South Asian Network Operators Group
A non-profit forum for Data Network Operators in South Asia


31 Jul-07 Aug, 2019

Kolkata, India

Workshop: Linux System Administration & Security



Duration : 5 Days

Date : 3-7 August, 2019

Location : Kolkata, India

Venue : Holiday Inn Kolkata Airport Hotel

Level of Study : Beginner/Intermediate

Maximum number of attendees : 36 delegates


This technical workshop is designed to teach require knowledge to plan, designed and operate Linux/Unix based system for ISP/Telco/Enterprise network or campus network, or at an Internet exchange Point (IXP). The topics that will be covered are: from the very basic to the professional level knowledge and the industry related best practices.

Target Audience

Entry level to senior technical and design staff of network operators or enterprise, who are involved in day-to-day server system or network operation and planning function. Also for final year/semester under-graduate and graduate IT students looking for employment.


This Is not mandatory but probably be useful if the participants have a good understanding of network operations, Internet technologies, OSI reference model, TCP/IP, operating system knowledge and relevance topic.

Course outline may consist of:

• Introduction to Linux for Administrators

• Linux Commands and the CLI, file system structure, permissions etc

• Shell Scripting Basics

• Security Essentials: SSH


• Database with MySQL

• Web Service with Apache2, Best Practices

• Concept of Mail Protocols / Postfix

• Courier IMAP/Dovecot Labs

• Automation: Ansible

• SNMP, SNMP Lab Exercise etc

• Network Monitoring with LibreNMS

• Log Management rsyslog, Tenshi, Logstash, Rsyslog Lab

• Ticketing with RT

Other requirements


It is highly recommended that participants bring their own laptop computers with Wifi (b/g/n) and administrative access to system to practice the lessons learned during the workshops.


SSH Client for your Laptop OS