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section tag USB authentication for Linux computers and users

| Pekka Helenius |  June 23, 2020 
Updated:  June 28, 2020 
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Are you looking for a cheap and trustworthy two-factor authentication solution for your Linux computer or computers? You should take a look at USB PAM authentication module which let you to establish either a simple or complicated authentication rules and actions for each Linux user depending on your needs and environment. The module stacks on top of your existing solutions such as basic password or LDAP authentication and adds extra layer of security.

section tag Network virtualization with GNS3

| Pekka Helenius |  August 6, 2019 
Updated:  August 15, 2021 
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On a complex networking environments, investing to physical devices before doing a solid planning is almost never a good approach.

Thankfully, there are solutions to this issue. Actually, multiple ones. The keyword for all solutions is virtualization. Why not to simulate and optimize physical network environment as close as you can before investments? And playing with networks, it can be both fun and challenging.

This post covers basic idea of GNS3, an open-source network virtualization solution. In GNS3, simulated networks can, if allowed, access physical networks and vice-versa + you can use real (virtualized) operating systems in addition to router, switch and firewall software.