Synopses & Reviews
This book shows in detail how to build enterprise-level secure, redundant, and highly scalable services from scratch on top of the open source Linux operating system, suitable for small companies as well as big universities. The core architecture presented is based on Kerberos, LDAP, AFS, and Samba. It is shown how to integrate web, message related, data base and other services with this backbone. This architecture provides a Single-Sign-On solution for different client platforms and can also be employed for clustering. Although it is implemented with Debian GNU/Linux, the content can be applied to other UNIX flavors.
Aus den Rezensionen: "... Das Hardcover befasst sich mit der Entwicklung skalierbarer und sicherer Anwendungen auf der Basis von OpenAFS. Es präsentiert die Kernbestandteile, die auf Kerberos, LDAP, AFS oder Samba aufbauen und verdeutlicht, wie man OpenAFS in andere Systeme integrieren kann. Auch Single Sign On für verschiedene Client-Plattformen und Clustering wird unterstützt. Lobenswert ist die Zusammenstellung weiterführender Ressourcen im Web." (in: IT-Mittelstand, 2007, Issue 11, S. 48)
This book provides a concise answer to how one should organize a robust enterprise IT infrastructure based on open-source software with mainstream hardware. It is a necessity for large organizations to build a central user - thentication service, global user information storage, and to o?er common access to personal ?les regardless of the location the user wishes to connect from. All these issues have been addressed with the help of well-established technologies such as the industry standard Kerberos for user authentication and the OpenAFS distributed ?le system, originally conceived at CMU and used at universities like MIT and Stanford and also at research institutions like CERN among many others. Our presentation o?ers support for system architects and administrators, to decide and implement an enterprise IT infrastructure, and for advanced UNIX users wishing to look beyond isolated workstations, to experience the move from local to global administration and the resulting challenges. The presentation is a step-by-step guide, accompanied with a detailed explanation ofthecorrespondingtechnicalcontextthatmirrorsourownexperiencegained during the setup of an AFS cell at our computer science and engineering department. The main focus lies on the application of UNIX-based services, with particular attention to the underlying OpenAFS ?le system: therefore it can be seen as a companion to the excellent and currently only available book ManagingAFS: TheAndrewFileSystem byRichardCampbell, which re?ects the new state of today s implementation."
This book details how to build enterprise-level secure, redundant, and highly scalable services from scratch on top of the open source Linux operating system. It shows how to integrate web, message related, data base and other services with this backbone.
About the Author
Franco Milicchio is currently at the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the University Roma Tre, Italy. He graduated in computer engineering at the same university. Wolfgang A. Gehrke has worked the last five years as a system administrator at the Department of Computer Science and Automation at the University Roma Tre, Italy. He holds a PhD in theoretical computer science from the University Linz, Austria.