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Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition / Edition 5

by Wale Soyinka, Steve ShahWale Soyinka


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Administer Any Linux Distribution with Ease

Fully updated for the most current Linux distributions, Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition, shows you how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux on a single server or an entire network. Get full details on granting user rights and permissions, configuring software and hardware, providing Internet and intranet services, and customizing Linux kernel 2.6. You'll also learn how to get your network services IPv6 ready, implement sound security, create foolproof system backups, and use the latest virtualization technologies. Real-world, hands-on examples are included throughout.

  • Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including Fedora 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSE, and Ubuntu
  • Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications
  • Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell)
  • Understand and manage file systems in Linux
  • Compile, tune, and customize Linux kernel 2.6
  • Build robust firewalls and routers using netfilter and Linux
  • Manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Build and deploy Web, e-mail, and FTP servers
  • Use NIS, NFS, LDAP, and Samba for resource sharing and identity management
  • Set up and administer print, DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers
  • Implement Linux virtualization technologies, including the native KVM platform

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071545884
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/23/2008
Series: Beginner's Guide Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 662
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 7.32(h) x 1.43(d)

About the Author

Wale Soyinka is a systems/network engineering consultant. He has written an extensive library of Linux administration training materials and is the coauthor of the previous edition of this book.

Table of Contents

Part I: Installing Linux as a Server
Chapter 1: Technical Summary of Linux Distributions
Chapter 2: Installing Linux in a Server Configuration
Chapter 3: Managing Software
Part II: Single-Host Administration
Chapter 4: Managing Users
Chapter 5: The Command Line
Chapter 6: Booting and Shutting Down
Chapter 7: File Systems
Chapter 8: Core System Services
Chapter 9: Compiling the Linux Kernel
Chapter 10: Knobs and Dials: proc and SysFS File Systems
Part III: Security and Networking
Chapter 11: TCP/IP for System Administrators
Chapter 12: Network Configuration
Chapter 13: The Linux Firewall
Chapter 14: Local Security
Chapter 15: Network Security
Part IV: Internet Services
Chapter 16: DNS
Chapter 17: FTP
Chapter 18: Apache Web Server
Chapter 19: SMTP
Chapter 20: POP and IMAP
Chapter 21: The Secure Shell (SSH)
Part V: Intranet Services
Chapter 22. Network File System (NFS)
Chapter 23. Network Information Service (NIS)
Chapter 24. Samba
Chapter 25. LDAP
Chapter 26. Printing
Chapter 27. DHCP
Chapter 28. Virtualization
Chapter 29. Backups

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