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by: Steve Shah

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On-line Price: TBApackage, 643

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Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL,Jan-2001

Category: LINUX Level: B/

ISBN: 0072131365
ISBN13: 9780072131369

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Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide is a practical guide to Linux for systems and network administrators who are moving from Windows NT to Linux or are experimenting with bringing Linux into their network topology. New features include: coverage of RedHat Linux 7.0 in the installation chapter; coverage of the Linux 2.4 kernel; comparisons between Linux and the newly released Windows 2000 operating system; major expansion in the Advanced Networking section; coverage of Caldera and SuSE. Blueprints will illustrate key difference of administering Linux vs. NT, a very popular section from the first edition.


Implement Linux across your network with this practical, hands-on guide.

  Learn to install and administer Linux--on an individual workstation or an entire network--with this comprehensive, in-depth reference. You'll find everything you need to get up and running with any Linux distribution, including the latest version of Red Hat(r). Updated to cover the new 2.4 kernel and complete with an expanded section on advanced networking, this book shows you how to install and configure Linux, set up Internet services, handle single host administration, and much more. Plus, you'll get 8 pages of blueprints illustrating the differences between Linux and Windows NT or Windows 2000. If you are a professional administrator wanting to bring Linux into your network topology, a home user with multiple machines wanting to build a simple home network, or are migrating from Windows, you need this book.

      *Install Linux in a server configuration

*Configure GNOME, KDE, X-Windows, and more

*Understand single-host administration and manage users

*Learn to use file systems, create partitions, and configure quota settings

*Compile the Linux kernel and unpack source code

*Set up Internet services and learn the mechanics of FTP

*Provide intranet services including NFS, NIS, SAMBA, DHCP, and LPD

*Get details on advanced networking with Linux--TCP/IP, packet filtering, cookbook firewalls, IP port forwarding, and much more

art I: Installing Linux as A Server.

Chapter 1: Technical Summary of Linux Distributions, NT and Windows 2000.

Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux in a Server Configuration.

Chapter 3: GNOME and KDE.

Chapter 4: Installing Software.

Part II: Single Host Administration.

Chapter 5: Managing Users.

Chapter 6: The Command Line.

Chapter 7: File Systems.

Chapter 8: Core System Services.

Chapter 9: Compiling the Linux Kernel.

Chapter 10: Securing an Individual Server.

Part III: Internet Services.

Chapter 11: DNS.

Chapter 12: FTP.

Chapter 13: Setting Up Your Web Server Using Apache.

Chapter 14: SMTP.

Chapter 15: Post Office Protocol (POP).

Chapter 16: The Secure Shell (SSH).

Part IV: Intranet Services.

Chapter 17: Network File System

Chapter 18: Network Information Service (NIS).

Chapter 19: Samba.

Chapter 20: Printing.

Chapter 21: DHCP.

Chapter 22: Backups.

Part V: Advanced Linux Networking.

Chapter 23: TCP/IP 101.

Chapter 24: Network Configuration.

Chapter 25: The /proc File System (update: revise for 2.4 kernels).

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