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Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition (Beginner's Guide)

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Administer Any Linux Distribution with Ease

Fully updated for the most current Linux distributions, Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition, shows you how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux on a single server or an entire network. Get full details on granting user rights and permissions, configuring software and hardware, providing Internet and intranet services, and customizing Linux kernel 2.6. You'll also learn how to get your network services IPv6 ready, implement sound security, create foolproof system backups, and use the latest virtualization technologies. Real-world, hands-on examples are included throughout.

  • Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including Fedora 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSE, and Ubuntu
  • Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications
  • Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell)
  • Understand and manage file systems in Linux
  • Compile, tune, and customize Linux kernel 2.6
  • Build robust firewalls and routers using netfilter and Linux
  • Manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Build and deploy Web, e-mail, and FTP servers
  • Use NIS, NFS, LDAP, and Samba for resource sharing and identity management
  • Set up and administer print, DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers
  • Implement Linux virtualization technologies, including the native KVM platform

Book News Annotation:

This guide shows how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux on a single server or an entire network. Chapters are in sections on installing Linux as a server, single-host administration, security and networking, Internet services, and intranet services. Chapter summaries and b&w screenshots are included. This fifth edition is updated for the most current Linux distributions. Readers should be familiar with Microsoft Windows servers and networks at a power user level or better. The book can also serve as how-to cookbook for seasoned Linux administrators. Soyinka is a systems and network engineering consultant. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

Wale Soyinka is a systems/network engineering consultant. He has written an extensive library of Linux administration training materials and is the coauthor of the previous edition of this book.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Installing Linux as a Server

Chapter 1: Technical Summary of Linux Distributions

Chapter 2: Installing Linux in a Server Configuration

Chapter 3: Managing Software

Part II: Single-Host Administration

Chapter 4: Managing Users

Chapter 5: The Command Line

Chapter 6: Booting and Shutting Down

Chapter 7: File Systems

Chapter 8: Core System Services

Chapter 9: Compiling the Linux Kernel

Chapter 10: Knobs and Dials: proc and SysFS File Systems

Part III: Security and Networking

Chapter 11: TCP/IP for System Administrators

Chapter 12: Network Configuration

Chapter 13: The Linux Firewall

Chapter 14: Local Security

Chapter 15: Network Security

Part IV: Internet Services

Chapter 16: DNS

Chapter 17: FTP

Chapter 18: Apache Web Server

Chapter 19: SMTP

Chapter 20: POP and IMAP

Chapter 21: The Secure Shell (SSH)

Part V: Intranet Services

Chapter 22. Network File System (NFS)

Chapter 23. Network Information Service (NIS)

Chapter 24. Samba

Chapter 25. LDAP

Chapter 26. Printing

Chapter 27. DHCP

Chapter 28. Virtualization

Chapter 29. Backups

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071545884
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Author:
Shah, Steve
Author:
Soyinka, Wale
Author:
Soyinka Wale
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Networking - General
Subject:
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Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, 0071549366, 007149247X, 0071486429, 0072264543,
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, 0071549366, 007149247X, 0071486429, 0072264543,
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, 0071549366, 007149247X, 0071486429, 0072264543,
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops, Vinagre, KVM, Xen,
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops, Vinagre, KVM, Xen,
Subject:
Programming Languages - Java
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops, Vinagre, KVM, Xen,
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops, Vinagre, KVM, Xen,
Subject:
Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSe, Ubuntu, integration, routers, firewalls, LDAP, Samba, virtualization, IPv6, Linux 2.6 kernel, Fedora 9, kernel level security, security enhanced Linux, encryption, KDE, KDE4, and XFce desktops, Vinagre, KVM, Xen,
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Series:
Beginner's Guide
Publication Date:
September 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
662
Dimensions:
9.10x7.30x1.40 in. 2.50 lbs.

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