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Linux Networking Cookbook

By : Agnello Dsouza, Gregory Boyce
5 (1)
Book Image

Linux Networking Cookbook

5 (1)
By: Agnello Dsouza, Gregory Boyce

Overview of this book

Linux can be configured as a networked workstation, a DNS server, a mail server, a firewall, a gateway router, and many other things. These are all part of administration tasks, hence network administration is one of the main tasks of Linux system administration. By knowing how to configure system network interfaces in a reliable and optimal manner, Linux administrators can deploy and configure several network services including file, web, mail, and servers while working in large enterprise environments. Starting with a simple Linux router that passes traffic between two private networks, you will see how to enable NAT on the router in order to allow Internet access from the network, and will also enable DHCP on the network to ease configuration of client systems. You will then move on to configuring your own DNS server on your local network using bind9 and tying it into your DHCP server to allow automatic configuration of local hostnames. You will then future enable your network by setting up IPv6 via tunnel providers. Moving on, we’ll configure Samba to centralize authentication for your network services; we will also configure Linux client to leverage it for authentication, and set up a RADIUS server that uses the directory server for authentication. Toward the end, you will have a network with a number of services running on it, and will implement monitoring in order to detect problems as they occur.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Linux Networking Cookbook
About the Author
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Improving scaling with the Worker MPM

Apache2 offers a variety of Multi-Processing Modules (MPM) for defining how the daemon will handle scaling. The default is typically prefork, which is a simple MPM which uses separate processes for handling each request. Scaling can be improved by using the Worker MPM or the newer Event MPM, which utilize threading in addition to processes in order to improve performance.

How to do it…

Configuring the worker MPM on Ubuntu 14.04.

Ubuntu 14.04 uses the multi-threaded Event MPM by default, but it may be disabled automatically if any non-threadsafe modules such as mod_php are enabled.

To determine which MPM is in use, execute a2query –M in order to determine what is configured.

You may then swap out the existing MPM with:

a2dismod mpm_$(a2query –M)
a2enmod mpm_worker
service apache2 restart



That the preceding action will fail if you have any non-thread safe modules enabled.

Configuring the Worker MPM on CentOS 7

CentOS 7 uses the prefork MPM by default...