Synopses & Reviews
Red Hat Linux Networking and System Administration, 3e starts with the basics— network planning and Red Hat installation and configuration. New features will cover the spring Fedora and RHEL4 2005 release. The book demonstrates in detail how to set and optimize network and Internet services, monitor Red Hat Linux System Maintenance, the basics of Red Hat Linux security and troubleshooting and problem solving advice. The user will learn how to: establish a network file system; configure mail services; configure TCP/IP networking and the Network Information System; connect to Microsoft, Apple and Novell networks; use LDAP; configure FTP services; configure mail and web services; maximize use of Red Hat Network; upgrade and customize the kernel; administer users and groups; install and upgrade software packages; and backup and restore the File System.
New Chapters to this edition include:
Configuring a Database Server: installing, configuring, and basic testing of two open source relational databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and the major commercial database, Oracle
Creating a VNC Server: how to create a VNC server using Fedora Core and RHEL to enable telecommuters and other remote employees to access a Linux-based LAN and LAN-based services without needing to be in the office. This chapter also describes how to configure a Linux system as a VNC client.
Providing Convenience Services: how to set up non-essential LAN-based convenience services including a time server (NTP), a PalmPilot sync server, a content management system, and a streaming multimedia server.
Providing Web Services: how to add common and popular Web-based services to a basic Web serverincluding mailing lists, blogs, Web-based email, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), RSS feeds, and site search functionality.
Exploring SELinux Security Basics: SELinux is the new (evidently preferred) security model for Fedora- and RHEL-based systems, so this chapter describes how SELinux's policy-based security works and how to work with SELinux.
Exploring the Desktops: default RH desktop, GNOME, will be explained. Coverage will also be provided for KDE. Some of the most used applications, such as a web browser, email client, multimedia and productivity applications will be described.
Your Complete Red Hat Linux Guide to Networking and System Administration
Here, revised and updated by Linux experts, is your complete handbook for setting up and managing a Linux network using the 2005 releases of Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This all-new third edition starts with the basics—network planning, Red Hat Linux installation, and system configuration. It provides step-by-step instructions on monitoring system maintenance, optimizing Internet services, connecting to Microsoft, Apple, or Novell networks, administering users and groups, managing security, and solving problems. Special sections cover configuring a database server, creating a VNC server, providing Web services, and much more. With information on upgrading, customizing, and troubleshooting, this guide provides the ready reference you need to keep your network working.
Learn to do all this and more with your Red Hat Linux network
- Install, configure, and test two open-source relational databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and the major commercial database, Oracle
- Set up and manage utility services, such as an NTP time server and the Squid caching proxy server
- Add mailing lists, Web-based email, RSS feeds, and site search functionality to a basic Linux Web server
- Understand how SELinux's policy-based security works and how to work with SELinux
- Learn to customize the default RH desktop, GNOME, and KDE and how to manage common applications such as Web browsers, email clients, and productivity and multimedia programs
- Starts with the basics of Red Hat, the leading Linux distribution in the U.S., such as network planning and Red Hat installation and configuration
- Offers a close look at the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and Fedora Core 4 releases
- New chapters cover configuring a database server, creating a VNC server, monitoring performance, providing Web services, exploring SELinux security basics, and exploring desktops
- Demonstrates how to maximize the use of Red Hat Network, upgrade and customize the kernel, install and upgrade software packages, and back up and restore the file system
- The four CDs contain the full Fedora Core 4 distribution
About the Author
is the owner of TAC Technology, located in eastern Pennsylvania. He provides Linux consulting and training services to a variety of clients. Terry has been an adjunct faculty member at several colleges in his area where he has taught A+ and Network + certification courses. He also has taught courses on Unix, Linux, TCP/IP, and Novell Netware.
Terry is the author of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 For Dummies and has co-authored and contributed to several other Linux books. He has been a technical editor for the following books: KDE Bible, The Samba Book, Unix Weekend Crash Course, Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies, Solaris 9 For Dummies, Fedora Linux 2 For Dummies, and Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies.
Kurt Wall first touched a computer in 1980 when he learned FORTRAN on an IBM mainframe of forgotten vintage; things have improved since then. A professional technical writer by trade, a historian by training, and an all-around Linux guy by avocation, Kurt’s work history is diverse. These days, Kurt works in the Customer Engineering group at TimeSys Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His primary responsibilities include building and maintaining TimeSys’s Developer Exchange and working with portal customers and users. He also fixes broken servers, writes documentation, and builds TimeSys software.
Kurt, who dislikes writing about himself in the third person, receives entirely too much e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table of Contents
Part One: System and Network Administration Defined.
Chapter 1: Duties of the System Administrator.
Chapter 2: Planning the Network.
Chapter 3: Standard Installation.
Chapter 4: Kickstart Installation.
Chapter 5: Exploring the Desktops.
Chapter 6: System Startup and Shutdown.
Chapter 7: The File System Explained.
Chapter 8: Examining the System Configuration Files.
Part Two: Network Services.
Chapter 9: Managing the X Window System.
Chapter 10: Configuring Printers.
Chapter 11: TCP/IP Networking.
Chapter 12: The Network File System.
Chapter 13: The Network Information System.
Chapter 14: Connecting to Microsoft and Novell Networks.
Chapter 15: Configuring a Database Server.
Chapter 16: Creating a VNC Server.
Chapter 17: Providing Additional Network Services.
Chapter 18: Optimizing Network Services.
Part Three: Internet Services.
Chapter 19: What Are Internet Services?
Chapter 20: Configuring BIND: The Domain Name System.
Chapter 21: Configuring Mail Services.
Chapter 22: Configuring FTP Services.
Chapter 23: Configuring a Web Server.
Chapter 24: Providing Web Services.
Chapter 25: Optimizing Internet Services.
Part Four: System Administration.
Chapter 26: Keeping Your System Updated with up2date and the Red Hat Network.
Chapter 27: Upgrading and Customizing the Kernel.
Chapter 28: Configuring the System at the Command Line.
Chapter 29: Administering Users and Groups.
Chapter 30: Installing and Upgrading Software Packages.
Chapter 31: Backing Up and Restoring the File System.
Chapter 32: Performance Monitoring.
Part Five: System Security and Problem Solving.
Chapter 33: Exploring SELinux Security.
Chapter 34: Implementing Network Security.
Chapter 35: Troubleshooting and Problem Solving.
Appendix A: Bash Shell Scripting.