Level up your Linux network administration skills by implementing a secure computer network.
Linux can be configured as a network workstation, a DNS server, a mail server, a firewall, a gateway router, and many other things. Network administration is one of the main tasks of a Linux administrator.
In this Video Learning Path, you will begin with configuring and deploying several network services including file, web, mail, and servers. You will then learn how to enable NAT on the router in order to allow Internet access from the network.
Going ahead, you will learn to configure Samba to centralize authentication for your network service and Linux client to leverage it for authentication.
You’ll also set up SMTP and IMAP mail services, and enable spam filtering. Then we’ll configure our own XMPP-based IM service, configure it to communicate with other XMPP services, and configure Pidgin as a client to utilize the service.
Finally, you will have a network with a number of services running on it, and will implement monitoring in order to detect problems as they occur.
By the end of this Video Learning Path, you will learn to build, maintain, and secure a computer network using Linux.
For this course, we have combined the best works of this esteemed author:
- Gregory Boyce is a technologist with nearly 20 years' experience using and managing Linux systems. He has spent the last 15 years working at Akamai Technologies, where he has worked in roles ranging from network operations, internal IT, information security, software testing, and professional services.
- Currently, he heads up the Linux OS team that manages Akamai's custom Linux operating system, which runs on their massively distributed customer-facing network.
- You need to have prior experience of how a Linux machine operates
- You should be familiar with setting up a Linux server and how to install additional software
- Setting up a physical network
- Setting up an IPv6 tunnel via Hurricane Electric
- Configure Samba as an Active Directory compatible directory service
- Configuring WebDAV through Apache
- Filter spam with SpamAssassin
- Install ejabberd
- Configure the Pidgin client
- Detect systems on your network with NMAP