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Introduction to Linux networking
Submitted by jinlusuh on Sat, 09/20/2008 - 07:50
This is a Linux networking section. Users have learned how to install Linux, practising a few basic Linux commands which enabled them to manage Linux system in the previous Linux basics and Linux administration tutorials. Here in the Linux networking section, user will be exposed to what Linux is all about, serving network.
As you know, Linux itself is just a kernel. Linux can be configured as a networked workstation, a DNS server, a DHCP server, a web server, a mail server, a file and print server, database server, a firewall, a gateway router and many more. Is Linux can be all that? Yes it can. In this section, user will learn the true meaning of Linux, which is a network operating system or server system, to be all that mention above.
The first thing you should learn about networking is ip addresses. A server and a client computer must have an ip address so that it can be reach in network environment. Learn about Linux ip address in Linux networking - ip address and subnet mask tutorial here.
Linux server can serves networking 365 days a year without any problem. It's a proof that Linux is a very stable and secure network operating system when properly configured and maintained. All that starts with setting up a network card and configure an ip address for the server. The Linux networking - Installing Ethernet card tutorial is a guide on how to install Ethernet card in Linux computer.
You already learned about ip address and installing a network interface card, now it's time to configure Linux ip address. Here is a guide on how to Setup Slackware Ethernet ip address.
During this period of learning, understanding of Linux command structure and syntax is necessary. Setting up and configuring Linux network requires testing and troubleshooting. You might encounter errors, which is most likely, and try to troubleshoot by analysing error log files. You can learn and practice Linux network commands in Linux network commands tutorial.