Linux for Networking Professionals

By Rob VandenBrink
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About this book

As Linux continues to gain prominence, there has been a rise in network services being deployed on Linux for cost and flexibility reasons. If you are a networking professional or an infrastructure engineer involved with networks, extensive knowledge of Linux networking is a must.

This book will guide you in building a strong foundation of Linux networking concepts. The book begins by covering various major distributions, how to pick the right distro, and basic Linux network configurations. You'll then move on to Linux network diagnostics, setting up a Linux firewall, and using Linux as a host for network services. You'll discover a wide range of network services, why they're important, and how to configure them in an enterprise environment. Finally, as you work with the example builds in this Linux book, you'll learn to configure various services to defend against common attacks. As you advance to the final chapters, you’ll be well on your way towards building the underpinnings for an all-Linux datacenter.

By the end of this book, you'll be able to not only configure common Linux network services confidently, but also use tried-and-tested methodologies for future Linux installations.

Publication date:
November 2021

About the Author

  • Rob VandenBrink

    Rob VandenBrink is a consultant with Coherent Security in Ontario, Canada. He is a volunteer with the Internet Storm Center, a site that posts daily blogs on information security and related stories. Rob also contributes as a volunteer to various security benchmarks at the Center for Internet Security, notably the Palo Alto Networks Firewall benchmark and the Cisco Nexus benchmark.

    His areas of specialization include all facets of information security, network infrastructure, network and data center design, IT automation, orchestration, and virtualization. Rob has developed tools for ensuring policy compliance for VPN access users, a variety of networking tools native to Cisco IOS, as well as security audit/assessment tools for both Palo Alto Networks Firewall and VMware vSphere.

    Rob has a master's degree in information security engineering from the SANS Technology Institute and holds a variety of SANS/GIAC, VMware, and Cisco certifications.

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