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Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition (Complete Reference)

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Publisher Comments:

Your one-stop guide to Linux--fully revised and expanded

Get in-depth coverage of all Linux features, tools, and utilities from this thoroughly updated and comprehensive resource, designed for all Linux distributions. Written by Linux expert Richard Petersen, this book explains how to get up-and-running on Linux, use the desktops and shells, manage applications, deploy servers, implement security measures, and handle system and network administration tasks.

With full coverage of the latest platform, Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition includes details on the very different and popular Debian (Ubuntu) and Red Hat/Fedora software installation and service management tools used by most distributions. This is a must-have guide for all Linux users.

  • Install, configure, and administer any Linux distribution
  • Work with files and folders from the BASH, TCSH, and Z shells
  • Use the GNOME and KDE desktops, X Windows, and display managers
  • Set up office, database, Internet, and multimedia applications
  • Secure data using SELinux, netfilter, SSH, and Kerberos
  • Encrypt network transmissions with GPG, LUKS, and IPsec
  • Deploy FTP, Web, mail, proxy, print, news, and database servers
  • Administer system resources using HAL, udev, and virtualization (KVM and Xen)
  • Configure and maintain IPv6, DHCPv6, NIS, networking, and remote access
  • Access remote files and devices using NFSv4, GFS, PVFS, NIS, and SAMBA

Book News Annotation:

In this sixth edition of his reference manual, author and educator Petersen (Unix and C/C++, U. of California at Berkeley) treats seven primary topics in the Linux operating system. Topics include shell environments, desktops, applications, servers, security, and system and network administration. The reference begins with an overview and an introduction to Linux listings of resources, software sites, documentation sites, newsgroups, and news and development sites. It also covers complete coverage of the latest platform. This reference would be useful for all Linux users. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Your one-stop guide to Linux--fully revised and expanded

Get in-depth coverage of all Linux features, tools, and utilities from this thoroughly updated and comprehensive resource, designed for all Linux distributions. Written by Linux expert Richard Petersen, this book explains how to get up-and-running on Linux, use the desktops and shells, manage applications, deploy servers, implement security measures, and handle system and network administration tasks.

With full coverage of the latest platform, Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition includes details on the very different and popular Debian (Ubuntu) and Red Hat/Fedora software installation and service management tools used by most distributions. This is a must-have guide for all Linux users. Install, configure, and administer any Linux distributionWork with files and folders from the BASH, TCSH, and Z shellsUse the GNOME and KDE desktops, X Windows, and display managersSet up office, database, Internet, and multimedia applicationsSecure data using SELinux, netfilter, SSH, and KerberosEncrypt network transmissions with GPG, LUKS, and IPsec Deploy FTP, Web, mail, proxy, print, news, and database serversAdminister system resources using HAL, udev, and virtualization (KVM and Xen)Configure and maintain IPv6, DHCPv6, NIS, networking, and remote accessAccess remote files and devices using NFSv4, GFS, PVFS, NIS, and SAMBA

About the Author

Richard Petersen has an MLIS in library and information studies and teaches UNIX and C/C++ courses at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Linux: The Complete Reference (all four previous editions), Linux Programming: A Beginner’s Guide, and many other titles.

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Introduction

Chapter 1 - Intro to Linux: Operating Systems Overview

Chapter 2 - Distribution Overview: Desktop Server

Part 2 - The Linux Shell and File Structure

Chapter 3 - The Shell: Commands and Variables

Chapter 4 - Shell Scripts

Chapter 5 - Shell Configuration: System Variables and Shell Configuration Files

Chapter 6 - The Linux File Structure: Files and Directories

Part 3 - Desktop

Chapter 7 - Overview of Linux Desktops: OSDL Desktop Linux

Chapter 8 - Gnome: Volume Manager, Nautilus, Panels and Applets

Chapter 9 - KDE: Kicker and Konqueror

Chapter 10 - XFce4

Part 4 - Linux Software

Chapter 11 - Software Management: YUM, RPM, Apt, Bit Torrent

Chapter 12 - Office and Database Applications: Open Office, KOffice, Editors, SQL Databases

Chapter 13 - Graphic Tools and Multimedia: Gnome, KDE, Sound, Video, DVD, DivX

Chapter 14 - Mail and News Clients: Evolution and Thunderbird

Chapter 15 - Web and FTP Clients: Firefox and gFTP

Chapter 16 - Network Tools: ping, messenger clients, rsh, Kerberos, and SSH remote commands

Part 5 - Security

Chapter 17 - Encryption: GPG

Chapter 18 - Security Enhanced Linux

Chapter 19 - IPSEC and Virtual Private Networks

Chapter 20 - Secure Shell and Kerberos

Chapter 21 - Firewalls: netfilter

Part 6 - Internet and Network Services

Chapter 22 - Managing Services

Chapter 23 - FTP Servers

Chapter 24 - Web Servers: Tux and Apache

Chapter 25 - Proxy Servers: Squid

Chapter 26 - Mail Servers:Sendmail, Postfix, POP and IMAP

Chapter 27 - Print Servers: CUPS

Chapter 28 - News, Search and Database Servers

Part 7 - System Administration

Chapter 29 - Basic System Administration

Chapter 30 - Managing Users

Chapter 31 - File Systems: HAL and Mount

Chapter 32 - RAID and LVM

Chapter 33 - Devices and Modules

Chapter 34 - Kernal Administration

Chapter 35 - Backup Methods

Chapter 36 - Administering TCP/IP Networks

Part 8 - Network Administration Services

Chapter 37 - DNS Servers: Bind

Chapter 38 - Network Auto-Configuration

Chapter 39 - NFS, NIS

Appendix A- Where to Obtain Linux Distributions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071492478
Author:
Petersen, Richard
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Operating Systems - LINUX
Subject:
Operating systems (computers)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Revised, Expand
Series:
Complete Reference
Publication Date:
November 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
830
Dimensions:
9.18x7.36x1.69 in. 3.01 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Your one-stop guide to Linux--fully revised and expanded

Get in-depth coverage of all Linux features, tools, and utilities from this thoroughly updated and comprehensive resource, designed for all Linux distributions. Written by Linux expert Richard Petersen, this book explains how to get up-and-running on Linux, use the desktops and shells, manage applications, deploy servers, implement security measures, and handle system and network administration tasks.

With full coverage of the latest platform, Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition includes details on the very different and popular Debian (Ubuntu) and Red Hat/Fedora software installation and service management tools used by most distributions. This is a must-have guide for all Linux users. Install, configure, and administer any Linux distributionWork with files and folders from the BASH, TCSH, and Z shellsUse the GNOME and KDE desktops, X Windows, and display managersSet up office, database, Internet, and multimedia applicationsSecure data using SELinux, netfilter, SSH, and KerberosEncrypt network transmissions with GPG, LUKS, and IPsec Deploy FTP, Web, mail, proxy, print, news, and database serversAdminister system resources using HAL, udev, and virtualization (KVM and Xen)Configure and maintain IPv6, DHCPv6, NIS, networking, and remote accessAccess remote files and devices using NFSv4, GFS, PVFS, NIS, and SAMBA

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