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Linux Server Hacks Volume 2by William Von Hagen
Synopses & Reviews
Today's system administrators deal with a vast number of situations, operating systems, software packages, and problems. Those who are in the know have kept their copy of Linux Server Hacks close at hand to ease their burden. And while this helps, it's not enough: any sys admin knows there are many more hacks, cool tips, and ways of solving problems than can fit in a single volume (one that mere mortals can lift, that is).
Which is why we created Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two, a second collection of incredibly useful tips and tricks for finding and using dozens of open source tools you can apply to solve your sys admin problems. The power and flexibility of Linux and Open Source means that there is an astounding amount of great software out there waiting to be applied to your sys admin problems — if only you knew about it and had enough information to get started. Hence, Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two.
This handy reference offers 100 completely new server management tips and techniques designed to improve your productivity and sharpen your administrative skills. Each hack represents a clever way to accomplish a specific task, saving you countless hours of searching for the right answer. No more sifting through man pages, HOWTO websites, or source code comments — the only resource you need is right here. And you don't have to be a system administrator with hundreds of boxen to get something useful from this book as many of the hacks apply equally well to a single system or a home network.
Compiled by experts, these hacks not only give you the step-by-step instructions necessary to implement the software, but they also provide the context to truly enable you to learn the technology. Topics include:
Whether they help you recover lost data, collect information from distributed clients, or synchronize administrative environments, the solutions found in Linux Server Hacks, Volume Two will simplify your life as a system administrator.
Book News Annotation:
Two Linux gurus present this companion volume to Linux Server Hacks Volume One, offering 100 new quick codes ("hacks") for system administrators using Linux who want to further customize their servers. The hacks are organized under the following themes: Linux authentication; remote GUI connectivity; system services; cool system administrator tools and tips; storage management and backups; advice for standardizing, sharing, and synchronizing resources; security; troubleshooting and performance; logfiles and monitoring; and system rescue, recovery, and repair. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For anyone running a network of Linux servers--whether it's a large data center or a small home network--this engaging book provides short, targeted lessons to improve their productivity and sharpen their administration skills.
This book follows the runaway success of Linux Server Hacks with 100 completely new and powerful server management tricks and techniques. Each hack can be read easily in a few minutes, saving countless hours of searching for the right answer. Most hacks in this new book are geared toward system integration and server management, particularly in a heterogeneous Windows/Unix/Linux environment.
Linux Server Hacks 2 covers a wide variety of topics like replication, emulation, authentication, print management, and file sharing. Essential security and lockdown instructions are included for SELinux and firewall users. Coverage of advanced system administration hacks are included for topics such as request tracking, web mail, and shared calendars. While it's an ideal follow-up to Linux Server Hacks, this book is a valuable asset all on its own.
About the Author
Bill von Hagen is a seasoned Linux/Unix systems administrator and computer collector. He writes articles and product reviews for Linux Planet, Linux Today, Linux Format, and Linux Magazine. He is the author of several technology books including "Hacking the TiVo, Second Edition" (Muska and Lipman), "The Definitive Guide to GCC" (Apress), and co-author of "SUSE Linux 9 Bible" (Wiley). In a past life, he was the drummer for a hardcore punk rock band, The Cynics.
Brian K. Jones is a system administrator in the department of computer science at Princeton University.
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