A good resource for that: http://andys.org.uk/bits/2010/02/24/iproute2-life-after-ifco...
45 - Use LVM always if it's possible.
And the developer page shows no activity in a long while:
I am a bit embarrassed to know nothing about this as I have blithely been using ipconfig and route over the last few years.
One command that I have been using from the newer suite is ethtools - that is really useful. I like the very detailed interface error counts
The Debian Installer (I belive it uses busybox) includes both dhclient and ip.
For example, some of the first posts will be:
Building a global, centralised logging system with open-source software and Splunk
Using Splunk as a front-end for munin monitoring data
Dynamic kickstart files (for automated RedHat installs)
Are there any topics you like to see on the site?
For my interest making some of the low level processes more understandable would be great.
Recently I came across a sysadvent article on stracing 'ls' it was exactly the kind of thing that is useful to me. (quite probably an HN or reddit/r/programming link)
Also in the "Land of Lisp" book learning what the bit operator 'ash' does was a real eye-opener.
Both of these things are pretty basic for someone with a CS or EE background. But I think a lot of sysadmins come from other backgrounds. A bit more than a decade ago I was a grad student in a Literature department and found myself inexplicably attracted to Linux, OpenSource and started to try and extricate myself from Windows gui-ness. Eventually landed a sysadmin job about 5 yrs ago after taking some CS courses and some DIY learning.
In short I have real weaknesses in math and low level understanding of what is happening at the kernel level - I really treasure things like the 2 mentioned articles as they shed light on what is going on at a lower level.
I read the "stracing ls" article (I think it was posted here), which was fascinating reading. I am planning to write higher-level tutorials rather than dissecting low-level commands, although now that I think about it a mix of the two would be better.
Thanks for the feedback - if there are any specific areas you would like to see covered do let me know, and I'll do my best to include them.
I think if you are in a rescue mode and are in a limited env (busybox/ ash type of scenario) then it is very good to know how to backup using dd...