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I'm kinda new in the admin scenario. I'm looking for a good source where to study in deep what a domain is and how to manage it. The point is that I'm a tlc eng but I don't have any experience in it. At work I'm handling Active Directories, and I was wondering what is the correspondence in Linux, and where to get all the knowledge for it.

Any suggestion? Moreover do you have a good source where to study CIDR? :D thank you

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To learn about CIDR and subnetting, the answer is in this thread on SF. It has great answers that explain everything you want to know about :) –  petrus Aug 12 '12 at 20:21
    
GREAT :D thank you –  MixturaDementiae Aug 12 '12 at 20:28
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In the future, if you have two separate questions, please be sure to ask them separately. –  Skyhawk Aug 12 '12 at 20:57
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possible duplicate of Can a Linux server serve as a Domain Controller for Windows Machines? –  Skyhawk Aug 12 '12 at 20:58
    
Well I'm more interested in the theory of it, so how it works and so on... cause I'm missing the theory not the practice :D –  MixturaDementiae Aug 12 '12 at 21:04

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Something like FreeIPA is the closest parallel to Active Directory on the Linux side, as it combines DNS, directory services, centralized authentication, etc.

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What you are probably looking for is Samba 4: http://wiki.samba.org/index.php/Samba4

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