Windows-to-Linux roadmap: Part 7. Networking
- Check out the other parts in the Windows-to-Linux roadmap series (developerWorks, November 2003).
The online Linux
Network Administrator's Guide, Second Edition
single reference for network administration in a Linux environment.
Beginners and experienced users alike will find the information on
nearly all important administration activities required to manage a
Linux network configuration.
Ethernet HOWTO has information about which ethernet devices can be
used for Linux, and how to set them up (with a focus on the hardware and
low-level driver aspect of the ethernet cards).
The Linux Documentation Project also has a
HOWTOs by category to help you find relevant documentation easily.
Hardware Control Lists include the Red Hat Hardware search
page, the SuSE Linux Component
DataBase, and the UnitedLinux Certified and
You'll find more information on networking fundamentals in the IBM
developerWorks tutorial "LPI
certification 102 exam prep, Part 3: Networking".
File sharing and security are covered in the IBM developerWorks tutorial
certification 102 exam prep, Part 4: Secure shell and file sharing".
System security is a vast and complex topic, but in an interconnected
world, it affects everyone. Luckily, it is never too early nor too late to
get started with it. The documents Adding
Security to Common Linux Distributions and Strategies
for Keeping a Secure Server (which is the twelfth chapter from the
earlier referenced Linux Administration Made Easy guide) will help
you to do just that.
The IBM developerWorks article "Linux
hardware stability guide" shows you how to diagnose and fix many
potential hardware troubles.
Learn more about networking in the IBM developerWorks articles "Sharing
computers on a Linux (or heterogeneous) network" and "Setting up a Local Area Network".
Emulate Cisco behavior by following the IBM developerWorks article
a network router on Linux".
Employ better security -- the IBM developerWorks article "Connect
securely with ssh" shows you how.
Another great resource for those transitioning from Windows to Linux is
FAQ for Linux users.
- For getting started with IBM software on Linux, there's no better resource than the Speed-start your Linux app
page. You'll find installation tips and links to resources for DB2,
Lotus Domino, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Studio, and more.
You can also sign up to receive a free Linux Software Evaluation Kit,
containing trial software and training resources.
- Find more resources for Linux developers in the developerWorks Linux zone.
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