Fedora 7 & Red Hat Enterprise Linux: The Complete Reference

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The Definitive Linux Resource--Fully Updated and Expanded



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Overview

The Definitive Linux Resource--Fully Updated and Expanded



Get full details on the powerful features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora 7 from this fully revised, one-stop guide. Linux expert Richard Petersen covers all the bases, from configuring your desktop, customizing your system, and accessing software repositories to handling files and directories, managing devices and servers, and sharing system resources.



Inside, you'll get in-depth coverage of Fedora 7's device and network autoconfiguration, IPv6 and .NET support, SE Linux, software repository installs, custom distribution spins, and system administration tools. You'll learn how to deploy sound security measures, configure automatic device detection, set up logical volumes for file management, and create your own Fedora distribution using your favorite software. 



• Install, use, secure, and manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the new Fedora 7

  • • Configure services using Fedora administration tools for network access, software updates, and file management (LVM and GFS2)

  • • Manage users, services, file systems, hotplug devices, and printers

  • • Deploy powerful desktop, office, database, graphics, multimedia, e-mail, Web, and FTP applications

  • • Optimize security with IPsec, SE Linux, Kerberos, and Netfilter 

  • • Maintain FTP, Web, mail, DNS, proxy, print, news, and database servers

  • • Administer system resources using GRUB, Yum, HAL, MONO, and udev

  • • Select, download, and install a Fedora distribution spin

  • • Auto-configure IPv6, DHCPv6, and DHCP networks

  • • Access remote files and printers with NFS, GFS2, and SAMBA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071486422
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 6/8/2007
  • Series: Complete Reference Series
  • Edition description: Book & DVD
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1008
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Petersen, M.L.I.S., teaches UNIX and C/C++courses at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the bestselling author of previous versions of this book.



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Table of Contents

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1: Introduction to Red Hat and Fedora Linux

Chapter 2: Installing Fedora

Chapter 3: Interface Basics: Login, Desktop, Help Repositories, Multimedia, and Spins

Chapter 4: System Configuration: Pirut and Pup

Chapter 5: Network Configuration
Part II: Environments

Chapter 6: GNOME

Chapter 7: The K Desktop Environment: KDE

Chapter 8: The Shell

Chapter 9: Shell Configuration

Chapter 10: Managing Linux Files and Directories
Part III: Applications

Chapter 11: Office and Database Applications

Chapter 12: Graphics Tools and Multimedia

Chapter 13: Mail and News Clients

Chapter 14: Web, FTP, and Java Clients

Chapter 15: Network Tools
Part IV: Security

Chapter 16: Encryption, Integrity Checks, and Signatures: GNU Privacy Guard

Chapter 17: Security Enhanced Linux: SELinux

Chapter 18: Internet Protocol Security: IPsec

Chapter 19: Secure Shell and Kerberos

Chapter 20: Network Firewalls: Netfilter
Part V: Red Hat and Fedora Servers

Chapter 21: Managing Services

Chapter 22: FTP Servers

Chapter 23: Web Servers: Apache

Chapter 24: Proxy Server: Squid

Chapter 25: Mail Servers: SMTP, POP, and IMAP

Chapter 26: Print, News, and Database Servers: CUPS, INN, and MySQL
Part VI: System Administration

Chapter 27: Basic System Administration

Chapter 28: Managing Users

Chapter 29: Software Management

Chapter 30: File System Management

Chapter 31: RAID and LVM

Chapter 32: Devices and Modules: udev, HAL, and MAKEDEV

Chapter 33: Kernel Administration: Virtualization

Chapter 34: Backup Management: rsync, Amanda, and dump/restore
Part VII: Network Administration

Chapter 35: Administering TCP/IP Networks

Chapter 36: Domain Name System

Chapter 37: Network Autoconfiguration: IPv6, DHCPv6, and DHCP

Chapter 38: NFS, NIS, and GFS

Chapter 39: Samba
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