• Free Office Suite Reviews

    As you may know, we a Clustered Networks are a large promoter of Open Source software, and we too, use in our office a number of free open source office suite products. I am sure most of you are aware that Google Apps such as DOCS / Sheets / Slides and Calendar are free if you have a gmail account. LibreOffice is a great option that we use as well. But, did you know that even MS Office and Apple offer FREE versions of their popular office suite products? Microsoft offers "Office on the Web" and you can create an Apple ID which will give you Apple iWork apps, even if you do not own an apple product.

    Posted in Libreoffice Tips, Linux Desktop Tips, Tech How To on Jan 31, 2022

  • RSync vs RClone - What are the Differences?

    We have been using Rsync for nearly 20 years here at Clustered Networks. Rsync is an excellent tool to synchronize data between a computer and a server or from server to server. RClone on the other hand has some unique features that make it a very useful utility. At Clustered Networks we use both RSync and RClone in our scripts that we run on a daily basis.

    Posted in Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jan 26, 2022

  • Google G Suite Legacy Free Edition Ending

    After nearly 20 years, Google is ending support for the G Suite legacy free edition. ... The G Suite legacy free edition will no longer be available starting May 1, 2022. Starting May 1, Google will transition you to Google Workspace, which you can use at no cost until July 1, 2022. After July 1 you will have to pay as noted in the following article. This is big news as a huge number of Tech Support persons have taken advantage of this service for hosting their own domain email with Google.

    Posted in Announcements, Linux Network Admin Tips, Tech How To on Jan 21, 2022

  • Install PHP Server Monitor on Ubuntu Server

    PHP Server Monitor is a great litte program that checks whether your websites and servers are up and running. It comes with a web based user interface where you can manage your services and websites, and you can manage users for each server with a mobile number and email address or even have it notify your messaging service such as Pushover. It is similar to uptimerobot, uptime.com or site24x7.com but with more options and best of all OpenSource and Free!

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jan 13, 2022

  • How to Turn Off Spam Filtering in Yahoo Email

    How to Turn Off Spam Filtering in Yahoo Email - Yahoo is a great email service. One of the problems with Yahoo Mail is that a lot of your incoming messages end up going to your spam folder. I know that Yahoo has very stringent email filters but this can become very annoying. In order to keep your email out of your spam folder all you really have to do is to create a "filter" to route all messages with an "@" symbol (which is all email) to re-route to your inbox.

    Posted in Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Jan 06, 2022

  • How to use Dig / NSLookup to check for SPF / DKIM and DMARC Records

    This blog will show your how to use Dig / NSLookup to check for SPF / DKIM / DMARC and MX Records.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Dec 22, 2021

  • How to Check your Server for the Apache Java Log4j Vulnerability

    How to Check your Server for the Java Log4j Vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228). The Apache Log4j is a serious vulnerability. If someone sends the library a command in the form of a special string of characters tucked within that data, instead of just logging that information, log4j will execute it as though it is code in a program. This is a serious flaw and you need to check to see if your server(s) are vulnerable.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Dec 13, 2021

  • Common DNS DKIM SPF DMARC Errors

    Managing your DNS, DKIM, SPF, and DMARC records can be a daunting task, especially if you are looking for an error in your configuration that can effect the flow of Email for your Domain. Today I am going to walk through each of these settings and take a look at some of the common errors, that can be overlooked very easily.

    Posted in Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Dec 13, 2021

  • Tech Support - Users Cannot Print - Common Printer Problems

    I must have heard this a million times! I cannot print! This video and blog article will show you to to fix a few of the most common solutions to one of the most common tech support questions. Finding the Printer! Two of the most common problems are that, (1) your printer is set for DHCP and uses a dynamic IP address, and (2) your printer is set to use WIFI rather than a hardwire ethernet cable.

    Posted in Libreoffice Tips, Linux Network Admin Tips, Network Security Tips, Tech How To on Nov 30, 2021

  • How to Burn a DVD or Blu-Ray Disk to an ISO File

    This video and article will show you how easy it is to make a copy of a DVD or Blu-Ray Disk to an ISO file so you can play it with a media player such as VLC. Once you have the ISO file you can also use it to BURN other DVD's so you can have a backup copy. It is very simple and works really slick!

    Posted in Linux Desktop Tips, Tech How To on Nov 24, 2021