When it comes to Linux in the Enterprise, we have quite a few challenges we have to overcome on a day to day basis to ensure we can depend on our technology. We never thought Red Hat themselves would some day become our opponent, but here we are. In this episode, Jay and Joao will discuss discuss the latest impulsive and irresponsible decision Red Hat has made – as well as how that decision results in the company undermining their own customer base, while alienating the Linux Community at the same time.
When it comes to Open Source, there’s always debates about various aspects of it – this isn’t new. But recently, a decision made by Red Hat has put a spotlight on this issue, perhaps a larger spotlight than any other time in recent memory. But it’s not just them – Open Source is sometimes a difficult subject to navigate. In this episode, Jay and Tom will discuss the Red Hat thing a bit, but transition into a much bigger topic – what should we or shouldn’t we expect from open source?
We’ve all heard the cloud referred to as “Someone Else’s Computer”, but what do you do if you find your data is on No One Else’s Computer? In this example, there was a happy ending (data was restored) but it’s still an important consideration all the same. What do you do if your cloud provider all of a sudden doesn’t have your data? In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss a recent situation in which Azure customers found themselves in a bit of a bad situation.
What would you do if your daily driver distribution becomes something else entirely, and no longer fits your use-case? What would you do if your chosen distro all of a sudden went away? Although it seems unlikely, historically – this has happened. And given the fact that the Linux community is going to see a lot of changes in the near future with decisions from upstream distros – it’s never been a better time to choose a secondary distro (just in case).
Systemd – the init system some people love to hate and others don’t totally understand. It powers the majority of the major Linux distributions, but what are some of the secrets lurking within? In this video, Jay goes over some of the finer points of Systemd that you may not be aware of, ahead of the tutorial video uploading soon that goes over the same. Check it out, you might just learn something new!
Open Source Intelligence is a very interesting topic – it’s all about the things that might get unknowingly leaked, and this leaked information is perfectly legal to know and possess! The IP address that points to a domain, vacation photos on twitter, or even what you had for lunch can be used against you in order to build a profile. In this episode, Jay and Joao discuss OSINT and some tools that are commonly used to find it.
In this episode of The Homelab Show, Jay and Tom discuss network monitoring and DNS filtering tools. Check it out!
There are many security certifications that an organization can utilize to prove compliance with one or more standards, and being in compliance can bring additional benefits and opportunities. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) is one of these certifications, and in this episode, Jay and Joao are joined by Nikos from Tuxcare to discuss FIPS and why your organization might consider it.