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Putting Linux reliability to the test
This article documents the test results and analysis of the Linux kernel and other core OS components, including everything from libraries and device drivers to file systems and networking, all under some fairly adverse conditions, and over lengthy durations. The IBM Linux Technology Center has just finished this comprehensive testing over a period of more than three months and shares the results of their LTP (Linux Test Project) testing with developerWorks readers.
Articles 17 Dec 2003
An open source solution for dockerizing STAF and LTP on IBM Power Systems
STAF and LTP is a widely used regression test combination to validate the behavior of Linux kernel and glibc components. This article describes how to build a STAF and LTP Docker image. By using this image, you can create containers that test the Linux kernel and glibc components.
Also available in: Chinese  
Articles 10 May 2017
LPI exam prep: Web services
In this tutorial, the fourth 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 208. Here, David Mertz discusses how to configure and run the Apache HTTP server and the Squid proxy server.
Also available in: Spanish  
Tutorial 25 Apr 2006
LPI exam 202 prep: Network troubleshooting
In this tutorial, the last of a series of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux, David Mertz finishes preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 202. This tutorial revisits earlier tutorials in the LPI 202 series, focusing on how to use the basic tools you've already covered to fix networking problems. The tool review is divided into two categories: configuration tools and diagnostic tools.
Also available in: Spanish  
Tutorial 28 Jun 2006
LPI exam 201 prep: File and service sharing
In this tutorial, Brad Huntting and David Mertz continue preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this fifth of eight tutorials, you learn how to use a Linux system as a networked file server using any of several protocols supported by Linux.
Tutorial 02 Sep 2005
LPI exam prep: Domain Name System (DNS)
This is the third of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, David Mertz gives an introduction to DNS and discusses how to use Linux as a DNS server, chiefly using BIND 9. He shows how to set up and configure the service, how to create forward and reverse lookup zones, and how to ensure that the server is secure from attacks.
Tutorial 01 Dec 2005
LPI exam prep: Mail and news
This is the second of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, David Mertz discusses how to use Linux as a mail server and as a news server. Overall, e-mail is probably the main use of the Internet, and Linux is perhaps the best platform for running e-mail services on. This tutorial covers mail transport, local mail filtering, and mailing list maintenance software. It also briefly discusses server software for the NNTP protocol.
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Tutorial 29 Mar 2012
LPI exam prep: Networking configuration
This is the first of seven tutorials covering intermediate network administration on Linux. In this tutorial, David Mertz shows you how to configure a basic TCP/IP network, from the hardware layer (usually Ethernet, modem, ISDN, or 802.11), through the routing of network addresses. Higher level servers that may operate on these configured networks are covered in later tutorials.
Tutorial 08 Nov 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: Hardware
In this tutorial, David Mertz and Brad Huntting continue preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this fourth of eight tutorials, you learn how to add and configure hardware to a Linux system, including RAID arrays, PCMCIA cards, other storage devices, displays, video controllers, and other components.
Tutorial 02 Sep 2005
LPI exam 201 prep: Linux kernel
In this tutorial, David Mertz begins preparing you to take the Linux Professional Institute Intermediate Level Administration (LPIC-2) Exam 201. In this first of eight tutorials, you learn to understand, compile, and customize a Linux kernel.
Also available in: Spanish  
Tutorial 20 Sep 2005
LPI exam prep: System security
In this tutorial, the sixth 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 necessity, this tutorial touches briefly on a wide array of Linux-related topics from a security-conscious network server perspective, including general issues of routing, firewalls, and NAT translation and the relevant tools. It addresses setting security policies for FTP and SSH; reviews general access control with tcpd, hosts.allow, and friends; and presents some basic security monitoring tools and shows where to find security resources.
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Tutorial 13 Jun 2006
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