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Hello, my name is Chris Binnie and I'm a Linux®, Security and Networking engineer who's also done a bit of writing. For my day job I'm currently a DevOps consultant who uses Puppet for Configuration Management, Docker for containerisation and Jenkins for Continuous Integration amongst numerous other Build Automation tools.

On this site I've included twelve full-length articles that I've written for the benefit of anyone who is interested. All the content is free but please don't copy it without permission (get in touch).

Over the years I've written about many different subjects, my favourites on this site are probably the Postfix and NTP articles, which are all suitable for SysAdmins and DevOps engineers. One example of what's available elsewhere is a Linux Magazine article which I wrote about uploading data securely to Amazon's S3 Cloud storage called To The Clouds. One of my Admin Magazine articles from a while ago looks at ngrep and can be found here: Network Grep. There's also another twelve free, much shorter articles from 2013 available here covering a wide range of topics on Techopedia, such as a piece about Mean Time Before Failure; all twelve articles can be found here.




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If you've enjoyed reading the technical content on this site then please have a look at my Linux books which were both published in 2016 and some of my articles in Linux Magazine and Admin Magazine are available on their respective websites.



Linux Server Security: Hack and Defend by Chris Binnie           Practical Linux Topics by Chris Binnie

Postfix Howtos

I've written three articles on the admin and performance of the powerful Postfix MTA.

Docker Thoughts

Have a look at an article I wrote about the superb Docker.

Monitoring Howtos

There's comprehensive articles about the excellent Monit and the flexible nload.