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Can you please advice some good tool for Linux admin to have for the better administration.

it would be great if those are free.

I would appreciate if you send the links for those too...
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If you're new, try Webmin: http://www.webmin.com/
It gives you point and click administration.

If you're comfortable with ssh/bash then you probably already have most of the tools you need. Maybe install logwatch to automatically send you synopses of logs.
You can setup bash scripts with cron to monitor logins/disk space/processor usage etc and email you when there are problems.

Here's a quick guide on how to send alerts from CentOS: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-send-e-mail-alerts-on-a-centos-vps-for-system-monitoring

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Dan
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any good FTP tools / GUI tools ....and useful for monitoring ....please advice
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OK, if you start asking specific questions then we can give specific answers :)

To enable FTP server on a Linux box you would install a ftp daemon. A popular one is vsftpd (from Very Secure File Transfer Protocol Daemon). Here a guide (with pictures) on how to install it in Ubuntu: http://www.wikihow.com/Set-up-an-FTP-Server-in-Ubuntu-Linux

After you have your FTP server working, you would connect with an FTP client. I use Filezilla (https://filezilla-project.org/) when I'm on Windows.

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Dan
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i am looking GUI tools to ease my  work ...
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As Dan has already pointed out, webmin is the tool for this. It allows you to easily configure your system via a web-browser, so you don't have to sit in front of the actual server you are monitoring. It is built up in modules, of which some are standard, and others you can install later. If I'm not mistaken FTP is included in the standard modules.

There are also some specialized distributions that come with their own utilities to manage them. Very well designed is Zentyal Server which also has a built-in web administrator based tool to set it up and administer it. It is based on Ubuntu server. If you aren't required to use a certain Linux Distribution, I'd recommend using Zentyal (you can also install the Zentyal Components yourself on top of a running Ubuntu server using apt-get):

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=zentyal
http://www.zentyal.org/server/#server-screenshots
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There is a video course here on Linux administration using Nagios: http://www.linuxcbt.com/products_linuxcbt_monitoring_edition.php

Might help you understand what you need.

HTH,
Dan
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apart  from putty, is there any tool with better feature available,to ease the work.
please advice.

Thanks
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I take it that you're on Windows.

There are a number of terminal emulators. Putty is about the oldest and best knon.

Alternatives: KiTTY, MobaXterm, Zoc etc.

It really depends on what you expect from a terminal.

None of them will help if you're not familiar with working with command-line tools, though.
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Can you please list few advantages using  -KiTTY, MobaXterm, Zoc etc ... over putty.

Thanks for ur patience
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The Features of Putty and Kitty are the same, as far as I can tell. If you want a Linux Server's GUI apps to also be started as GUI apps on a Windoze PC, you can start Xming on the m$ OS PC first (make sure you have enabled X11 forwarding in the SSHD file of your Linux Server):

http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
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The only one I've used briefly was KiTTY, and I liked the scp integration (meaning I could send a file by pressing Shift F3, for WinSCP).
All have their extra features listed on their respective sites.

The only grief I have with Putty is lack of tabs, and that can be solved with MTPuTTY, for ex.
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