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Linux Network Administrators Guide 3RD Editionby Tony Bautts
Synopses & Reviews
The Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition dispenses all the practical advice you need to join a network. Along with some hardware considerations, this highly acclaimed guide takes an in-depth look at all of the essential networking software that comes with the operating system--including basic infrastructure (TCP/IP, wireless networking, firewalling) and the most popular services on Linux systems.But as the follow-up to a classic, the third edition of the Linux Network Administrator's Guide does more than just spruce up the basics. It also provides the very latest information on the following cutting-edge services:
Book News Annotation:
Appropriate for ambitious beginners, this guide explores the configuration decisions made when connecting a Linux machine to a TCP/IP network, and setting up TCP/IP network interfaces, a name server, a firewall, and the sendmail transport agent. The third edition adds chapters on IPv6, the Apache web server, IMAP, Samba, OpenLDAP, and wireless networking.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Tony Bautts is an independent security consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US and Japan. He has spoken at security-related events for The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and has spoken and chaired events for the MIS Training Institute. Tony is the co-author of Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network, Nokia Network Solutions Handbook, and the Security Certification Handbook and has, additionally, served as technical reviewer for Implementing IPv6 on Cisco IOS by Syngress Publishing.
Terry Dawson is an amateur radio operator and long time Linux enthusiast. He is the author of a number of network related HOWTO documents for the Linux Documentation Project, co-author the 2nd edition of O'Reilly's Linux Network Administrators Guide and is an active participant in a number of other Linux projects. Terry has 15 years professional experience in telecommunications and is currently engaged in network management research in the Telstra Research Laboratories.
Gregor N. Purdy is engineering manager in the large account services group at Amazon.com. Before joining Amazon.com in 2003, Gregor worked for ten years as a consultant in high-end data warehousing, system integration, and prior art research in software and Internet patents. He has also contributed to a number of open source projects, including Perl core and extensionmodules, the Perl Shell, and the Parrot virtual machine for Perl 6.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Introduction to NetworkingChapter 2: Issues of TCP/IP NetworkingChapter 3: Configuring the Serial HardwareChapter 4: Configuring TCP/IP NetworkingChapter 5: Name Service and ConfigurationChapter 6: The Point-to-Point ProtocolChapter 7: TCP/IP FirewallChapter 8: IP AccountingChapter 9: IP Masquerade and Network Address TranslationChapter 10: Important Network FeaturesChapter 11: Administration Issues with Electronic MailChapter 12: sendmailChapter 13: Configuring IPv6 NetworksChapter 14: Configuring the Apache Web ServerChapter 15: IMAPChapter 16: SambaChapter 17: OpenLDAPChapter 18: Wireless NetworkingAppendix A: Example Network: The Virtual BreweryColophon
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