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Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide, Sixth Edition

© 2012
by Wale Soyinka

6th Edition Active, In-Print 736 Pages Paperback / softback
9780071767583 0071767584

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Essential Linux Management Skills Made Easy

Effectively deploy and maintain Linux and other Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on your servers or entire network using this practical resource. Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition provides up-to-date details on the latest Linux distributions, including Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Learn how to install and customize Linux, work from the GUI or command line, configure Internet and intranet services, interoperate with Windows systems, and create reliable backups. Performance tuning, security, and virtualization are also covered and real-world examples help you put the techniques presented into practice.

  • Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu
  • Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell)
Manage users, permissions, folders, and native FOSS applications Compile, tune, upgrade, and customize the latest Linux kernel 3.x series Work with proc, SysFS, and cgroup file systems Understand and manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6 Build robust firewalls, and routers using Netfilter and Linux Create and maintain print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers Use LDAP or NIS for identity management Set up and administer DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers Use GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba for sharing and distributing file system resources Explore and implement Linux virtualization technologies using KVM

Part I: Introduction, Installation, and Software Management

1. Technical Summary of Linux Distributions

2. Installing Linux in a Server Configuration

3. Managing Software

Part II: Single-Host Administration

4. Managing Users and Groups

5. The Command Line

6. Booting and Shutting Down

7. File Systems

8. Core System Services

9. The Linux Kernel

10. Knobs and Dials: Virtual File Systems

Part III: Networking and Security

11. TCP/IP for System Administrators

12. Network Configuration

13. Linux Firewall (Netfilter)

14. Local Security

15. Network Security

Part IV: Internet Services

16. DNS

17. FTP

18. Apache Web Server

19. SMTP

20. POP and IMAP

21. The Secure Shell (SSH)

Part V: Intranet Services

22. Network File System (NFS)

23. Samba

24. Distributed File Systems

25. Network Information Service

26. LDAP

27. Printing

28. DHCP

29. Virtualization

30. Backups

Part VI: Appendixes

A. Creating a Linux Installer on Flash/USB Devices

B. openSUSE Installation


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