Three case studies in the life of an admin

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A day on Charly’s network might bring out problems with Ethernet bonding, VLANs and switches, and rogue DHCP servers.

Managing a big enterprise network takes a sound basis of theoretical knowledge and a great deal of experience. Linux Magazine asked author and sysadmin guru Charly Kühnast for a couple of hands-on reports based on his daily experiences. At first, Charly mumbled something about being overworked and bolted down the hallway. But just two doors down, he stopped and talked his co-workers into helping him out with anecdotes from their daily life. And as the guys run a fairly impressive network, they have plenty of tales.

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