Linux for Networking Professionals

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Linux for Networking Professionals

Linux for Networking Professionals


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Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 528

ISBN : 9781800204652

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

Get to grips with the most common as well as complex Linux networking configurations, tools, and services to enhance your professional skills

Key Features

  • Learn how to solve critical networking problems using real-world examples
  • Configure common networking services step by step in an enterprise environment
  • Discover how to build infrastructure with an eye toward defense against common attacks

Book Description

As Linux continues to gain prominence, there has been a rise in network services being deployed on Linux for cost and flexibility reasons. If you are a networking professional or an infrastructure engineer involved with networks, extensive knowledge of Linux networking is a must.

This book will guide you in building a strong foundation of Linux networking concepts. The book begins by covering various major distributions, how to pick the right distro, and basic Linux network configurations. You'll then move on to Linux network diagnostics, setting up a Linux firewall, and using Linux as a host for network services. You'll discover a wide range of network services, why they're important, and how to configure them in an enterprise environment. Finally, as you work with the example builds in this Linux book, you'll learn to configure various services to defend against common attacks. As you advance to the final chapters, you'll be well on your way towards building the underpinnings for an all-Linux datacenter.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to not only configure common Linux network services confidently, but also use tried-and-tested methodologies for future Linux installations.

What you will learn

  • Use Linux as a troubleshooting and diagnostics platform
  • Explore Linux-based network services
  • Configure a Linux firewall and set it up for network services
  • Deploy and configure Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) services securely
  • Configure Linux for load balancing, authentication, and authorization services
  • Use Linux as a logging platform for network monitoring
  • Deploy and configure Intrusion Prevention Services (IPS)
  • Set up Honeypot solutions to detect and foil attacks

Who this book is for

This book is for IT and Windows professionals and admins looking for guidance in managing Linux-based networks. Basic knowledge of networking is necessary to get started with this book.

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Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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