Linux Administration Handbook / Edition 2
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Linux Administration Handbook / Edition 2

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by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0131480049

ISBN-13: 9780131480049

Pub. Date: 11/13/2006

Publisher: Prentice Hall

“As this book shows, Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their proprietary counterparts. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of thousands of Linux developers, Linux is more ready than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world. The authors of this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most

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“As this book shows, Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their proprietary counterparts. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of thousands of Linux developers, Linux is more ready than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world. The authors of this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most capable hands.”
—Linus Torvalds
“The most successful sysadmin book of all time—because it works!”
—Rik Farrow, editor of ;login:
“This book clearly explains current technology with the perspective of decades of experience in large-scale system administration. Unique and highly recommended.”
—Jonathan Corbet, cofounder, LWN.net
“Nemeth et al. is the overall winner for Linux administration: it’s intelligent, full of insights, and looks at the implementation of concepts.”
—Peter Salus, editorial director, Matrix.net

Since 2001, Linux Administration Handbook has been the definitive resource for every Linux® system administrator who must efficiently solve technical problems and maximize the reliability and performance of a production environment. Now, the authors have systematically updated this classic guide to address today’s most important Linux distributions and most powerful new administrative tools.

The authors spell out detailed best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, web hosting, software configuration management, performance analysis, Windows interoperability, and much more. Sysadmins will especially appreciate the thorough and up-to-date discussions of such difficult topics such as DNS, LDAP, security, and the management of IT service organizations.

Linux® Administration Handbook, Second Edition, reflects the current versions of these leading distributions:

  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
  • FedoraTM Core
  • SUSE® Linux Enterprise
  • Debian® GNU/Linux
  • Ubuntu® Linux

Sharing their war stories and hard-won insights, the authors capture the behavior of Linux systems in the real world, not just in ideal environments. They explain complex tasks in detail and illustrate these tasks with examples drawn from their extensive hands-on experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131480049
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/13/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
1001
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.32(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Where to Start

2. Booting and Shutting Down

3. Rootly Powers

4. Controlling Processes

5. The Filesystem

6. Adding New Users

7. Serial Devices

8. Adding A Disk

9. Periodic Processes

10. Backups

11. Syslog and Log Files

12. Drivers and the Kernel

13. TCP/IP Networking

14. Routing

15. Network Hardware

16. The Domain Name System

17. The Network File System

18. Sharing System Files

19. Electronic Mail

20. Network Management and Debugging

21. Security

22. Web Hosting and Internet Servers

23. Printing

24. Maintenance and Environment

25. Performance Analysis

26. Cooperating with Windows

27. Policy and Politics

28. Daemons

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Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Linux system admin myself there are a lot of commands that you know of but you can never remember all of them. I forget commands often and this book is also great as a memory refresher. It goes into the general aspects of daily tasks that any sys admin is expected to perform. Great tool for any linux user. Yes I know the color of the book is pink and the drawing is tacky 'looks like a 3rd grader drew it'. But don't judge this book by its cover, It includes a wide range of scenarios and how to perform them optimally. Also great as a student textbook since it has exercises at the end of each chapter. Its an invaluable tool in any system admin's toolbox.
Guest More than 1 year ago
[A review of the 2nd EDITION, published in 2006.] Ok, the back cover has an endorsement, 'The most successful sysadmin book of all time'. This is hyperventilating that you might not want to take literally. But having said that, the text is a very comprehensive distillation of what a linux sysadmin could be expected to perform. Crucial tasks like backup, adding users and disks, and understanding the makeup of the linux filesystem are explained in detail. Not quite to the depth that you can modify the actual source code of a linux implementation but that is far more specialised knowledge for other texts. Another interesting aspect is the analysis of various network protocols. It dumps on FDDI, ATM, Frame Relay and [to a lesser extent] ISDN. The authors have quite strong opinions on the failings of those protocols. Quite a contrast to networking books that might give these protocols much technical explanations, but not divulge the drawbacks that emerged when the protocols were deployed. Unlike many sysadmin books, this one also has exercises in each chapter, that expand on the chapter's themes.
bcc69 More than 1 year ago
As a reader of the original Unix admin book by the same authors, I can truly affirm that they have continued to author a highly detailed sysadmin guide that will come in handy to admins of all levels (with comedic asides to boot...forgive the pun :-)). Admins will most likely look for this book before any others to answer questions or look for examples to get through many situations.
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