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  • Testing Local Resources, chapter 7 of 'Nagios: System and Network Monitoring'

    Keep track of your network activity with open source monitoring app, Nagios. Chapter 7, "Testing Local Resources" explains how to test plug-ins over a local network since some lack their own network protocols. 

  • Chapter 5, Virtual Networking, of "Virtualization with VMWare ESX Server"

    Get the ins and outs of virtual networking from "Virtualization with VMWare ESX Server" where readers can find tips and answers to frequently asked questions on virtual switches, physical and virtual NICs and advanced network configuration. 

  • Low cost VPN with Smoothwall

    Security expert James Turnbull says you don't need to purchase another client to get the low-cost benefit of Smoothwall. 

  • Resources for configuring Astaro on VPNs

    Security expert James Turnbull recommends resources for configuring Astaro on VPNs for a user new to Linux. 

  • Network monitoring and server management with Nagios

    Open source software and applications expert Bernard Golden recommends Nagios, an open source network monitoring tools, as a best fit for server management needs. 

  • Managing Samba: Choose your weapon -- Windows network ID basics

    Samba Team co-founder John H. Terpstra kicks off an semimonthly tips series that can help Linux administrators master Samba-3 management. The first installment covers Windows network identiy basics. 

  • Managing Samba: Windows network identity basics

    Linux administrators keen to manage Samba well should be just as keen on learning the basics of Windows network identity, says Samba team co-founder John H. Terpstra. Understanding Windows networking identity basics can make Samba management a lot ea... 

  • Broadband networking firm gets hooked up with OpenNMS

    New Edge Networks Inc. is getting a lot of mileage out of OpenNMS, an open source network management application. 

  • iptables

    Iptables is a generic table structure that defines rules and commands as part of the netfilter framework that facilitates Network Address Translation (NAT), packet filtering, and packet mangling in the Linux 2.4 and later operating systems. 

  • Red Hat Network tour

    Ken Milberg provides a tour of RHN4, points out its best features and gives some configuration advice in this tip.