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2.5 Admins


2.5 Admins is a podcast featuring two sysadmins called Allan Jude and Jim Salter, and a producer/editor who can just about configure a Samba share called Joe Ressington. Every two weeks we get together, talk about recent tech news, and answer some of your admin-related questions.

Popular episodes

2.5 Admins 66: Lack of Entropy

Nov 26 • 29:30

Tesla owners locked out of their cars, a Linux side-channel attack that enables DNS cache poisoning, why Jim doesn’t use Proxmox, and accessing KVM hosts from Windows....

2.5 Admins 65: Integritetsskyddsmyndigheten

Nov 18 • 28:36

How some Swedish parents tried to take control of their kids’ education app, why you shouldn’t try to add magsafe to your phone, introducing the new shiny at work, Samba security, and more....

2.5 Admins 64: Augmented Dystopia

Nov 11 • 29:44

Why the metaverse sounds terrible, Alder Lake benchmarks, revoking SSH keys, remote management of Windows machines, and more....

2.5 Admins 63: Unlocking the Future

Nov 4 • 30:06

The Oculus Go is opened up, a potential addition to HTTPS, Intel’s new Alder Lake CPUs, testing ZFS backups, virtualising a firewall, and more....

2.5 Admins 62: Top Notch

Oct 28 • 30:03

The stupid notch on the new Macs, why Windows 11 had performance issues with AMD CPUs, virtualising a firewall, why hibernation isn’t really a thing, and more....

2.5 Admins 61: Alice and Bob

Oct 21 • 30:32

How not to steal and sell sensitive information, why ISPs shouldn’t try to sue Netflix, and the best way to set up wireless access points....

2.5 Admins 60: Butter Fingers

Oct 14 • 31:43

How Facebook’s services managed to go down for 6 hours, Windows Subsystem for Linux is now easier than ever to set up, and expanding a large capacity storage server....

2.5 Admins 59: Megaphone in the Middle

Oct 7 • 30:11

Why RISC-V looks promising for the future, how the web switched to HTTPS by default, an interesting DoS method, and how mitigating ssh attacks has changed over the years....

2.5 Admins 58: Autocompromised

Sep 30 • 29:54

A pretty serious flaw with Autodiscover that leaks email credentials, why Btrfs sucks for more than one disk, and the best hardware for a low-powered NAS....

2.5 Admins 57: Spherical Chickens

Sep 23 • 29:52

What exactly constitutes WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption, your feedback about time-based YouTube blocking, Optane in servers, and what sysadmins actually do....

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