Chapter 5. Is the Server Down? Tracking Down the Source of Network Problems

Most servers are attached to some sort of network and generally use the network to provide some sort of service. Many different problems can creep up on a network, so network troubleshooting skills become crucial for anyone responsible for servers or services on those servers. Linux provides a large set of network troubleshooting tools, and this chapter discusses a few common network problems along with how to use some of the tools available for Linux to track down the root cause.

Network troubleshooting skills are invaluable for every member of a DevOps team. It’s almost a given that software will communicate over the network in some way, and in many applications, network ...

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