Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide, Sixth Edition

Paperback | March 13, 2012

byWale Soyinka

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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

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Essential Linux Management Skills Made EasyEffectively 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...

Wale Soyinka wears many hats, all fitting to varying degrees. He is a father, an author, a producer, a system administrator, an open source evangelist, a network administrator, a hacker, an entrepreneur, and a chef. Wale has written an extensive library of Linux administration training materials, including previous editions of Linux Ad...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:11.1 × 8.5 × 1.5 inPublished:March 13, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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
Index