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Recommend a newbie friendly book for linux networking

I am learning in college about setting up and configuring Slackware Linux and I am looking for a newbie friendly book. Areas covered includes FTP, telnet, Samba, NFS, Email, port mappers/scanners. While there are certainly many books out there, Slackware appears to be a fair bit different from most other debian and redhat based distros so I am not sure about a) what would be a good book and b) a book that is relevant for Slackware Linux. Could anyone suggest an excellent book suitable for Slackware and covering these networking areas in newbie friendly terms. Many thanks!
posted by conrad101 on Oct 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Home Networking Setup Advice

Hi I have just moved house and the broadband has been installed. There is only one phoneline which is the other side of the house to where I need the rg45 connections. I can scrabble together something that work, but I was wondering if anyone can give me advice for a better setup. I have: Adsl router Slingplayer Pogoplug 2 x Homeplug playon.tv installed on pc The primary use of the pogoplug is to stream music and films to my PS3 and TV - I currently have that connected to the router in the other room away from the TV/PS3 and the homeplug bringing in the wired connection. Any ideas gratefully received. TC
posted by trashcan on Oct 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Short-circuiting two ethernet outlets

Why is short-circuiting two ethernet outlets such a big deal? [more inside]
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon on Oct 20, 2011 - 10 answers

Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer?

Is downloading videos and music a likely source of large amounts of outgoing network traffic from my computer? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Oct 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Really good BRE player seeking BBS with intense local matches!

What telnet-able BBS has the largest (or a large) local BRE matches with players who regularly take their turn? Not large networked matches, but large local (same board), non-network matches? The board could have networked games on a separate door install.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 2, 2011 - 1 answer

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Sep 20, 2011 - 11 answers

What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside

What could be the problem with my wi-fi connection? (Details of the setup and symptoms inside) [more inside]
posted by philipy on Sep 15, 2011 - 19 answers

Setting up a VPN between two small offices.

Is the IT company I've hired ripping me off? I need to establish a VPN connection from my funeral home in one town to my main office. One computer, one server, one database that needs to be accessed. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Sep 15, 2011 - 50 answers

From newbie to expert in encryption and network security, where to start?

If I wanted banks or companies like LastPass to hire me to be on their security team to make systems safer and to block out hackers, what websites/books/resources should I dive into to go from n00b to pr0 ?? [more inside]
posted by querty on Aug 29, 2011 - 7 answers

Uncertainty about interpreting messages from Little Snitch

OSX security question from a total noob, involving uncertainty about interpreting messages from Little Snitch. [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Aug 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Alternative to Adsense (little text on site)

I have a sort of photo sharing website that breaks content up by category. There is not much text on the site, and we've been rejected by Google AdSense on that basis (not enough text). I'd like to find an ad network that will let me supply keywords (e.g., we have a gardening section, so we could sell space for gardening ads on those parts of the site) instead of scanning the site for them. Can anyone recommend an ad network that might do this?
posted by bagadonuts on Aug 22, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network?

Help me name my social entrepreneur ideas network? I want to create an online idea-exchange for social entrepreneurs. They'd share their problems and help each other find solutions. I'm really struggling to find a good name for the website... [more inside]
posted by Political Funny Man on Aug 4, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me Delete, like I've never deleted before...

Need help from Sys Admins. You've never steered me wrong here... :) Need to know how to automatically have old data be deleted from Windows Server 2008, as well as have certain file types be automatically killed....Please see explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Aug 2, 2011 - 10 answers

A network of pigeon owners?

I'm trying to find a reference to a story I heard of, possibly here but maybe not. It was about a society of pigeon owners that had a voting scheme that worked along the lines of PageRank, where the value of your vote was based on the number of other members voting for you, calculated recursively. It was an old system, possibly around the French Revolution. My Google-Fu is completely failing me. Does any of this ring any bells?
posted by scalefree on Jul 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Consensual internet hijackery.

Wireless network question! This one's pretty specific to my living circumstances, since what I want to do is share the network in a house across a courtyard from mine. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Jul 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Have I pruned my facebook friend list too much?

I've pruned my facebook friends list quite a bit. Am I going overboard or should I "refriend" some back? [more inside]
posted by lankford on Jul 10, 2011 - 21 answers

I thought I understood file sharing

I use file sharing to trade info between a couple of computers in my home and I'm not confident that I had it configured correctly. Is there any way kind of "log" in OS X that will tell if some sneak has been accessing my files? [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

¡==¿ !?

What does "¡==¿" mean? [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Jun 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me choose a network equipment reseller (sf area)

I'll have to redo the network infrastructure for a platform soon, but it's in US, San Francisco and I don't know the local market. [more inside]
posted by anto1ne on Jun 24, 2011 - 2 answers

What is chatting?

How can I figure out what is chatting and/or stealing my home LAN bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by patrad on Jun 21, 2011 - 17 answers

Help an academic organize interviewee data!

I'm a social scientist heading off to do a year of field research, which will include lots and lots and lots of interviewing. What tools to you recommend to keep all your interviewees' data straight, and to show how they are connected to each other? [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Jun 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Windows 7 home server hardware recs

Looking to build a Intel Sandy Bridge Windows 7 machine that will primarily function as a centralized repository for mp3s, movies, and photos. Anyone have any hardware recommendations? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Fix NFS on Mac after 10.6.7 update?

I upgraded Snow Leopard to 10.6.7. Now my WDTV Live media player can't see the folders on my Mac I was sharing with NFS. Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on May 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Change org name in FB "network"

The name of my university changed. How do I update the name in Facebook's "network" - we have a page with the right name, with org type set as University, but that apparently doesn't do it. [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on May 20, 2011 - 1 answer

Comprehensive Home Network Setup

I have a few questions about a home server / backup / HTPC solution and I would really appreciate some help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on May 18, 2011 - 13 answers

Win7 to XP file sharing setup advice needed

I am computer competent and networking stupid. I have a pretty simple setup in mind, but I'm not sure how to do it. I have searched around and I found several guides and discussions related to my goal but after trying unsuccessfully to get this thing going on my machines I decided someone here could probably offer some good advice. I want to have file sharing capabilities between my desktop and my netbook. No printer or internet connection sharing or anything else needed--just file sharing. I have a desktop running Windows 7. It has no wireless card. I have an Asus Eee PC netbook running XP. Both connect through the internet through an Asus RT-N12 router. The desktop wired and the netbook wirelessly. What is the simplest way to do file sharing between these two computers with this setup? Even just telling me the type of setup I need to use or a poke in the right direction would be helpful. ThankS!
posted by melko9 on May 14, 2011 - 18 answers

Bandwidth meters show no activity

Bandwidth meters don't detect any network traffic. What's happening (or not)? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Apr 15, 2011 - 4 answers

A question nearly as cliched as "name my puppy"

I'm looking for suggestions for naming structures of computers and network devices on my home network. The thing is, I want them to be geeky and yet also indirectly descriptive... [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Apr 13, 2011 - 42 answers

How can I benchmark and measure cloud computing latency?

I am looking to do a project on the effects of latency on cloud computing, specifically latency impacting on Amazon EC2 virtual machines and I am trying to get my head around it. EC2 is an Infrastructure As A Service cloud product. Unfortunately, I do not have much experience with it. I haven't found alot on the internet on this area; has anyone seen any information on this subject? Could anyone make suggestions about appropriate ways to do latency benchmarking in this area. What kind of things ought I be looking to include in any benchmark tests. How exactly do others go about measuring latency for Amazon EC2. Are there any software tools out there which will help.
posted by conrad101 on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Time to ditch the workgroup and take it up a notch?

Need input on upgrading from a hodgepodge workgroup-based small office network to something more centrally-managed. [more inside]
posted by xedrik on Apr 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Can you help me troubleshoot my frustrating VPN problems?

I'm having trouble getting both Outlook and general internet to work at the same time when connected to my company VPN on my MacBook Pro. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Mar 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Which of thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile speed?

Which of Thailand's cellular companies offer The highest mobile 3g or 4g or whatever tech speed with unlimited plan in Bangkok area. And how much does it cost. Whether it is a USB or 3G or 4g SIM card.
posted by omaralarifi on Mar 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Can I create network for Ipad via macbook pro?

I am in a WIFI-less internet environment at the moment and would like to connect using my Ipad. I am ablt to connect to the internet with my Macbook pro using ethernet. Is there a way I can create a network using my airport and then connect via Ipad through the network. Is there a VERY simple way to do this. I am not very knowlegable about networks
posted by citybuddha on Mar 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Sell or lease a /24 IP block?

I have a /24 and I want to put it to use as income either leasing it, or selling the company they are allocated to. Where would such a thing be advertised, or sought by potential buyers? How much of a pain in my @$$ is leasing them really going to be? [more inside]
posted by mr.anthony337 on Feb 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me make sure I don't buy redundant audio equipment, please

I just moved and am trying to figure out the most elegant network audio solution. Most of the equipment I think I need is already here [below the fold], and I want to figure out if I need to buy anything else, or if what I have already is enough to suit my needs. [more inside]
posted by billtron on Feb 6, 2011 - 2 answers

How to master the Network Solutions VPS with Wordpress?

Facing the unenviable situation of setting up Wordpress on the Network Solutions VPS plan. Any tips on how to make this work? [more inside]
posted by Victorvacendak on Jan 31, 2011 - 7 answers

Local cloud storage

Looking for a transparent NAS storage solution [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Jan 21, 2011 - 10 answers

I am Linux in a Microsoft world.

I am an Ubuntu newbie in a mixed environment. I need to print from Ubuntu 10.10 to a Dell 1700 printer attached to an XP Pro PC. I've read reams of tips, tricks, forums, Google searches & past AskMes. I consider myself of above average user intelligence. Am I educated stupid? [more inside]
posted by beelzbubba on Jan 21, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I get offsite remote backup for my NAS...on a home budget?

I'm looking for the best customer-facing remote backup solution that can back up from my network NAS drive. A lot of the customer-facing solutions like MozyHome don't support the NAS drive. Also I'm wondering...with 1 terabyte to back up, won't it take months to upload?
posted by skylar on Jan 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Two factor what???

OK, System Admins, need your help! Can you give me a basic, high level, overview of how you integrate two-factor authentication into a Windows 2008 AD network where we currently only use a username and password? And then if you can some "nitty gritty" details of how it's done that would be great. See explanation... [more inside]
posted by stevyb on Jan 9, 2011 - 8 answers

How to get wireless to a distant room?

We need help extending a wired network via wireless to a distant office room. Which devices should we use to get this done? [more inside]
posted by kartguy on Jan 6, 2011 - 9 answers

How to connect PC to a Mac?

Need to connect a Windows 7 PC to a Mac. Am stuck at certain point, where there is probably a simple answer. Help me through the embarrassment before I toss both in the trash and become a hermit. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jan 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Seen any good movies lately?

2 part question: 1. I used to be a member of a movie site which made recommendations based on your likes and your friends likes and movies of a similar genre, but I've forgotten what it was called. Do you know of a site like that? Maybe I can recover my membership if I can find it again! 2. Can you recommend a social network for the cinema? Preferably one with similar characteristics to the one i used to know, with a good number of European & British, as well as US, content & users.
posted by dash_slot- on Jan 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Fun things to do with Wii, streaming media, and network storage!

Help me figure out how to make the ultimate backup/streaming media setup under $200. Or, just tell me cool things to do with my Wii that I haven't thought of. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Raichle on Dec 27, 2010 - 2 answers

Who makes a good wifi+router?

Please recommend a wireless router that doesn't require rebooting periodically with WPA2 on? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Dec 24, 2010 - 27 answers

Getting XP to play nice on a Mac network

I'd like both computers in the house (one Mac, one XP) to share my WiFi network. This works great as long as the network is open, but I'd like it to be closed. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Dec 11, 2010 - 6 answers

Mac network query

Setting up small mac network with shared user names, some help please! [more inside]
posted by multivalent on Dec 3, 2010 - 6 answers

Shortcuts and Memory

Does the number of desktop shortcuts effect a computers memory (Windows XP)? [more inside]
posted by rosswald on Dec 1, 2010 - 25 answers

Best 802.11n/g setup with oldish Apple networking equipment?

I'd like to reconfigure my Apple-based home network to give 802.11n clients The Very Best in connection speeds while still supporting 802.11g devices on the same network. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by hijinx on Nov 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Setup cat6 home network

Home network setup with a lot of cat6 hardwired network drops and wireless [more inside]
posted by cmm on Nov 26, 2010 - 3 answers

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