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We take a practical look at some TCP/IP fundamentals, so you can manage multiple network connections.

Practical Networking for Linux Admins: TCP/IP

Get to know networking basics with this tutorial from our archives. Linux grew up with a networking stack as part of its core, and networking is one of its strongest features. Let's take a practical look at some of the TCP/IP fundamentals we use every day. It's IP Address I have a peeve. OK, more...
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How to Install a Device Driver on Linux

...most default Linux drivers are open source and integrated into the system, which makes installing any drivers that are not included quite complicated, even though most hardware devices can be automatically detected.  To learn more about how Linux drivers work, I recommend reading An Introduction...
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An Introduction to Udev: The Linux Subsystem for Managing Device Events

Udev is the Linux subsystem that supplies your computer with device events. In plain English, that means it's the code that detects when you have things plugged into your computer, like a network card, external hard drives (including USB thumb drives), mouses, keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, DVD...
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Virtualizing the Clock

Dmitry Safonov wanted to implement a namespace for time information. The twisted and bizarre thing about virtual machines is that they get more virtual all the time. There's always some new element of the host system that can be given its own namespace and enter the realm of the virtual machine....
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The find command can do much more than simple searches; take it to the next level this tutorial from Paul Brown.

Beyond Finding Stuff with the Linux find Command

Continuing the quest to become a command-line power user, in this installment, we will be taking on the find command. Jack Wallen already covered the basics of find in an article published recently here on Linux.com. If you are completely unfamiliar with find, please read that article first to come...
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Systems Engineer Salary Rises Even Higher with Linux Experience

System administration is a very reactive role, with sysadmins constantly monitoring networks for issues. Systems engineers, on the other hand, can build a system that anticipates users’ needs (and potential problems). In certain cases, they must integrate existing technology stacks (e.g., following...
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LDAP Authentication In Linux

This howto will show you how to store your users in LDAP and authenticate some of the services against it. I will not show how to install particular packages, as it is distribution/system dependent. I will focus on "pure" configuration of all components needed to have LDAP authentication/storage of...
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Linux IoT Landscape: Distributions

Linux is an Operating System: the program at the heart of controlling a computer. It decides how to partition the available resources (CPU, memory, disk, network) between all of the other programs vying for it. The operating system, while very important, isn’t useful on its own. Its purpose is to...
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Got a Screwdriver? GalliumOS Can Turn Chromebooks Into Linux Boxes

GalliumOS is a Chromebook-specific Linux variant. It lets you put a real Linux distro on a Chromebook. My recent review of a new Chromebook feature -- the ability to run Linux apps on some Chromebook models -- sparked my interest in other technologies that run complete Linux distros on some...
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How to Partition and Format a Drive on Linux

On most computer systems, Linux or otherwise, when you plug a USB thumb drive in, you're alerted that the drive exists. If the drive is already partitioned and formatted to your liking, you just need your computer to list the drive somewhere in your file manager window or on your desktop. It's a...
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