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Linux iptables as a Router

Netfilter : The actual filtering in a Linux box is done using Netfilter. Iptables : is the tool used to create this filters. Iptables maintain state-full firewall. Ipchains does not maintain state-full firewall The module…


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NIS : Network Information Service

An NIS system maintains and distributes a central directory of user and group information, hostnames, e-mail aliases and other text-based information in a network. Though not the core purpose, NIS can be used for centralized…


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NFS : Network File System

A network file system is a computer file system that supports sharing of files, printers, etc over a computer network. Package : nfs-utils.rpm Configuration file : /etc/exports Daemon : nfs Procedure to share a folder…


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Linux SSH (Secure Shell)

SSH is a network protocol. It allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices. Same protocol is used for: ssh sftp scp RPM packages required to rum ssh includes: Openssh.rpm…


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File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

Package: vsftpd—-.rpm Configuration file: /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf Package: ftp (client) Two types of login: (a) Anonymous login: Anyone can login using the username “anonymous” or “ftp”, with password field blank. Here the user will be restricted to…


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Bind DNS Service

DNS is a structured database system that maps a computer’s fully qualified domain name into an IP address. Computers in a network use IP addresses to locate and connect to each other, but IP addresses…


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Linux SWAP Memory

Listed delow is the procedure to create a swap space in Linux: # fdisk /dev/sda : Create a partition in Linux # mkswap -v1 /dev/sda10 : Make and format swap partition using this command #…


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Redhat Linux User Administration

User ID = uid. The uid of root is 0. UID from 1 to 499 is reserved for system services such as the user apache, nagios, etc The first user created by root will always…


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Redhat Package Manager (RPM)

Set of binary files, which are compiled programs. This is similar to add/remove programs in windows. RPM is used to manage installation packages including installation and un-installation. The database that contains information of all rpms…


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Linux File Attributes

Listed below are few attributes that can be assigned to a file: # chattr +i /etc/passwd : i = immutable (cannot remove, edit, rename or move) # chattr -i /etc/passwd : Remove the above attribute…