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Total UNIX networking for engineers

A 5 day
training course

UNIX networking training course description

A course covering the complete range of standard UNIX networking products from the basic TCP/IP configuration through DNS, NIS, NFS and Samba. Hands-on exercises follow most theory sessions.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Describe TCP/IP, Apache, DNS, NIS, NIS+, NFS, Samba and sendmail.
  • Configure and administrate TCP/IP.
  • Install and administrate a DNS server.
  • Configure and administrate a NIS+ network.
  • Administrate NFS.
  • Setup a sendmail server.

UNIX networking training course details

Who will benefit:
System Administrators.
Network Administrators.
Support personnel including pre sale.
UNIX fundamentals
5 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

UNIX networking training course contents

Overview, Network basics, protocols, daemons, servers and clients, 7 layer model.

What is TCP/IP? The Internet, RFCs. ping, hostnames, IP addresses, subnetting, ifconfig, /etc/hosts.

Base services
ftp, rcp, telnet, rlogin, rsh, talk, trust, /etc/hosts.equiv, .rhosts. Clients and daemons, inetd, xinetd. The TCP/IP startup process, rc2.d, rc5.d, Various other utilities, finger.

Diagnostics and troubleshooting
A methodology, Important files, Standard tools, netstat.

TCP/IP specialised protocols
DHCP, PPP, SNMP, routed

Setting up a basic web server.

What is DNS?, How does it work? Server setup, client setup.

DNS and growth
Maintenance, numberof nameservers, subdomains, Parenting.

Troubleshooting DNS
nslookup, implications for hosts.equiv... Working with NIS, debugging output.

NIS and NIS+
What is NIS and NIS+, How NIS+ works, Server configuration, Client configuration, maintaining the NIS+ namespace. NIS+ troubleshooting.

What is NFS? How it works, exports and mounts, network security, performance tuning, the automounter, RPC, NFS daemons

What is sendmail? terminology, mail addressing, setting up a mail server, setting up a mail client, the sendmail.cf file, sendmail.mc file, setting up a mail host, setting up a relay host.

Other areas
Integrating UNIX with Microsoft products, Samba, the X Window system.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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