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I am interested to do my final year project in linux so it will give me a good knowledge how linux works.
I would like to combine my project with network design too.
I am confident enough using linux and I have a time period of 8 months.
I would be very grade full if you could suggest me any ideas that i could combine both design of a network and installation of server (samba, lamp, xampp) please.
Members here at LQ volunteer their time and your request is not urgent to anyone but yourself. Be patient and step through your needs or demands for the project. By laying out a thought out timeline for the project that will provide you with a map to hopefully keep you from getting lost.
Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;
I think you have a good start with what you've described.
As you can likely tell, setting up a bunch of computers and allowing them to be on a network is pretty much as simple as what you'd do at your home. Start thinking about what the offices and businesses might need for access, services, and protections. Think about the different departments they could be, the different technical levels of expertise you could expect to see, and the different scopes of businesses that could be performed. For instance, the factory assembler may require computer access to account for their time, or to order parts; they typically should not be exposed to sensitive corporate documentation. Or for instance the accounting and payroll departments' records would need to be kept discrete, but accessible to those who require access.
I would suggest that you conceive of a scenario which covers more expansion and definition of the activities and requirements for this hypothetical business. And suggest that you discuss with your advisor as to how far reaching you need to go. They may want you to limit your scope to a single office, or they may want to see how well you can architect a computing and network strategy for a multi-office/multi-country based corporation of significant size. In the end, it's based on your capabilities as a student and how much you can take on, your advisor can best help you with that and further, also define the minimum line too.
Think about all that you'd do to set up and manage a network and computer support for a local company, of some size. You can include people like factory assemblers, testers, research and development team, management, product support, sales, marketing, executives, and administration. And then expand that to have satellite offices or peer companies, or a larger presence such as multiple buildings, multiple sites, and a larger workforce.
That's why I recommend you talk to your advisor about this. Firstly they'll suggest some baseline which is acceptable as a project. I.e. if you are too short reaching, they'll let you know, and if you're too far reaching, they'll at least try to help you partition the project so that you can show progress but not be hindered. Because if you're really energetic, and do understand a great deal of the things needed, they'll take the stance of "prove it and impress me and I'll be happy to watch and advise you as you design a network security plan for a billion dollar corporation with 90,000 employees." But day #1, you should not attempt that.
I say find out what the assignment requirements are and then take it to whatever level you want to better your grade and credentials. The advisor is there to help you not go down a forever hole where you get stuck on some irrelevancy writing one end-all/be-all script or something. Ultimately you need to attain a base level of satisfactory performance and to stand out as a student, you can extend beyond that. I doubt anyone's going to stifle you from going to far.