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Old 02-14-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
TehSnarf
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Talking I am a networking retard...


I'm looking to get more knowledgeable on networking and how it work. I've got a lot of spare time at work and am looking for anything and everything on networking, starting with the basics. I'm really interested in Linux and how it works, and would prefer to have items related, but I'll take what I can get. The more friendly, the better.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:05 AM   #2
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well, iptables is an important basic linux networking skill to have...

here's a page with lots of good stuff for learning iptables:

http://www.linuxguruz.com/iptables/

also, this iptables tutorial seems to be a favorite for many folks:

http://iptables-tutorial.frozentux.n...-tutorial.html

also, a search for "networking" in google's linux engine can give you some good, more general stuff:

http://www.google.com/linux?hl=en&lr...=Google+Search

if you want a really nice and professional tutorial about linux networking in general i can recommend the one IBM offers for people preparing for the LPI exams:

http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork...-lpir27-i.html

just my two cents...


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Old 02-14-2005, 11:07 AM   #3
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Before a newbie sinks his teeth in Iptables I'd reccomend basic tcp/ip. At the very least you should know how addressing and subnet masks work. Routing tables and some idea of dns would also be good.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:11 AM   #4
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Originally posted by wijnands
Before a newbie sinks his teeth in Iptables I'd reccomend basic tcp/ip. At the very least you should know how addressing and subnet masks work. Routing tables and some idea of dns would also be good.
yeah, that's why i linked the IBM tutorials also...

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This tutorial is ideal for those who want to learn about or improve their basic Linux networking and security skills.
 
Old 02-14-2005, 06:00 PM   #5
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A word in your ear, if you want to ask about networking - ask in the networking forum. however ...
here is some light reading

http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/

http://www.faqs.org/docs/

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/linag2/book/index.html

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/samba2/book/toc.html

http://tille.xalasys.com/training/tldp/index.html

http://www.tldp.org/

http://us1.samba.org/samba/

http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/index.html.gz

hope this helps
live long and prosper
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