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Handy Linux Networking Tools and How to Use Them

Published on September 23, 2020 · Updated on October 21, 2020
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By Sneha Inguva

Handy Linux Networking Tools and How to Use Them


About the Talk

When I joined the networking team at DigitalOcean a few years ago, I dove into an entirely different world of software-defined networking in the data center. Virtual switches, networking protocols — these were concepts that I had encountered at the surface level before — but now I frequently found myself debugging them. With time, I came to rely on a variety of Linux networking tools for introspecting, troubleshooting, and examining network state. In this talk, I’ll share some of my favorite Linux networking tools and discuss scenarios in which they are quite helpful.

What You’ll Learn

Situations in which popular Linux networking tools can be leveraged.

This Talk is Designed For

Anyone who has a basic understanding of software engineering and may deal with networking issues.


Basic understanding of software engineering and the command line/terminal.



About the Presenter

Sneha Inguva is a Software Engineer on the networking team at DigitalOcean. She enjoys building cloud products by day and debugging ominous context-cancelled errors by night. Her journey through this fantastical field has taken her from casino gaming to 3D-printing startups to the cloud world. In her spare time, she takes high-fashion photographs of cats in nature.

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