Author: Michael Pruitt

Michael Pruitt is a Support Systems Administrator for Nexcess. He brings over a decade of experience to his current role. When not working, Michael can be found officiating roller derby bouts.

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In this article, you will learn how and why a VPS server or dedicated server might block an Internet Protocol address (IP address) and how to resolve it.

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Pip (also known as Pip3 — corresponding to Python 3) is a tool for installing and managing Python packages (the name "Pip" is a recursive anagram for "Pip Installs Packages"). It is considered by many to be essential for developing Python packages. If you're developing or distributing Python packages, Pip is a must-have. In this guide, you will be shown a few methods for installing Pip, as well as a few steps you can take to verify the installation was successful, giving you a smooth start to Python 3 package development. Let's review how to install Pip on CentOS 7.

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Basic Firewall Rules

In a firewall rule, the action component decides if it will permit or block traffic. It has an action-on-match feature. For example, if the traffic matches the components of a rule, then it will be permitted to connect to the network. It is essential to consider the potential security risks when modifying a firewall rule to avoid future issues. Following firewall rules best practices can help you maximize the effectiveness of your solution.

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Azure DevOps and CI/CD

Azure DevOps is a set of tools and services provided by Microsoft that helps developers and teams collaborate and automate the process of building, testing, and deploying software. One of the key features of Azure DevOps is its ability to support continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD), a software development practice that helps teams deliver code changes more frequently and with higher quality.

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