View Full Version : [ubuntu] Basic Networking Commands & Tips

June 19th, 2008, 12:31 PM
Hey guys,

Wanting to learn a bit more on the networking side of things;

like commands, ip lookup, setup static addresses, setup domain/home network etc etc

where is the best place to look at/read etc?

I know this is a bit vague but any input to where i can readup on it would be very helpful.

many thanks

June 19th, 2008, 02:00 PM
http://help.ubuntu.com is a good start. howtoforge.com (http://www.howtoforge.com/howtos/linux/ubuntu) has some step-by-step articles for setting up various servers, etc.
There's a Tutorials & Tips (http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=100) forum, too.

June 19th, 2008, 02:47 PM
It's really helps to have a background in network theory. Pick up Cisco CCNA 1-4 and you'll get some really solid theory on how networks work. It starts really slow but I went from knowing nothing about networking to knowing the inner-workings or SONNET rings.

The best way to learn quickly though is to go to howtoforge and setup a ton of different networks for fun. Don't just copy and paste the commands but type them out and if you don't know what a command does, man it. I bet after a week or so of that you'll be able to do the basics like set static IP's or renew DHCP leases.

June 20th, 2008, 11:23 AM
many thanks fellas :)

June 28th, 2008, 10:13 AM
could anyone please help out with terminal commands for

viewing your Ip config
releasing this IP
renewing/requesting for a new ip

many thanks.

July 8th, 2008, 03:55 PM
viewing your Ip config- ifconfig
Releasing and renewing- sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart