Your in-depth guide to installing, configuring, and administering the newest version of Red Hat Linux Server
Red Hat Linux 8 Server provides just what you'd expect from the leading open source operating system: revolutionary features like the new Linux 2.5 kernel with Tux Web server and ext3 Journaling Filesystems. Now, Red Hat Linux authority and bestselling author Mohammed Kabir helps you master all the new developments in this nuts-and-bolts guide.
You'll find plenty of examples and clear instructions for installing and configuring Red Hat Linux 8 Server, setting up the GRUB boot loader, securing your server, improving user convenience, and much more. This book helps you take full advantage of all that Red Hat Linux 8 Server has to offer.
You'll learn how to:
Work as the root user by controlling, monitoring, and automating programs
Setup BIND, Apache, MySQL, Sendmail/Postfix, and Wu-FTPD/Pro-FTPD
Establish servers for intranets and the Internet
Speed up user experience with the transparent Squid proxy server
Use a Samba server to set up file and printer sharing between Linux and Windows systems
Secure your server with netfilter, firewalls, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and more
The Web site features links to the following:
Source distributions of Apache, Perl, PHP, OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and MySQL database + development
ProFTPD source and/or RPM distribution
Open source version of Tripwire distribution
Squid proxy server
Other open source utilities and security tools
Part I: Getting Started.
Chapter 1: Why Red Hat Linux?
Chapter 2: Installation and Basic Configuration.
Chapter 3: The Red Hat Network.
Part II: Working as a Superuser.
Chapter 4: The Bootup and Shutdown Processes.
Chapter 5: Working with File Systems.
Part III: Managing Users, Processes, and Networks.
Chapter 6: User Administration.
Chapter 7: Process Administration.
Chapter 8: Network Administration.
Part IV: Setting Up Intranet/Internet Services.
Chapter 9: DNS Server.
Chapter 10: Setting Up E-mail Service.
Chapter 11: Setting Up Web Service.
Chapter 12: FTP Server.
Chapter 13: Squid Proxy Server.
Chapter 14: Samba Server.
Chapter 15: Setting Up MySQL Database Server.
Chapter 16: NFS Server.
Part V: Securing the Server.
Chapter 17: Implementing Kernel-level Security.
Chapter 18: Deploying a Firewall.
Chapter 19: Restricting User Access.
Chapter 20: Protecting Files.
Part VI: Running X Windows.
Chapter 21: Setting Up X Windows.
Chapter 22: Using the X Desktop.
Part VII: Troubleshooting the Server.
Chapter 23: Dealing with Common File System Issues.
Chapter 24: Troubleshooting Your Network.
Part VIII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: What's on the Web Site.
Appendix B: Everyday Commands.
Appendix C: Linux Resources.
MOHAMMED J. KABIR is the founder of EVOKNOW, a software development company, and an expert in multiserver Web networks. He is the author of many books, including Red Hat Security and Optimization, Apache 2 Server Bible, Red Hat Linux Administrator's Handbook, and Red Hat Survival Guide, as well as two previous editions of Red Hat Linux Server.