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Linux Network Administration

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Get the most out of your Linux system in a network environment. It covers verifying and configuring your hardware and software for a network environment; identifying yourself and others on the network using domain name services and DHCP; providing services over the network including Sendmail, Samba, FTP, HTTP, and more; and security topics including general network security and firewalls.


5 levels - 82 training modules - 15 learning hours


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SINGLE USER: Linux Network Administration (5 levels)
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1 YR ONLINE, e-Study Guides$399.00Add To Cart
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MULTI USER: Linux Network Administration (5 levels)
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Course Instructor: William C. Holliker, Linux Expert

William Holliker is President of Open Systems Courseware which specializes in the development and delivery of leading edge technical training and courseware for Unix, Linux, Programming and Networking technologies. William has been a technical course developer and instructor for over 25 years. He has written three certificate training programs and two certification programs. In addition to his technical experience, William has delivered over 500 technical training courses throughout the world.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Network Hardware, Software & Configuration
Network Hardware & Software
  • Network Hardware
  • Domains
  • Network Models
  • Network Protocols
  • IP Addresses
  • Subnets
  • Setting up a Network
  • Determining Network System Information
Network Configuration and Administration
  • Network Deamons
  • Network Control Files
  • Network Startup and Shutdown
  • Network Administration Commands
  • Configuring the Network
Lesson 2: NFS, DNS, & DHCP
Network File System (NFS)
  • The Network File System
  • NFS Commands and Files
  • Auto-mounting File Systems
Domain Name Services (DNS)
  • How DNS Works
  • Creating DNS Configuration Files
  • DNS Query Commands
  • Setting Up a DNS Client
  • Setting Up a DNS Server
  • Testing DNS
  • Common DNS Errors
Lesson 3: Sendmail, Samba & NTP
  • What is Sendmail?
  • Configuring Sendmail
  • Mail Aliases
  • Forwarding E-mail
  • SPAM
  • Setting Up a Mail Server
  • Setting Up E-Mail Clients
  • Sendmail Security
  • What is Samba?
  • The Testparm Program
  • Configuring and Controlling Samba
  • Using Samba
  • smbmount Options
  • Diagnosing Samba
Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • How ntpd Works
  • NTP Programs and Files
  • Running NTP
  • Troubleshooting ntpd
  • Internet Time Servers
Level 4: HTTPD, SSH, & FTP
The HTTPD Web Server
  • What is HTTPD?
  • The HTTPD Web Server
  • Configuring HTTPD
  • Directive Overrides
  • Accessing a Web Page
  • Setting Up Password Protected Web Pages
  • Virtual Website Hosting
  • Enabling the Use of CGI
  • Additional Apache Information
Using and Administering SSHg
  • What is SSH?
  • Terminal Client (ssh)
  • File Transfer Client (sftp)
  • Key Based Authentication
  • Configuring the Open SSH Server
The File Transfer Protocol Server
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Overview
  • Configuring an FTP Server
Lesson 5: Firewalls & Network Security
Building Firewalls
  • Introduction to Firewalls
  • Linux Firewall Overview
  • The iptables Command
  • Setting up the Firewall
  • Logging
  • Testing the Firewall
  • Saving and Restoring Firewall Rules
  • Easy Tables
Linux Network Security
  • Controlling Access Remote Host
  • Network Scanners
  • Securing Services
  • Port Sentry