Articles by Carla Schroder 

Killing With Linux: A Primer

The "kill" command can be an invaluable tool for stopping runaway services. Here's a plain-English guide to how it works.

VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk: Securing Your Server

Before it becomes your working phone system, you need to take steps to make sure that only authorized personnel (you) can access the inner workings your Asterisk server.

Catch (But Don't Release) with Squid Web Proxying

Users aren't always the most cooperative when it comes to your carefully designed Web proxies. Here's how to give Squid's tentacles a firmer grip.

VoIPowering your Office with Asterisk´┐ŻBuilding a Test Lab, Part 3

Finally, we swap in your company logo, configure firewall settings, and connect to the PSTN.

Build a Secure Logging Server with syslog-ng (Part 2)

You're not a mole, and our guide to building your own secure logging server will help you quit digging through logs like one so you can get to the information you need quickly.

VoIPowering your Office with Asterisk´┐ŻBuilding a Test Lab, Part 2

By the end of this episode, your test system will be up and running and you'll be making calls.

The Internet: Time to Bulldoze and Start Fresh?

Opinion: If you've had enough of worms, spam and zombies, maybe it's time to just bulldoze the 'net and start over again with PrivateNet.

Build a Secure Logging Server with syslog-ng

You're not a mole, and our guide to building your own secure logging server will help you quit digging through logs like one so you can get to the information you need quickly.

VoIPowering your Office with Asterisk - Building a Test Lab, Part 1

Setting up a testing network is step one on the road to your free PBX. This shouldn't take more than an hour of your life.

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