Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 03-15-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
Sys/Net Admin Stuff

Hi, I am not newbiw to Linux but close enough(when admin stuff is concerned), I have been installing few things here there and basically been using my red hat for developing stuff, which really didnt require much to be done to the system, and if something was needed I could goto my companies net admin, since he left and no one is really that proficient, I will be taking over his responsibility for now, its a small place and we dont want to hire more than required people. We are about 20 odd people now, so its not much that I need to do.

I want to learn a little about user management, along with setting up networks. Currently everyone has their stand alone system and we dont use central logging, central source code repository etc

We would be installing Red hat along with windows on most of the machines and would want Red hat to be able to access windows FS and also a central login enviornment.

I know its a big task, or atleast seems to be like its huge since I have never done this.

Along with doing these things, I would want to setup a firewall, proxy, mail server(I did install postfix on my laptop, just to see if I encounter any issues, thankfully none so far), webserver(not a problem), but I dont know if that changes when I install firewall and proxy.

These are some bare necessaties that i would require. Can someone help me out here a little or point me in the right direction, that would be great.

Any small concise books or links would really be nice.

Also some experience on what software to use would also be appreciated.

Thanks a ton in advance


Last edited by ankursaxena; 03-15-2005 at 04:18 PM.
Old 03-15-2005, 05:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Jan 2005
Location: Nottingham, UK
Distribution: Mageia 6, KDE Neon
Posts: 4,313

Rep: Reputation: 212Reputation: 212Reputation: 212
Here is my suggestion: it's really easy to use/maintain/administer.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sys Admin Scenarios logicalfuzz Linux - Certification 0 11-16-2005 10:49 PM
Looking for a Linux Sys Admin ftbaccounts Linux - Certification 1 02-08-2005 12:11 PM
network/sys admin programming Longinus Programming 2 07-25-2004 02:38 AM
quirky OS or irresponsible sys admin? edsmithers Linux - Newbie 1 11-24-2003 03:47 PM
Linux Sys Admin smurphy Linux - General 2 07-31-2001 07:05 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:21 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration