How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know by Brian WardHow Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know by Brian Ward

How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should Know

byBrian Ward

Paperback | May 11, 2004

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How Linux Works describes the inside of the Linux system for systems administrators, whether they maintain an extensive network in the office or one Linux box at home. Some books try to give you copy-and-paste instructions for how to deal with every single system issue that may arise, but How Linux Works actually shows you how the Linux system functions so that you can come up with your own solutions. After a guided tour of filesystems, the boot sequence, system management basics, and networking, author Brian Ward delves into open-ended topics such as development tools, custom kernels, and buying hardware, all from an administrator's point of view. With a mixture of background theory and real-world examples, this book shows both "how" to administer Linux, and "why" each particular technique works, so that you will know how to make Linux work for you.

Brian Ward has been working with Linux since 1993. He is the author of The Linux Kernel-HOWTO, The Book of VMware (No Starch Press), and The Linux Problem Solver (No Starch Press).
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Title:How Linux Works: What Every Superuser Should KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.94 inPublished:May 11, 2004Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593270356

ISBN - 13:9781593270353

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Table of Contents

  • PREFACE
  • Chapter 1: THE BASICS
  • Chapter 2: DEVICES, DISKS, FILESYSTEMS, AND THE KERNEL
  • Chapter 3: HOW LINUX BOOTS
  • Chapter 4: ESSENTIAL SYSTEM FILES, SERVERS, AND UTILITIES
  • Chapter 5: CONFIGURING YOUR NETWORK
  • Chapter 6: NETWORK SERVICES
  • Chapter 7: INTRODUCTION TO SHELL SCRIPTS
  • Chapter 8: DEVELOPMENT TOOLS
  • Chapter 9: COMPILING SOFTWARE FROM SOURCE CODE
  • Chapter 10: MAINTAINING THE KERNEL
  • Chapter 11: CONFIGURING AND MANIPULATING PERIPHERAL DEVICES
  • Chapter 12: PRINTING
  • Chapter 13: BACKUPS
  • Chapter 14: SHARING FILES WITH SAMBA
  • Chapter 15: NETWORK FILE TRANSFER
  • Chapter 16: USER ENVIRONMENTS
  • Chapter 17: BUYING HARDWARE FOR LINUX
  • Chapter 18: FURTHER DIRECTIONS
  • Command Classification
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY