Need Bonjour across VLANs? Set Up an Avahi Reflector!

I can honestly say I don't know a single person that likes Bonjour. Or at least, not anyone who is network-savvy. Bonjour, Apple's proprietary Zeroconf mDNS system, is great for home use. In a small home network, it makes connecting Apple devices together easy. But Bonjour simply wasn't built for large, enterprise networks with multiple VLANs.

Several vendors have come out with solutions for this that repeat the Bonjour traffic across multiple VLANs. But never

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Securing your Linux Server in 8 Steps

Before I get going with too many tutorials, it might be a good idea to just step back and talk about the very first thing you should be doing from the start: securing your server!

Luckily this doesn't need to take a long time - we can secure things pretty quickly. Let's get started!

STEP 1 - Update your server

Depending on your Linux distribution, your install ISO/DVD could be months or even years

Installing Cachet on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently came across an amazing piece of open-source software called Cachet for dashboarding system statuses! James Brooks at Alt-Three has done a really great job with development but the documentation is still a bit lacking for those less familiar with Linux. Therefore I've put together a start-to-finish guide for getting Cachet up and running in 20 minutes! Or you can just skip to the end of the post to download a ready-to-go VMware VMDK