[lug] Re: newbie how-to's
deckm at cleansoft.com
Thu Feb 10 13:56:31 MST 2000
At 02:35 PM 2/10/00 -0700, you wrote:
>On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, bill ehlert wrote:
> > ** yes indeed -- but basic system config and
> > basic system admin first, please -- that way
> > we can make better sense of samba and apache,
> > i'm guessing.
>The problem with most of these requests is that system configuration in
>the Linux world is an almost limitless topic. I've been configuring my
>systems for over 6 years, and still am not done. This also seems to be a
>bit of a moving target. If you've got a specific topic that you think
>would be helpful let use know.
Amen to that. Sysadmin is like a gas -- it expands without limit to fill
available space. One kind of interesting talk might be from someone who's
done some consulting in this field and could put together a Top Ten list of
SysAdmin gotchas: what were the most frequent problems he/she has seen when
helping new Linux users? My guess is that list would include
* Basic TCP/IP network setup including hosts, networks, ifconfig, routing
* Dialed vs. networked access, e.g. PPP
* Basic Apache configuration and setup
* Basic SAMBA configuration and setup
* Network security esp. Firewalls and masquerading
I personally encountered these issues in about this order :) Maybe a list
like this would guide the newbie-howto direction a little more than just
"sysadmin topics, please"?
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