GUI. This article introduces you to text manipulation on Linux using filters from the GNU textutils package. By the end of this article, you will be manipulating text like an expert.

Monitoreando logs con multitail y watch

Nos mandan un artículo sobre como usar “multitail” y “watch” para monitorear log files:

Monitoring system logs or the status of a command that produces file or directory output are common tasks for systems administrators. Learn how to use two popular open source tools simplify these activities for modern systems administrators: the multitail and watch commands.

Técnicas de prueba con Python

Nos mandan un artículo sobre el uso de frameworks para la prueba y debug de programas en Python.

Look at how the leading Python testing frameworks provide robust auto-discovery of your application tests. Make sure your applications are written right the first time, and that they stay working through months and years of further tweaks and improvements.

Análisis de redes en UNIX

Nos mandan un tutorial de como analizar la estructura de red y recursos para la solución de problemas en nuestras redes:

You can find out a lot about your network by using a variety of different tools. Understanding the layout of your network, and where packets are going, and what people are doing is important. This tutorial examines techniques for monitoring the traffic and content of your UNIX network and how to read and diagnose problems on your network.

El lenguaje de scripting Squirrel

Nos mandan una nota sobre un lenguaje que puede ser usado como en scripts de shell llamado Squirrel:

If you don’t want to commit to the idiosyncrasies of a specific shell running on a particular platform, try the Squirrel Shell. The Squirrel Shell provides an advanced, object-oriented scripting language that works equally well on UNIX, Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows systems. Write a script once, and run it anywhere.

10 consejos de Benjamin Franklin para los administradores de sistemas

Nos mandan una relación de citas de Benjamin Franklin que pueden ser aplicadas a la actividad de un administrador de sistemas:

Benjamin Franklin: author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, diplomat, Freemason Grand Master… and would-be UNIX systems administrator? Yes, 200 years or so before the birth of UNIX, Franklin scribed sage advice to keep systems humming. Here are 10 of Franklin’s more notable tips and how they can be applied to advanced system administration.