Advanced Linux Networking by Roderick W. Smith

By Roderick W. Smith

More and more, Linux is used to force networks in mission-critical environments -- and system/network directors operating in these environments should have a long way deeper services than ever sooner than. complicated Linux Networking selections up the place traditional Linux books go away off, supporting skilled Linux method and community directors accomplish extra -- and clear up extra difficulties -- than they could with the other ebook. Its breadth and intensity make it a very good single-volume reference for each Linux expert. The booklet is established into 4 sections, every one necessary to the operating Linux administrator: Low-Level Configuration, neighborhood community Servers, net Servers, and community protection and Router capabilities. In-depth insurance comprises: kernel and TCP/IP configuration, substitute community stacks, server startup scripting, DHCP configuration, Kerberos authentication, printer sharing, mail protocols, distant login servers, GUI entry, distant method management, community backups, iptables firewalls, and VPNs. The book's broad part on web providers indicates tips to deal with digital domain names and safe websites; research Apache log documents; and run FTP servers; and includes designated insurance of SMTP-based electronic mail platforms. one of the themes lined in unheard of intensity: configuring Kerberos; operating time servers, font servers, and chroot jails; and utilizing Samba's scripting functions to burn CDs and create PDFs. for each skilled Linux method or community administrator, and for Linux strength clients with network-related tasks.

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Conf, Linux will attempt to load the network drivers automatically whenever it detects an attempt to start up a network interface. If you should need to do this manually for any reason, you may use the insmod command to do the job: # insmod ne This command will load the ne module, making it available for use. local. If your connection uses PPP, SLIP, or some other software protocol for communicating over serial, . com to register it. Thanks parallel, or other traditionally nonnetwork ports, you must load the drivers for the port itself and for the software protocol in question.

1 shows the YaST2 configuration screen in which this option is set. Click Automatic Address Setup (via DHCP), and the system will obtain its IP address via DHCP. 1. GUI configuration tools make it easy to enable DHCP client operation. com to register it. Thanks . Unfortunately, DHCP configuration isn't always quite this easy. Potential problems include the following: · Incompatible DHCP clients— Four DHCP clients are common on Linux systems: pump, dhclient, dhcpxd, and dhcpcd (don't confuse either of the latter two with dhcpd, the DHCP server).

Thanks compilation that fails with one or more error messages. The usual solution is to upgrade the kernel, or at least the affected driver, or omit it entirely if you don't really need that feature. · Unfulfilled dependencies— If a driver relies upon some other driver, the first driver should only be selectable after the second driver has been selected. Sometimes, though, the configuration scripts miss such a detail, so you can configure a system that won't work. The most common symptom is that the individual modules compile, but they won't combine into a complete kernel file.

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