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If Unix can do it, you can do it too...
This all-in-one reference will show you the quickest, most efficient way to set up and manage your Unix system. You'll find this updated edition to be an invaluable resource for Unix basics, user-friendly tools, and troubleshooting techniques -- whether you're running a workstation or a server. Inside, Unix gurus Yves Lepage and Paul Iarrera share real-world case studies to help you maximize your system's potential. Plus, you get their expert advice on Linux, BSD, and other Open Source options; how-to guidance on setting up an at-home Unix system; in-depth coverage of hardware requirements and connectivity issues; and more.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Unix
* Understand the guts of your Unix system &mdash from kernel to shell
* Implement top-notch security measures
* Implement interprocess communications using several methods
* Get up to speed on ISP connectivity issues
* Administer a Unix workstation, Internet server, Mail server, and more
* Manage login servers
* Maneuver through the Unix file system
* Troubleshoot your Unix network
2 BONUS CD-ROMs!
* Slackware(r): Linux v7.0
* Valuable programming and administration tools
Build and manage a peak-performance Unix system
Implement a fully scalable network with Internet and intranet connectivity
Secure your system -- from firewalls to logins
An all-in-one reference showing the quickest, most efficient way to build and maintain a UNIX system or network--with real-life experience and cases. Includes in-depth coverage of hardware requirements, connectivity issues, Internet protocols, backup strategies, and troubleshooting. The CD-ROMs contain full Linux distribution plus various valuable programming and admin tools.
The ultimate UNIX reference--now revised and updated! Through real-life examples, readers learn to build and manage a peak-performance UNIX system, configure Internet and intranet connectivity, lock in security, and more. The two CD-ROMs contain a full Linux distribution as well as programming and administration tools.
"Novice and power users alike will appreciate this comprehensive reference." --InfoWorld Analyst
Novice and power users alike will appreciate this comprehensive reference. — InfoWorld Analyst
Secure your system — from firewalls to logins
About the Author
Yves Lepage has authored or contributed to a number of books on networking-related topics, given networking presentations to IT professionals, and taught UNIX seminars. As an experienced UNIX network administrator, he has obtained a great deal of hands-on UNIX networking mastery while working with the McGill University network in Montreal, Canada.
Paul Iarrera is an information systems consultant working in the financial and communications industries. He has written course materials, and provided hands-on UNIX systems management training for IT professionals in the corporate environment. His experience implementing UNIX solutions for enterprise-level computing affords him knowledge and expertise in-depth UNIX systems integration.
Table of Contents
Part I: Unix Basics.
Chapter 1: Unix System Design.
Chapter 2: Shells and Shell Commands.
Chapter 3: Unix Building Blocks.
Part II: Inside Unix.
Chapter 4: Kernels.
Chapter 5: File Systems.
Chapter 6: Unix Networking.
Chapter 7: TCP/IP Networking.
Part III: Unix Workstations.
Chapter 8: Setting Up Your Unix Workstation.
Chapter 9: Graphical User Interfaces.
Chapter 10: Unix at Home.
Chapter 11: Connecting to Internet Service Providers.
Part IV: Unix Servers.
Chapter 12: Environments, Roles, and Strategies.
Chapter 13: Setting Up Your Unix Server.
Chapter 14: Managing Login Servers.
Chapter 15: Database Engines.
Part V: General Systems Administration.
Chapter 16: Getting Started with System Administration.
Chapter 17: Modern Administration Tools.
Chapter 18: Managing Standard Services.
Chapter 19: Forestalling Catastrophes.
Chapter 20: Systems Integration.
Chapter 21: Unix Security.
Chapter 22: Troubleshooting Your Network.
Part VI: Proactively Administering a Unix Server.
Chapter 23: Collecting Information.
Chapter 24: Digesting and Summarizing Information.
Chapter 25: Proactive Administration.
Part VII: Unix and the Internet.
Chapter 26: Administering Internet Servers.
Chapter 27: Setting Up and Maintaining a DNS Server.
Chapter 28: E-mail Servers.
Chapter 29: Transferring Files.
Chapter 30: Web Servers.
Chapter 31: Usenet News Servers.
Chapter 32: The Internet for System Administrators.
Chapter 33: Advanced Tools.
Appendix A: DOS/Unix Command Reference.
Appendix B: The vi Text Editor.
Appendix C: What's on the CD-ROMs?
GNU General Public License.
CD-ROM Installation Instructions.