Enterprise Linux Networking Services


This class is an expansive course that covers a wide range of network services useful to every organization. Special attention is paid to the concepts needed to implement these services securely, and to the trouble-shooting skills which will be necessary for   real-world administration of these network services. Like all of our courses, the course material is designed to provide extensive hands-on experience. Topics include: Security with SELinux and Netfilter, DNS concepts and implementation with Bind; LDAP concepts and implementation using OpenLDAP; Web services with Apache; FTP with vsftpd; caching, filtering proxies with Squid; SMB/CIFS (Windows networking) with Samba; and e-mail concepts and implementation with Postfix combined with either Dovecot or Cyrus.


Students should already be comfortable with basic Linux or Unix administration. Fundamentals such as the Linux filesystem, process management, and how to edit files will not be covered in class. A good understanding of network concepts, the TCP/IP protocol suite is also assumed. These skills are taught in the “Linux
and “Enterprise Linux Systems Administration” courses.

Supported Distributions:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

Course Outline:

  1. Securing Services
  2. DNS Concepts
  3. Configuring BIND
  4. Creating DNS Hierarchies
  5. Advanced BIND DNS Features
  6. LDAP Concepts and Clients
  7. OpenLDAP Servers
  8. Using Apache
  9. Apache Security

10. Apache Server-Side Scripting Administration

11. Implementing an FTP Server

12. The SQUID Proxy Server

13. Samba Concepts and Configuration

14. SMTP Theory

15. Postfix

16. Mail Services and Retrieval

  • Sendmail
  • NIS

To Hire an AMS Red Hat Linux Subject Matter Expert Consultant and Instructor who also teaches this class, call us today @ 800-798-3901!

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