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How to use linux tools to troubleshoot small networks

SeaGL 2019

It’s fairly common knowledge about the tools available to troubleshoot a network, but it is not so common as to know which tool to use, or how to use the tools together in order to figure out the problem and how to fix it.

In this workshop, I am going to discuss the OSI model (and how it sort of kind of fits the TCP/IP model) and then go up the stack to show what can go wrong at each level, how to diagnose it, and how to fix it.

I gave a similar presentation at LinuxFest in April 2017. It was well-received, however, there are some things I have learned since then that will make the presentation more relevant to home networks.


Jeff Silverman

Jeff Silverman, PuPPy

I got my first personal computer in 1969. From there, I have fascinated by ones and zeros, although I don’t know why because if you’ve seen one one, you’ve seen them all and the zeroes are nothing to look at, either. I’ve worked at Boeing, Mathsoft, the UW, Real Networks, F5 Networks, Google, Sweetlabs, Impinj, Juniper Networks, Amazon, and now at AT&T.