LPI exam prep: Network client management
Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) topic 210
Summary: In this tutorial, the fifth in a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz continues preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. By following this tutorial, you will examine several protocols' centralized configuration of network settings on clients within a network. DHCP is widely used to establish basic handshaking to clients machines such as assigning IP addresses. At a higher level, NIS and (more often) LDAP are used for arbitrary shared information among machines on a network. This tutorial also discusses PAM, which is a flexible, networked, user authentication system.
17 May 2012 - In response to author request, updated broken links. In About this tutorial, updated URL "detailed objectives list" link text. In Resources, updated URLs for 1) "LPIC Professional Certifications" link, 2) "LDAP is RFC 2251" link, and 3) "Linux-PAM System Administrators' Guide" link.
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