Linux Network Administration

Video description

This is a basic introductory course for beginners in Linux where you will start with the installation of Linux, VirtualBox, and CentOS. You will learn about the installation of CentOS7 and 8.

You will learn to enable internet access to Virtual Machine and explore network files and commands that help us configure the machine. You will learn about one of the very important and critical aspects of Linux, which is NIC bonding, and learn how to download files and applications in Linux using the wget command.

Explore the rsync command, which stands for remote synchronization and is used to transfer or copy files from one machine to another. We will also discuss SSH and telnet, the two main services that run in Linux to accept connections from outside.

You will learn how to locate IP addresses using hostnames, the significance of the Network Time Protocol (NTP) for synchronizing time with other servers, and the modern chronyd daemon. Additionally, you will gain hands-on experience in troubleshooting network issues with traceroute.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to install a virtual machine
  • Install Linux and CentOS in your system
  • Understand the networking components in Linux
  • Understand the network files and commands in Linux
  • Understand the usage of curl and ping commands
  • Understand the usage of traceroute command


Anyone who wants to learn Linux networking and people who have Linux experience but would like to learn about the Linux command line interface can take up this course. Existing Linux users who want to become power users can also benefit from this course.

About The Author

Imran Afzal: Imran Afzal is a systems engineer/manager, entrepreneur, instructor, and a public speaker. He started his career with Time Warner in 2000 as a systems administrator. He was involved in deploying technologies such as DTV, VOD, CableCards, and others. These technologies were built on many Linux distributions. Since then, he has utilized Linux/Unix skills in many Fortune 500 companies.

He has worn many different hats and currently manages a large team of systems engineers, administrators and team leads globally. He has spearheaded projects such as datacenter migration, introduction, and deployment of VMware, monitoring tools implementation, Amazon cloud migration, and many more. He is certified in Linux Systems Management, UNIX Operating Systems, Linux System Administration, System Internals, VMWare Certified Professional, RHCSA, and Windows Server Certified.

Product information

  • Title: Linux Network Administration
  • Author(s): Imran Afzal
  • Release date: February 2023
  • Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781837633067