Essential commands for Linux network administration
In this article, Mark Rais shares a list of those essential networking commands every beginning Linux administrator needs to know.
Every beginning Linux administrator needs a list of networking commands essential for effective server use. This article provides a summary of the most important or frequently used commands, and offers some tips for ensuring your server runs smoothly. Please keep in mind that these tips assume you already have a configured Linux hostname and IP, with a working network card and connection.
This short but quite useful command allows you to check your network card for connectivity and review your IP address and host network information. Although I tend to use other commands more frequently, arp is useful when I want to very quickly check status on my network card.
The host command is something I use very regularly to check either the hostname of a specific server when I have the IP address, or the IP address when I have a specific hostname. The primary function of the host command is to enable a quick lookup of DNS server information. But don't underestimate...
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