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"As this book shows, Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their proprietary counterparts. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of thousands of Linux developers, Linux is more ready than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world. The authors of this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most capable hands." Linus Torvalds"The most successful sysadmin book of all timebecause it works!" Rik Farrow, editor of ;login:"This book clearly explains current technology with the perspective of decades of experience in large-scale system administration. Unique and highly recommended." Jonathan Corbet, cofounder, LWN.net"Nemeth et al. is the overall winner for Linux administration: it's intelligent, full of insights, and looks at the implementation of concepts." Peter Salus, editorial director, Matrix.net Since 2001, Linux Administration Handbookhas been the definitive resource for every Linuxsystem administrator who must efficiently solve technical problems and maximize the reliability and performance of a production environment. Now, the authors have systematically updated this classic guide to address today's most important Linux distributions and most powerful new administrative tools. The authors spell out detailed best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, web hosting, software configuration management, performance analysis, Windows interoperability, and much more. Sysadmins will especially appreciate the thorough and up-to-date discussions of such difficult topics such as DNS, LDAP, security, and the management of IT service organizations. LinuxAdministration Handbook, Second Edition,reflects the current versions of these leading distributions: Red HatEnterprise Linux FedoraTMCore SUSELinux Enterprise DebianGNU/Linux UbuntuLinux Sharing their war stories and hard-won insights, the authors capture the behavior of Linux systems in the real world, not just in ideal environments. They explain complex tasks in detail and illustrate these tasks with examples drawn from their extensive hands-on experience.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1. Where to start — Ch. 2. Booting and shutting down — Ch. 3. Rootly powers — Ch. 4. Controlling processes — Ch. 5. The filesystem — Ch. 6. Adding new users — Ch. 7. Adding a disk — Ch. 8. Periodic processes — Ch. 9. Backups — Ch. 10. Syslog and log files — Ch. 11. Software and configuration management — Ch. 12. TCP/IP networking — Ch. 13. Routing — Ch. 14. Network hardware — Ch. 15. DNS : the domain name system — Ch. 16. The network file system — Ch. 17. Sharing system files — Ch. 18. Electronic mail — Ch. 19. Network management and debugging — Ch. 20. Security — Ch. 21. Web hosting and Internet servers — Ch. 22. The X Window system — Ch. 23. Printing — Ch. 24. Maintenance and environment — Ch. 25. Performance analysis — Ch. 26. Cooperating with Windows — Ch. 27. Serial devices — Ch. 28. Drivers and the kernel — Ch. 29. Daemons — Ch. 30. Management, policy, and politics.

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Prentice Hall
Hein, Trent R.
Snyder, Garth
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Computers and Internet » Computers Reference » General
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Computers and Internet » Operating Systems » Linux

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