Windows networks can be configured from a graphical interface, but if you want to explore all the functions, try using NetShell at the command line to configure TCP/IP stack parameters and network services.
The longer a MySQL database is in use, the less you can do without it, so as your organization grows, you will eventually face the question of availability. Galera Cluster for MySQL is one possible answer.
Running an IRC server might seem almost anachronistic, but the classic service from the early 1990s offers a huge amount of functionality with very little in the line of resources. In the daily grind at the office, IRC supports simple communications at a distance.
A honeypot is a specialized security tool that pretends to be an ordinary system to attract and identify attackers. Experienced intruders, however, are not so easily fooled. An experimental new technology known as HoneypotMe moves honeypot functionality to real systems on the production network.
IPv6 is establishing itself in everyday IT life, and all modern operating systems from Windows, through Mac OS X, to Linux have it on board; but if you let IPv6 introduce itself into your environment, you could be in for some unpleasant surprises.
Compiling and testing newly written code is one thing. But, creating an entire RPM package to be able to install the software cleanly on the test systems is something quite different. Jenkins helps minimize this work.