I’ve done networking in the past, and was even the network administrator in a couple past lives.
The thing is, I didn’t really learn anything or at least retain much of it. I’d like to change that. I would like to understand networking from a Linux point of view and from the ground up.
I have all the computers in the house running Linux. I have a clean slate, a blank canvas, I know where all my files are, so I want to take some time to get serious.
Could this group point me to what they think would be the best resource to get started on the basics. I want to understand Port forwarding, router configuration, SSID, MACID, WAPK, WPS, SSH, Samba, all the nuts and bolts.
My problem is that I find myself talking to intermediate and advanced folks, and when we get to this stuff, I absorb just enough to be dangerous.
Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.