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Under the Patronage of HE. Mr. Boutros Harb - The Minister of Telecommunications

The 2nd International Conference on Open Source Software Computing (OSSCOM 2016)

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Network Administration under Linux

- Venue: Lebanese University (UL) - Beirut - Lebanon

- Date(s): 2nd December 2016

- Time: 09:00-18:00

- By: Dr. Jawad Khalife

- Introduction: Linux-based network devices are good alternatives to existing commercial products when the latter cannot be afforded for a reason or another. Network administrators can make use of Linux as a free and robust operating system to create and configure basic network, security and monitoring devices. Existing devices, even with moderate hardware resources in terms of computing power and memory capacity, can be configured as network intermediary and policy enforcement devices while saving both budget and purchase time.

The workshop provides practical insights into network implementation and administration using Linux as the main platform.

- Aims Of The Workshop: During the workshop, real working implementations are shown which are derived from real case scenarios applied to corporate networks. The workshop aims at providing attendees with practical experience in designing and configuring network devices under Linux to answer basic corporate needs in terms of network infrastructure devices including routers, firewalls, DNS, MRTG…etc.).

- Targeted Audience:

  • Network administrators
  • Professors conducting Open Source projects (e.g. Asterisk VoIP) requiring real network implementations
  • Students who have taken operating systems and basic networking courses

- Prerequisites: Attendees should have basic understanding and a theoretical background in:

  • Computer networking (IPv4 routing, Domain Name System (DNS))
  • Firewalls and traffic filtering
  • Network monitoring (SNMP)
  • Entry level Linux skills (basic CLI commands for directory/file manipulation).

The workshop will be held in English. Attendees will be expected to bring their own Laptops with the following minimum requirements.

- Laptop Requirements:

  • Memory: minimum 4GB of RAM
  • Software: Latest VMWARE Player installed

- Course Materials: click here

- Workshop Flyer: click here

- Registration: click here