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Old 11-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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want to create a development environment for training


I would like to create a small domain to understand the basics required for running a buiness environment. Where are the best/logical tutorials to learn from


So far I have looked at

BIND9 and SAMBA for a file share to connect to 2 clients.
I am wondering what to include next and what are bthe ypical bash scripts and day to day maintenance that you would do as a technician in a small business environment i.e. account creation typical services that fail etc.
 
Old 11-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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I would like to create a small domain to understand the basics required for running a buiness environment. Where are the best/logical tutorials to learn from

So far I have looked at BIND9 and SAMBA for a file share to connect to 2 clients.
I am wondering what to include next and what are bthe ypical bash scripts and day to day maintenance that you would do as a technician in a small business environment i.e. account creation typical services that fail etc.
This is a very open-ended question. There is nothing 'typical' from one environment to the next. Some businesses would only need a shared printer...some need a lot of disk space shared between multiple folks. Some need dedicated email and web services, some don't. There is no 'typical' answer. Also, you only really need Samba for sharing with Windows systems....if the clients are also Linux, you don't need it, and can use NFS instead.

The first step would be to identify what the business NEEDS, and what they WANT. They may NEED print sharing services from day one, and be quite happy to share files on a thumbdrive (if there are just two of them), until you can get file sharing up and going. Or, they may not need file sharing AT ALL, depending on the business. Do they WANT to have their own web server in house, or are they happy with it being hosted?

Identify the needs first...the wants second, then figure out what you need to address each one.
 
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:24 PM   #3
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Thanks TBOne

OK I'll start again
I am entirely new to this, so I would like to know the best starting point to learn linux and in your opinion the most commonly used services/tasks in a linux environment to start from.
Thanks for your prompt reply
 
Old 11-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Well, if you have a scanner at home (which is connected with USB to a Linuxcomputer), share the scanner in your network.
If you manage to use the scanner from any Linuxcomputer in your network, make the next step and find out how to use it with Windows.
Also share your printer and use it with both Linux and Windows.

This will teach you much about Linux and networking.

Markus
 
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Thanks TBOne
OK I'll start again
I am entirely new to this, so I would like to know the best starting point to learn linux and in your opinion the most commonly used services/tasks in a linux environment to start from.
...which is a different question than you first asked. The best starting point is installing it. Get it up, running, and configured. As markrush said, configuring devices will teach you alot. And again, there is no real 'commonly used' services....they depend on the needs of the user, just like in Windows.

For an end-user, there won't be many (if any), 'services' running at all, since you're using it as a desktop (like a Windows/Mac system). You CAN have SSH, telnet, ftp, apache, samba, bind, dhcp, and a whole slew of other services, but they address a specific NEED. You can install/configure them one at a time,if you're just learning.
 
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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I think the questions should be asked this way:
How can I be a system administrator? where to start from ?
But the real question is WHAT to administer?
 
Old 11-19-2012, 02:59 AM   #7
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As above, the qn is really open ended; you need to decide what services you NEED and then learn how to set those up and Administer them.
If you're talking about a business, I'd go RHEL if you want paid support, otherwise Centos (free rebuild of RHEL) if you are prepared to do you own support.
You could start with RHEL than switch to Centos later.
Incidentally, latest version is 6.3.
http://www.linuxtopia.org/online_boo..._6_deployment/

A reasonable guess says you'll want (as a minimum) email (default SMTP server is called postfix) and ssh (to login & admin the system); see the above link for those and other services.
 
  


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