[PLUG] Help required - system administration from basics

Shyamgopal Kundapurkar kundapurkar at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 22:54:17 PDT 2012


On Tue, Aug 7, 2012 at 8:32 AM, Sunil Beta Baskar <betasam at gmail.com> wrote:

> > I don't know whether this is the right way to ask help from PLUG. But
> want
> > to learn administration both network and internet connectivity. I am
> using
> > Ubuntu from almost 2 years but want to learn networking in linux from
> > basics. If any one can guide me, please give me the links or contact of
> > person who can help me.
>
>
1) If one feels intimidated about the "right way" to ask help on PLUG, we
need to change something. Thats not what PLUG was setup for.

2) Now to answer Rohini's question:

   2.1) If you want to learn fundas of networking so that you can configure
networking on Linux machines in Prabodhini, **first** book to start with
would be Craig Hunt's seminal book:
http://www.flipkart.com/tcp-ip-network-administration-3-ed-756-pages-hunt-8173664676/p/itmdyu7ncqk5mvdn?pid=9788173664670&ref=27ce54f5-3f6b-4a1e-a6f3-2d798e54bbe6

  2.2) After you read the above book, choose a Linux flavour you want to
install and read documentation specific to that Linux flavor. For example,
if I chose to install Ubuntu Gnu-Linux server ver 12.04LTS, I would start
by looking up this: https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/index.html

  2.3) If you want to teach a formal "Networking fundamentals and
programming" course (1 sem), then you should read the book pointed out by
Aditya (Andrew Tanenbaum) and then these two books: (both vol 1 and 2)
http://www.flipkart.com/unix-network-programmingthe-sockets-networking-api-812032823x/p/itmdytcz7jpfk49y?pid=9788120328235&ref=10c80231-89e9-4a3e-bb9d-02c9929d93e5

 2.4) Finally, if you want to work on Linux networking stack internals,
this book is indespensible:
http://www.flipkart.com/understanding-linux-network-internals-8184040768/p/itmdyusdu9waymgg?pid=9788184040760&ref=2007d30a-ea48-4910-aa46-04b0ca152e59

Hope that helps.

warm regards,
shyam ....


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