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User's Guide - This book covers all of
the user-end aspects of Linux, from sitting down at the first login
session to using complex tools such as gcc, emacs, and so on. It
assumes no previous Unix experience, so not only will it serve as an
introduction to Linux, but to Unix in general as well. This manual
won't cover system administrator tasks (i.e. anything that needs to be
done as root) - it's for the J. Random User who has a working Linux
system sitting in front of them. By Larry Greenfield.
Programmer's Guide - This guide is to help
Linux programmers understand the peculiarities of Linux. By its nature,
this also means that it should be useful when porting programs from
other operating systems to Linux. Version 0.4, by Sven Goldt, Sven van
der Meer, Scott Burkett, and Matt Welsh
Network: Linux Tutorials - These Linux articles and tutorials
cover a variety of topics, such as Gnome desktop, SGML and LinuxDOC, SANE, Linux
Terms and Man Pages - Linux Terms, Commands and Programs, or
Search for a Linux Man Page. And here is another site with a Linux Man Page search.
Optimization and Fine Tuning - Linux Journal shows how to
optimize a Linux machine by tweaking the kernel, services, compile
options, and window system.
- Be sure to check out these articles:
- Ten Tips
for Ubuntu users - This article at Linux.com talks about
getting multimedia to work, changing the defaults, how to
install packages, sudo and gksudo, adding users to sudo and much
Core 4 Tips and Tricks (v0.6) - Find out how to install the
MPlayer media player
- Tips for Linux
Explorers - Helpful info for those learning Linux
Tutorial for Beginners - A beginners guide to the
Unix and Linux operating system. Eight simple tutorials which
cover the basics of UNIX / Linux commands.
Linux Certification: An Updated Look at the LPIC-1 Exams - By Emmett
Dulaney. To become certified at this level (LPIC-1), you must pass two exams (101 and 102). This site has tables that offer current sites where you can find the information needed to pass the questions on each of the topics in Exam 101 and in Exam 102.
Linux Certification: An Updated Look at the LPIC-2 Certification Exams - By Emmett
Dulaney. To become Level II certified, you must first obtain Level I certification, and then pass the two exams,201(Advanced Linux), and 202 (Linux Networking Administration), which are not easy exams. At this site you will find the information needed to help you pass the questions on the topics and objectives for the exams. The absolute best resource to consult when studying for Exam 201 is the
Linux System Administration III Study Guide by Adrian
Thomasset, Andrew Meredith, Andi Marshall, and Duncan Thomson.
The absolute best reference available for Exam 202 is posted
here at Wikibooks.
Hat Certification RHCE and RHCT Exam Preparation Guide - This guide provides information candidates may use in preparing to take the RHCT or RHCE exam.
To help you determine the best courses to take, Red Hat provides online
Survival - Where Learning Linux is Easy - Linux Survival
is a free online tutorial designed for people who have little or no
experience with the Linux operating system. You'll learn which
commands you need to know to perform most basic tasks so that you can
immediately become more productive. The course also covers more
sophisticated concepts and commands which you will find useful when you
have more experience with Linux.
Tutorials from LinuxPlanet - This site contains 40
excellent Linux tutorials that will teach you how to efficiently and
effectively use this important operating system at work and at home.
It includes web and networking tutorials that will help you set up
your internet applications on Linux. This site is an online guide to
Linux and you'll also find the latest Linux news, primers,
discussions, opinions, reviews, reports and tips.
- This website will teach you the basics of the Linux operating system. It discusses processes, files and directories and the basics of how a user interacts with the system, and more.
One Page Linux Manual (pdf format) - A summary of useful Linux commands
to run from the Linux command line.
Developer Tutorials - In this section you will find
tutorials for creating GNOME applications, applets, components, and
more. Many are in postscript format, you need Ghostview.
| Linux Installation and
Getting Started - This book is for
personal computer users who want to install and use Linux. The book
assumes that you have basic knowledge about personal computers and
operating systems like MS-DOS, but no previous knowledge of Linux or
UNIX. Ver. 3.2, by Matt Welsh and others.
System Administrator's Guide - This is
the third book in the main Linux Documentation Project (LDP) series,
and assumes knowledge of everything in the Installation and Users'
Guides. It covers all of the aspects of keeping the system running,
handling user accounts, backups, configuration of the system,
installing and upgrading software, and more. Whereas some of this
information is in the Installation Guide this book is much more
complete. Ver. 0.6.2, by Lars Wirzenius and Joanna Oja.
System Administration Made Easy - The
Linux Administration Made Easy (LAME) guide attempts to describe
day-to-day administration and maintenance issues commonly faced by
Linux system administrators. By Steve Frampton.
Administrator's Security Guide - This is
an excellent guide to computer security for Linux. Remember: security
is not a solution; it is a way of life (or a procedure if you want to
tell your manager). Ver. 1.0, by Kurt Seifried.
| The Network
Administrator's Guide (Linux) - This
guide supplements the System Administrators' Guide and cover all of the
diverse issues of networking under Linux, from UUCP to serial
connections to TCP/IP. It contains an intro to TCP/IP and UUCP, SLIP,
and DNS configuration, configuration of mail systems such as sendmail
and Smail, setting up NNTP and news, and NFS.
| Linux/Unix Tutorial
Site - Linux/Unix tutorial for beginners. This is a practical
tutorial designed for beginners to learn Linux or Unix quickly by
actually using the Unix shell. Absolute Beginner to Linux "Expert" in
LinuxPlanet - A Guide to the Linux Operating System
- A very good resource and portal site for everything
related to Linux programming. Sections include information and documentation, code,
development tools, libraries and toolkits, and languages.
- A repository for slides and similar documents presented during Linux
and Open Source Conferences.
Kernel Analysis HOWTO - This document tries to explain some
things about the Linux Kernel, such as the most important components,
how they work, and so on. This HOWTO should help prevent the reader
from needing to browse all the kernel source files searching for the
"right function," declaration, and definition, and then linking each
to the other.
| Bash Shell
- This document is both a tutorial and a reference on shell scripting
with Bash. It assumes no previous knowledge of scripting or
programming, but progresses rapidly toward an intermediate/advanced
level of instruction. The exercises and heavily-commented examples
invite active reader participation.
More Free Linux Training & Tutorial Sites - Be sure to
check out this page on our site for all the new Linux training
and tutorial sites that we're always adding.
Tutorial - Building a Beowulf System - A Beowulf parallel
computing system combines the power and low prices of off-the-shelf
PCs with 100 Mb/s ethernet to make a High-Performance-Computing and
Parallel Computing environment. With free Linux and other software
packages, no commercially available parallel computing system can
compete with the price of the Beowulf system.
Network Construction Set - A tutorial
introducing the concepts of modern computer networks, such as LANs,
WANs, packets, transceivers, routers, broad band and more.
| RTP: Audio and Video for the Internet
(chm) - This
is a free ebook, in chm format, on The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), which provides a framework for delivery of audio and video
across IP networks and unprecedented quality and reliability. In RTP:
Audio and Video for the Internet, Colin Perkins, a leader of the RTP
standardization process in the IETF, offers readers detailed technical
guidance for designing, implementing, and managing any RTP-based system.
Linksys - Network
Here's some more tutorials about networking:
- Network Control: Peer-to-Peer Networks Versus Client/Server
- What is a Switch?
- Selecting Between the Types of Hubs and Switches
Lantronix Networking Tutorials -
The tutorials at this site will help provide you with a solid foundation and understanding of basic networking protocols, as well as serial to Ethernet/802.11 device server technology. They include
Ethernet Tutorial Part I: Networking
Basics, Ethernet Tutorial Part II: Adding
Speed, Ethernet Tutorial Part III: Sharing
Devices, Fast Ethernet
Tutorial, Device Servers
Tutorial, and Switching Tutorial.
Also be sure to check out their Learning
Center for other tutorials, white papers, case studies and
Free Computer Guides
- These tutorial pages cover computer networking and hardware. Four tutorials are
Your Machine With the Network - Here you'll
find learning materials and study guides that cover Ethernet
Basics, Introduction to TCP/IP, Domain Name Service, Basic
Network Configurations, Network services and Network File System.
Also be sure to check out The
Open Systems Interconnection Basic Reference Model at
on Computer Networking -
These are lecture notes
from Professor Kihong Park at the University of Purdue on computer
networking covering Link Layer: Basic Techniques and Wired
Media, UNIX/Linux System Programming and Sockets, Link Layer:
Wireless Media, Internetworking and End-to-end Communication:
IP, UDP and TCP, and more. Also take a look at this same
slides on these topics: hosts, routers and switches,
protocols, network services.
Tech Library at
Network Computing - Technical learning information on hot IT
issues such as wireless computing, security, Network Management, and E-commerce.
from Laynetworks.com - Tutorials in these areas: WML,
Assembly, CISC, RISC, RAID, Cache Mapping and Associativity, Cache,
Interrupts and DMA, Operating Systems and Basics, Data Structures and
Trees, System analysis, System Designing, Basic Gates and Functions,
Laws of Boolean Algebra, Karnaugh Maps, Pipelining.
CISSP Open Study Guide - Free Study Guides relating to Computer
Security in several areas. This site is about knowledge sharing and
giving back to the community (free
Networking Primer from IBM - IBM
developed this Networking Primer for those new to networking, as well
as experienced network pros looking for a quick introduction to new
terminology or technology. The Primer is divided into five sections. This
site is archived.
Networking Primer from Novell - This
primer explains basic networking concepts and technology and also
introduces networking terminology to help you better understand the
uses and benefits of Novell products. This primer provides a fairly
thorough foundation for understanding any network-related discussion.
Management - By Rahmat BudiartoBasic. This is a
32-page PowerPoint presentation about the challenges of network
management, drivers, current and future trends, issues, network
management architecture, and much more.
Relay Tutorial Center - An extremely useful resource site
to learn about Frame-Relay Networks, Disaster Recovery, Design
Diagrams, or just about anything relating to Networks.
- Articles, white papers and tutorials at this University
of New Hampshire site about Ethernet cover how the ethernet
works, new technologies, the auto-negotiation process and
more. Be sure to also check out these sites: Ethernet Tutorial
-- Introduction to Ethernet Technology, Ethernet Tutorial
Types of Ethernet - Traditional, Fast, and Gigabit, and 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Tutorial.
TechTalk Archive - Cren's Free TechTalk events
audio Webcasts which provided up-to-the-minute information from leading
experts on today's relevant technology. Campus Technology is pleased to
host the TechTalks Archive of webcasts that were produced by the
Corporation for Research and Educational Networking (CREN) from
1997 through 2002. You can listen
the transcripts about topics like wireless technologies,
budgeting for IT infrastructure and much more.
If your want to learn about VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), here are some good tutorials to check out:
over IP (VoIP) Tutorial
- VoIP Howto
- VoIP Tutorial
- Voice over Internet Protocol
- Voice and Fax over Internet Protocol (V/FoIP)
Tutorials from Sangoma.com - These
tutorials include TCP/IP and IPX routing tutorial, X.25 Packet
Switching, SDLC Protocol, Frame Relay Fast Packet Switching,
Synchronous and Asynchronous Communications, RS232, RS422, and V.35
Computing's Networking Articles - These are
excellent computer networking articles covering these areas: Network
Basics, Network Hardware, Network Software, Interoperability,
Internetworking, and Network management.
Networks - These tutorials cover
Layers and Protocols, Physical Layer Protocols, Data-Link
Protocols, Network and Transport Layer Protocols, and much
more. This site is archived.
ProForum Networking Tutorials - These
tutorials are excellent and in depth, covering everything and
including: Access Gateways, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM),
Telecommunications to Fiber-Optic Technology, Internet Security to
Programmable Switching, Service Level Management, Synchronous Optical
Network (SONET), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Voice and Fax over
Internet Protocol (V/FoIP), Wireless Networking Technologies. Here they
by category. All these are in pdf
Tutorials from Rad.com - Another great
computer networking tutorial site. Some of the topics these tutorials
cover are: Domain Name System (DNS), SMTP (Simple Mail
TransferProtocol), SNMP, DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol),
FDDI, Frame Relay, Telnet, Video Over the Internet, Voice of the
Internet, VPN (Virtual Private Networks), IP Addressing, ATM, WWW
Security, OSI Reference Model, Sockets, OSPF, and Packet Switching.
Introduction to Socket Programming - These course notes are
directed at Unix application programmers who want to develop
client/server applications in the TCP/IP domain (with some hints for
those who want to write UDP/IP applications). Since the Berkeley
socket interface has become something of a standard these notes will
apply to programmers on other platforms.
Security Library: Unix - You'll find here many guides
and documents covering Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, and Internet related
topics. This site is archived.
Computing and Network Security - Be sure to check out these articles:
- Top 10 Web application security vulnerabilities
- Anatomy of an Attack
- Paranoid Penguin - Seven Top Security Tools at Linux Journal
- Ten Recommendations to Prevent a Successful Attack
- You can access all of the current and past articles of this magazine
online in pdf format. This is a must have for anyone interested in or
actively learning Novell technology. Another great Novell learning
resource is Appnotes,
giving you tips and tricks on using the products and solving real
Support Knowledgebase - Search Novell for technical documents
and manuals for various Novell programs. Find the answers you're
looking for about Novell's Connectivity Products, Excelerator,
Groupware, Management Products, NetWare, Novell Border Manager
Services, Novell Directory Services,Web Services.
TCP/IP Primer - This document is
designed to give the reader a reasonable working knowledge of TCP/IP
subnetting, addressing, and routing. This is targeted toward LAN
administrators just moving to TCP/IP, however it should help anyone who
wants to know a little (more) about how TCP/IP works.
IP Addressing: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know - This is a
comprehensive one page training tutorial on IP Addressing.
Tutorial and Technical Overview -
This is a very thorough and well researched tutorial covering TCP/IP,
including architechture and protocols, routing protocols, application
protocols, connections, internet access, and glossary. This link is an
| Beej's Guide to
Network Programming Using Internet Sockets - This has been written as a tutorial, not a
reference. It is probably at its best when read by individuals who are
just starting out with socket programming and are looking for a
foothold. This is one of the best network programming tutorials
on the internet. A Socket is a way to speak to other programs using
standard Unix file descriptors. Also, here is Beej's Guide to
Unix Interprocess Communication.
More Free Computer Networking Training & Tutorial Sites -
Be sure to check out this page on our site for all the new
networking training and tutorial sites that we're always adding.
Tutorials - This site hosts the
following online tutorials: Reverse DNS, Initial DNS, Secondary
DNS, Dynamic DNS and Dynsite DNS. Also be sure to check out
these tutorials on DNS:
Tutorial at FreeOS.com
Tutorial by Scott Meyer at GNC Web Creations
HowTo - This guide by Nicolai Langfeldt, Jamie Norrish & Co
will help you to understand DNS.
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