Linux is the best-known and most-used open source family of free and open-source software operating system distributions built around the Linux kernel.

This book is targeted at Linux system administrators who have a good basic understanding and some prior experience of how a Linux machine operates, but want to better understand
how various network services function, how to set them up, and how to secure them.

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Chapters Covered – Linux

Chapter 1: Configuring a Router, start by getting you to manually configure the IP address information on your system and then properly configure the system to bring up its interfaces

From there, we’ll move on to extending our system to act as a router for your own network, including DHCP for dynamically configuring client systems.

Chapter 2: Configuring DNS, will cover setting up your internal DNS server for both resolving external hostnames for you, as well as hosting DNS records for your own domain.

Chapter 3: Configuring IPv6, will provide a brief introduction of IPv6. We’ll configure a tunnel to provide IPv6 connectivity, implement firewalling using iptables6, and provide IPv6 addresses
for the rest of your network.

Chapter 4: Remote Access, will look at methods for remotely interacting with your new network using OpenSSH and OpenVPN.

Chapter 5: Web Servers, will set up web servers hosting PHP code, using both the Apache HTTPD server and NGINX.

Chapter 6: Directory Services, will tell us how to use Samba 4 to create an Active Directory-compatible directory service for your network.

Chapter 7: Setting up File Storage, will give us several options to explore for hosting your own file storage, including Samba, NFS, and WebDAV.

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