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CS503-# Solaris OE Network Administration

  • CS503-8 = Solaris 8
  • CS503-9 = Solaris 9
  • CS503-10 = Solaris 10

Length: 5 Days

Description

This comprehensive course provides instruction on Solaris OE network administration. Students will be introduced to networking terminology and will learn how to administer the Solaris OE network environment through lectures and hands-on exercises. Topics include how to use basic network commands, how to install and configure network hardware, configuring network services, installation and configuration of network printers, the Network File System (NFS), the Domain Name Service (DNS), the Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP), the Network Information System (NIS), and the Network Time Protocol (NTP). At the completion of this course the students will perform a comprehensive laboratory project in which they will configure a complete network services environment using the Solaris OE.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
  1. Describe and state the purpose of various network protocols
  2. Check network hardware proper operation
  3. Configure basic network services
  4. Set up network printers
  5. Set up and manage NFS, DNS, DHCP, NIS and NTP services

Course Content

Unit 1 - Network Hardware & Software

  1. Introduction
  2. Network Hardware
  3. Typical Network Diagram
  4. Types of Networks
    1. Ethernet Networks
  5. Ethernet Hardware
  6. Ethernet Communications
  7. Ethernet Addresses
  8. Types of Networks
  9. Top Level Domains
  10. Domain and Hostnames
  11. Gateways
  12. Packets
  13. Network Protocols
  14. The OSI Network Model
  15. The OSI Model
  16. The TCP/IP Model
  17. The TCP/IP Protocol Stack
  18. Network Filesystems
  19. Protocol Overview
    1. Connection Types
    2. Internet Protocol
  20. IP Addresses
    1. Subnets
    2. Classless Internet Domain Routing Notation
  21. Determining Network System Information
  22. Unit Review

Unit 2 - Network Commands

  1. Unit Introduction
  2. Conventions Used In This Unit
  3. telnet - Remote Terminal Service
  4. rlogin - Remote Login
  5. rsh - Remote Shell
  6. ftp - File Transfer Protocol
  7. Transferring Multiple Files
  8. rcp - Remote Copy
  9. rwho - Remote Who
  10. ruptime - Remote System Status
  11. finger - Remote User Information
  12. Security Notes on Network Commands
  13. Unit Review

Unit 3 - Network Administration

  1. Unit Introduction
  2. Network Daemons
    1. inetd - Internet Daemon
    2. Optional Service Daemons
  3. Network Control Files
  4. Network Startup
  5. The ifconfig Command
  6. Modifying Network Settings
  7. Reconfiguring the Network
  8. Checking Network Status
  9. Unit Review

Unit 4 - Network Printing

  1. Unit Introduction
  2. Overview of Network Printing
  3. Setting Up Network Printers
  4. Modifying Printer Configuration
  5. Deleting A Printer
  6. Using the CDE Printer Administrator Tool
  7. Unit Review

Unit 5 - Network File Systems

  1. Introduction
  2. NFS - Network File System
  3. NFS Terminology
  4. NFS Daemons
  5. File System Sharing and Exporting
  6. NFS Commands and Files
    1. The /usr/sbin/share Command
    2. The /etc/mount Command
  7. Configuring NFS
  8. Setting Up the NFS Server
  9. Setting Up A NFS Client
  10. Removing a NFS Resource
  11. Unit Review

Unit 6 - Domain Name Service (DNS)

  1. Unit Inroduction
  2. The DNS Database
  3. DNS Overview
  4. DNS Terminology
  5. DNS Daemons and Programs
  6. DNS Configuration Files
  7. DNS Control and Log Files
  8. The in.named Daemon
  9. Controlling the named Daemon
  10. DNS Configuration Files
  11. Reverse DNS
  12. Slave DNS Servers
  13. The nslookup command
  14. Setting up a DNS Client
  15. Configuring a DNS Server
  16. DNS Troubleshooting
  17. Unit Review

Unit 7 - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  1. Unit Introduction
  2. Introduction to DHCP
    1. What is DHCP?
    2. What is DHCP Good For?
    3. What DHCP is NOT Good For?
  3. The DHCP Protocol
    1. Allocation of network addresses
    2. How DHCP Works
  4. Controlling the dhcpd Server
  5. DHCP Server Configuration
  6. Testing the DHCP Service
  7. Removing DHCP Services
  8. Configuring a Solaris Workstation as a DHCP Client
  9. Unit Review

Unit 8 - Network Information Service (NIS)

  1. Unit Introduction
  2. Overview of NIS+
  3. The NIS Client-Server Model
  4. NIS+ Information Management
  5. Setting Up NIS+
    1. Setting Up A NIS+ Server
    2. Setting Up a NIS+ Client
    3. Initializing NIS+ Client Users
  6. Unconfiguring NIS+
  7. Unit Review

Unit 9 - Using and Administering SSH

  1. Introduction
  2. What is SSH?
    1. Why Use SSH?
    2. History of SSH
  3. The SSH Protocol
    1. RSA Key Authentication
    2. SSH Communication Sequence
    3. SSH Servers
    4. SSH Clients
  4. Using the SSH Client
    1. Connecting To A Server
    2. Connecting as a Different User
    3. Executing Remote Commands
    4. Debugging SSH Connections
  5. File Transfer Client (sftp)
    1. sftp Command Reference
    2. sftp Option Reference
    3. Uploading Files
    4. Downloading Files
    5. Preserving Permissions
    6. Copying Remote Files
  6. Key Based Authentication
    1. What is a Key?
    2. Types of Keys
    3. Setting Up Key Authentication
    4. Authenticating Using Keys
    5. Authenticating Without a Password
    6. Empty Passwords
    7. Host Based Authentication
    8. SSH Key
    9. Look, No Password!
  7. Port Forwarding
    1. Port Forwarding Example
    2. Port Forwarding Uses
    3. Forwarding X Connections
  8. Configuring the OpenSSH Server
    1. Configuration Files
    2. Server Configuration Settings
  9. Unit Review

Unit 10 - Sendmail

  1. Introduction
  2. What is Sendmail?
  3. Installing Sendmail
  4. Sendmail Programs
  5. Sendmail Configuration Files
  6. The /etc/mail/sendmail.cw File
  7. The /etc/aliases File
  8. The /etc/mail/virtusertable File
  9. Sendmail Directories and Log Files
  10. Configuring Sendmail
  11. Controlling Sendmail
  12. Testing Sendmail
  13. Debugging sendmail
  14. The mailq Program
  15. Mail Aliases
  16. Regenerating the /etc/aliases File
  17. Forwarding E-Mail
  18. Controlling SPAM
  19. Setting Up a Mail Server
  20. Installing IMAP and POP Servers
  21. The Post Office Protocol (POP)
  22. IMAP - Internet Message Access Protocol
  23. Setting Up E-Mail Clients
  24. Setting Up Microsoft Windows E-Mail Clients
  25. UNIX/Linux E-Mail Clients
  26. Sendmail Security
  27. Unit Review

Unit 11 - Network Time Protocol

  1. Introduction
  2. The xntpd Daemon
  3. NTP Modes
  4. Internet Time Servers
  5. NTP Programs
  6. NTP Files
  7. The /etc/inet/ntp.conf File
  8. Starting and Stopping the xntpd Daemon
  9. Configuring an xntpd Server
  10. Troubleshooting xntpd
  11. Unit Review

Unit 12 - Laboratory Project

  1. Unit Introduction
  2. Laboratory Project
    1. Step 1 - Plan the Network
    2. Step 2 - Install Solaris
    3. Step 3 - Set Up the Network Printer
    4. Step 4 - Set Up Network File Systems
    5. Step 5 - Set Up Network Services
  3. Unit Review

Appendix A: Network Settings

Appendix B: Answers to Review Questions & Exercises


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