Linux is completely the Operating system of choice when it comes to network and internet. When using internet it is very possible to get Trojans and other different viruses. These viruses can tamper a lot with your files and create great inconveniences. Conversely, with Linux operating system you are free from all inconveniences resulting from viruses.
Linux organized with commands that help you interact with networks and internet. Although the Linux command line is useful not many are able to master. Most individuals new to the field of computing find it somehow hard and they cannot work with the command line without a reference. It is not only them but also some individuals who claim to be very tech knowledgeable.
Here is a catalog of commands used in networking and internet under Linux.
- ARP. This command helps to put on view information regarding ARP in a computer network.
- FINGER. This command is useful when you want to find information concerning another user. This includes information on when the user lastly checked email or when the user lastly made a flourishing log in to the system.
- PING. You can use this command to ascertain if you can contact another system from the one you are presently using. This command sends predetermined packet requests and expects a reply from the other system. If the system is not accessible, it returns an error.
- TRACEROUTE. It is a command that echoes each host it comes across while trying to contact the target. You can use it with other command line flags
- WHOIS. It is a command that help to indentify the name of a domain. In addition, it provides detailed information about the domain name. It is suitable for trouble shooting connectivity between two-computer hosts. With it you can determine the cause of the faulty system.
- NSLOOKUP. This command enables the user do a backward lookup of on a certain domains or host IP. It can run in either non-interactive or interactive mode.
- DIG. It is a tool mostly used by systems administrators to get a serves’ DNS name. DIG is an abbreviation of domain information groper.
- TELNET. This is a very interesting tool. It can allow you to access another remote host while still working on you current host. You can log on to the other system and access all commands as long as you can provide the correct passwords and usernames. If you do not enter the correct details, it returns an error.
- WALL. This is a command that enables one user to send messages to all logged on users.
- TALK. If you thought chatting is for facebook only, then you have not seen the TALK command in Linux work. It allows a certain uses to chat with another directly.
Internet and network commands are very wide and endless. The above commands are the most used but I suggest that you check the reference manual for Linux commands for more. You can get if from their executive website.