I’m going through my skills, and brushing up on them a bit. I’ll be putting together some tutorials on how to do basic networking and Linux type things over the next few months. I need to get my webcam out, and my microphone set up, but it should be a lot of fun for me. Hopefully some of you will learn a thing or two as well. This post is really a bit of a highlight of my already planned projects.

I think the first project I’ll do is a quick tutorial on how to get Active Directory set up and running, no Windows servers involved, for single sign on and local DNS services. It’s going to be a brief overview, I’m not going to get into the finer points or anything. Those things require planning.  A couple notes on Active Directory, Linux tools for managing it exist, but I’ve yet to find anything I particularly like. I’ll be looking at the tools from Apache Directory Studios, along with phpldapadmin for Linux based management solutions. I’ll also be showing how to set up RSAT on Windows 10 Professional for managing from a more traditional Windows environment ( Windows 10 Home won’t work ). For Directory services, I’ll be using Samba 4. Once I get the AD setup, I’ll then do another part where I’ll add FreeRadius, and get into 802.11x and get into enterprise authentication over the wired network, along with WPA2-EAP. It should be good fun.

Now, next on my list of things to implement will be a git repository, where I can store all my codes and scripts for later use and basically just keep track of changes. So I’ll be going over how to set up a git server using Gitea. I’ll use that to store all my management scripts, firewall configuration backups and what not. Some of this I might not want on a public git server. Not to mention, I just like the idea of being able to provide all my own services locally.

Once I got the lovely git server set up, I’m going to want a way of monitoring all these systems, so I’ll get into network monitoring systems to track system uptime and resource utilization. We’re going to get into the wonderful world of SNMP. I’m being a little less specific as I get further in this list, because I need to evaluate in order to make sure I’m making the best choices for my own personal network. You are all free to use any of my solutions, or find one of the many great alternatives out there.

Anyway, should you choose to use these tutorials, that’s amazing! Thank you! I’ll try to have everything written out, and put on video to help the most people possible! Anyway, it’s almost Christmas now, so Happy Holidays! Until next time!

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