Linux Bible

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Overview

Sorting out the Linux hype from real world needs can be a daunting task. The Linux Bible gives you what you need to determine the right Linux product path in the popular and comprehensive Bible style.

LINUX is a sleek, fast, easy-to-use operating system similar to UNIX but without the fuss, bother, and complexity. The Linux Bible covers everything from getting started to using Linux, using shells and job control, to using the editors, filters, and advanced commands. This comprehensive book also includes system administrator coverage of installation of Linux, the applications, managing devices, file systems, backup and restoration of files and configuring DNS, NFS, and NIS and more.

Plus, you get include 2 CDs chock full of helpful applications and tools that support the most popular Linux operating systems. The CDs also include lots of published "how to" Linux documents, the publishers edition of Red Hat Linux, and more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764546624
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/15/2001
  • Series: Bible Series , #400
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.97 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors Candace Leiden is the Chief Technologist at the Cardinal Software Group, a training and consulting corporation. Forced to learn about computers because she was afraid of slide rules, Candace has worked as a software developer, a system and network administrator, and a database administrator and architect. She currently specializes in performance management and tuning for large production databases on a variety of Linux, UNIX, and Windows 2000 systems. Candace is also the author of TCP/IP For Dummies, published by Hungry Minds, Inc., and of more than 20 technical courseware manuals for large international corporations, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department of Defense on Linux, UNIX, and Oracle. She also speaks at technical conferences worldwide. Terry Collings has been working in the computer field since 1981 and has experience in MS-DOS, Windows, Netware, and UNIX, as well as the hardware on which these systems run. He is an Instructional Technologist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He also teaches a wide range of computer and technology related courses in the evenings at Allentown Business School.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART I: Getting Started with Linux.

Chapter 1: What Is Linux?

Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Install Linux.

Chapter 3: Installing Linux.

Chapter 4: Inside Linux.

PART II: Getting Started with Linux System Administration.

Chapter 5: Linux System Management Responsibilities.

Chapter 6: Managing Startup and Shutdown.

Chapter 7: Installing Software Packages.

Chapter 8: Managing Devices.

Chapter 9: Managing Disk Devices.

Chapter 10: Managing Filesystems and Swap Space.

Chapter 11: Backing Up and Restoring Filesystems.

Chapter 12: Configuring and Managing User Accounts.

Chapter 13: Managing Printers and Printing.

PART III: Using Linux.

Chapter 14: Logging in and Starting to Use Linux.

Chapter 15: Working with Files and Directories.

Chapter 16: Using an Editor.

Chapter 17: Getting to Know bash.

Chapter 18: Shell Scripts.

Chapter 19: Discovering Filters.

PART IV: Configuring and Managing TCP/IP Networking.

Chapter 20: Configuring the Network.

Chapter 21: Configuring the Domain Name System (DNS).

Chapter 22: Configuring the Network File System (NFS).

Chapter 23: Configuring Network Information Services (NIS).

Chapter 24: Configuring E-mail and Other Communication Services.

Chapter 25: Configuring an FTP Server.

Chapter 26: Configuring a Web Server.

PART V: Advanced System Administration and Network Administration.

Chapter 27: Automating Tasks.

Chapter 28: Rebuilding the Kernel.

Chapter 29: Securing a Linux System.

Chapter 30: Shell Scripting for System Administrators.

Chapter 31: Introduction to Perl Programming for System Administrators.

Chapter 32: Monitoring and Optimizing Linux Performance.

Chapter 33: Monitoring and Optimizing Network Performance.

Chapter 34: Integrating Linux into Heterogeneous Networks.

PART VI: Appendixes.

Appendix A: About the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: The Linux Directory Structure.

Appendix C: Internet Resources for Linux.

Appendix D: Advanced Commands Glossary.

Glossary.

Index.

GNU General Public License.

End-User License Agreement.

CD-ROM Installation Instructions.

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