UNIX Fundamentals: Network Administration

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An open-source system with many variants, UNIX is one of the most widely used OSes in the world. It has gained success in personal use markets such as desktop PCs (with UNIX-based operating systems like Linux and Mac OSX), and in smartphones with the Android OS. Its used by individuals, companies, and organizations for a variety of applications. Commercial UNIX systems include Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, and HP-UX. One of the things that makes UNIX so popular is its sophisticated network administration features. Administrators can exert precise controls over UNIX systems, both locally (workstation) and remotely (network and Internet). This course is an overview of UNIX network administration, including TCP/IP networking, implementing DHCP and DNS, using UNIX with Apache server, and file sharing with NFS and Samba.

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Individuals and companies who want to get a thorough grounding in UNIX principles and operation.

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UNIX Fundamentals: Network Administration

  • configure the network interface with ifconfig
  • perform name resolution
  • create new network routes
  • configure network settings that need to initialize automatically at boot time.
  • implement DHCP on a network
  • implement BIND
  • configure a zone file
  • install and run Apache
  • configure Apache
  • implement TCP/IP networking
  • implement DNS on a network
  • implement Apache
  • establish access permissions for NFS
  • mount remote file systems
  • configure Samba shares
  • authenticate clients
  • recognize how to troubleshoot Samba
  • share files with NFS
  • configure Samba and authenticate clients
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