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More than 50 percent new and revised content for today's Linux environment gets you up and running in no time!

Linux continues to be an excellent, low-cost alternative to expensive operating systems. Whether you're new to Linux or need a reliable update and reference, this is an excellent resource. Veteran bestselling author Christopher Negus provides a complete tutorial packed with major updates, revisions, and hands-on exercises so that you can confidently start using Linux today.

  • Offers a complete restructure, complete with exercises, to make the book a better learning tool
  • Places a strong focus on the Linux command line tools and can be used with all distributions and versions of Linux
  • Features in-depth coverage of the tools that a power user and a Linux administrator need to get started

This practical learning tool is ideal for anyone eager to set up a new Linux desktop system at home or curious to learn how to manage Linux server systems at work.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118999875
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/4/2015
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 936

Meet the Author

Chris Negus is an instructor for Red Hat, Inc. and the author of dozens of Linux and UNIX books, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), CentOS Bible, Fedora Bible, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. Christine Bresnahan has over 25 years' experience as a system administrator. She is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching Linux system administration, Linux security, and Windows security classes. She co-authored the Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 2nd Edition.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxxiii

Part I: Getting Started 1

Chapter 1: Starting with Linux 3

Understanding What Linux Is 4

Understanding How Linux Differs from Other Operating Systems 5

Exploring Linux History 6

Free-fl owing UNIX culture at Bell Labs 7

Commercialized UNIX 9

Berkeley Software Distribution arrives 9

UNIX Laboratory and commercialization 9

GNU transitions UNIX to freedom 11

BSD loses some steam 12

Linus builds the missing piece 13

OSI open source definition 14

Understanding How Linux Distributions Emerged 15

Choosing a Red Hat distribution 16

Using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 17

Using Fedora 18

Choosing Ubuntu or another Debian distribution 18

Finding Professional Opportunities with Linux Today 19

Understanding how companies make money with Linux 20

Becoming Red Hat Certified 21

RHCSA topics 22

RHCE topics 23

Summary 24

Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Linux Desktop 27

Understanding Linux Desktop Technology 28

Starting with the Fedora GNOME Desktop Live CD 30

Using the GNOME 3 Desktop 31

After the computer boots up 31

Navigating with the mouse 32

Navigating with the keyboard 36

Setting up the GNOME 3 desktop 38

Extending the GNOME 3 desktop 39

Using GNOME shell extensions 39

Using the GNOME Tweak Tool 40

Starting with desktop applications 42

Managing fi les and folders with Nautilus 42

Installing and managing additional software 44

Playing music with Rhythmbox 45

Stopping the GNOME 3 desktop 46

Using the GNOME 2 Desktop 46

Using the Metacity window manager 48

Changing GNOME appearance 49

Using the GNOME panels 50

Using the Applications and System menus 51

Adding an applet 51

Adding another panel 52

Adding an application launcher 52

Adding a drawer 53

Changing panel properties 53

3D effects with AIGLX 54

Summary 57

Exercises 57

Part II: Becoming a Linux Power User 59

Chapter 3: Using the Shell 61

About Shells and Terminal Windows 62

Using the shell prompt 63

Using a terminal window 64

Using virtual consoles 65

Choosing Your Shell 65

Running Commands 66

Understanding command syntax 67

Locating commands 70

Recalling Commands Using Command History 72

Command-line editing 73

Command-line completion 75

Command-line recall 76

Connecting and Expanding Commands 78

Piping between commands 78

Sequential commands 79

Background commands 79

Expanding commands 80

Expanding arithmetic expressions 80

Expanding variables 81

Using Shell Variables 81

Creating and using aliases 83

Exiting the shell 84

Creating Your Shell Environment 84

Confi guring your shell 84

Setting your prompt 85

Adding environment variables 87

Getting Information About Commands 88

Summary 90

Exercises 90

Chapter 4: Moving Around the Filesystem 93

Using Basic Filesystem Commands 96

Using Metacharacters and Operators 98

Using file-matching metacharacters 98

Using file-redirection metacharacters 99

Using brace expansion characters 101

Listing Files and Directories 101

Understanding File Permissions and Ownership 105

Changing permissions with chmod (numbers)107

Changing permissions with chmod (letters) 107

Setting default file permission with umask 108

Changing file ownership 109

Moving, Copying, and Removing Files 110

Summary 111

Exercises 112

Chapter 5: Working with Text Files 113

Editing Files with vim and vi 113

Starting with vi 115

Adding text 115

Moving around in the text 116

Deleting, copying, and changing text 117

Pasting (putting) text 118

Repeating commands 118

Exiting vi 118

Skipping around in the file 119

Searching for text 120

Using ex mode 120

Learning more about vi and vim 120

Finding Files 121

Using locate to find files by name 121

Searching for files with find 122

Finding files by name 123

Finding files by size 124

Finding files by user 124

Finding files by permission 125

Finding files by date and time 126

Using not and or when finding files 126

Finding files and executing commands 127

Searching in files with grep 128

Summary 129

Exercises 130

Chapter 6: Managing Running Processes 131

Understanding Processes 131

Listing Processes 132

Listing processes with ps 132

Listing and changing processes with top 134

Listing processes with System Monitor 135

Managing Background and Foreground Processes 137

Starting background processes138

Using foreground and background commands 139

Killing and Renicing Processes 140

Killing processes with kill and killall 140

Using kill to signal processes by PID 141

Using killall to signal processes by name 141

Setting processor priority with nice and renice 142

Summary 143

Exercises 143

Chapter 7: Writing Simple Shell Scripts 145

Understanding Shell Scripts 145

Executing and debugging shell scripts 146

Understanding shell variables 147

Special shell positional parameters 148

Reading in parameters 149

Parameter expansion in bash 149

Performing arithmetic in shell scripts 150

Using programming constructs in shell scripts 151

The “if then” statements 151

The case command 154

The “for do” loop 155

The “while do” and “until do” loops 156

Trying some useful text manipulation programs 157

The general regular expression parser 157

Remove sections of lines of text (cut) 158

Translate or delete characters (tr) 158

The stream editor (sed) 158

Using simple shell scripts 159

Telephone list 159

Backup script 160

Summary 161

Exercises 161

Part III: Becoming a Linux System Administrator 163

Chapter 8: Learning System Administration 165

Understanding System Administration 165

Using Graphical Administration Tools 167

Using the root User Account 169

Becoming root from the shell (su command) 170

Allowing administrative access via the GUI 171

Gaining administrative access with sudo 172

Exploring Administrative Commands, Configuration Files, and Log Files 174

Administrative commands 174

Administrative configuration files 175

Administrative log files 179

Using Other Administrative Accounts 180

Checking and Configuring Hardware 181

Checking your hardware182

Managing removable hardware 184

Working with loadable modules 186

Listing loaded modules 187

Loading modules 187

Removing modules 188

Summary 188

Exercises 189

Chapter 9: Installing Linux 191

Choosing a Computer 192

Installing Fedora from a Live CD 193

Installing Red Hat Enterprise Linux from Installation Media 199

Installing Linux in the Enterprise 202

Exploring Common Installation Topics 204

Upgrading or installing from scratch 204

Dual booting 205

Installing Linux to run virtually 206

Using installation boot options 207

Boot options for disabling features 207

Boot options for video problems 208

Boot options for special installation types 208

Boot options for kickstarts and remote repositories 209

Miscellaneous boot options 210

Using specialized storage 210

Partitioning hard drives 211

Understanding different partition types 212

Partitioning during Fedora installation 212

Reasons for different partitioning schemes 216

Tips for creating partitions 216

Using the GRUB boot loader 218

Using GRUB Legacy (version 1) 218

Using GRUB 2 223

Summary 224

Exercises 225

Chapter 10: Getting and Managing Software 227

Managing Software with PackageKit 227

Enabling repositories and getting updates 228

Searching for packages 229

Installing and removing packages 230

Going beyond PackageKit 231

Understanding Linux RPM Software Packaging 231

Understanding RPM packaging 232

What is in an RPM? 233

Where do RPMs come from? 234

Installing RPMs 234

Managing RPM Packages with YUM 235

Understanding how yum works 235

1 Checking /etc/yumconf 236

2 Checking /etc/sysconfig/rhn/up2date (RHEL only) 237

3 Checking /etc/yumreposd/*repo files 237

4 Downloading RPM packages and metadata from a YUM repository 238

5 RPM packages installed to Linux file system 238

6 Store YUM repository metadata to local RPM database 238

Using YUM with third-party software repositories 239

Managing software with the YUM command 240

Searching for packages 240

Installing and removing packages 242

Updating packages 243

Updating groups of packages 244

Maintaining your RPM package database and cache 245

Downloading RPMs from a yum repository 246

Installing, Querying, and Verifying Software with the rpm Command 246

Installing and removing packages with rpm 247

Querying rpm information 247

Verifying RPM packages 249

Managing Software in the Enterprise 250

Summary 251

Exercises 252

Chapter 11: Managing User Accounts 253

Creating User Accounts 253

Adding users with useradd 256

Setting user defaults 259

Modifying users with usermod 260

Deleting users with userdel 261

Understanding Group Accounts 262

Using group accounts 262

Creating group accounts 263

Managing Users in the Enterprise 264

Setting permissions with Access Control Lists 265

Setting ACLs with setfacl 265

Setting default ACLs 267

Enabling ACLs 268

Adding directories for users to collaborate 270

Creating group collaboration directories (set GID bit) 270

Creating restricted deletion directories (sticky bit) 271

Centralizing User Accounts 272

Using the Authentication Configuration window 273

Summary 274

Exercises 275

Chapter 12: Managing Disks and Filesystems 277

Understanding Disk Storage 277

Partitioning Hard Disks 279

Viewing disk partitions 280

Creating a single-partition disk 281

Creating a multiple-partition disk 284

Using Logical Volume Management Partitions 288

Checking an existing LVM 288

Creating LVM logical volumes 291

Growing LVM logical volumes 293

Mounting Filesystems 293

Supported filesystems 294

Enabling swap areas 296

Disabling swap area 297

Using the fstab file to define mountable file systems 297

Using the mount command to mount file systems 300

Mounting a disk image in loopback 301

Using the umount command 301

Using the mkfs Command to Create a Filesystem 302

Summary 303

Exercises 303

Part IV: Becoming a Linux Server Administrator 305

Chapter 13: Understanding Server Administration 307

Starting with Server Administration 308

Step 1: Install the server 308

Step 2: Configure the server 310

Using configuration files 310

Checking the default configuration 310

Step 3: Start the server 311

Step 4: Secure the server 312

Password protection 313

Firewalls 313

TCP Wrappers313

SELinux 313

Security settings in configuration files 314

Step 5: Monitor the server 314

Confi gure logging 314

Run system activity reports 314

Keep system software up to date 314

Check the fi lesystem for signs of crackers 315

Managing Remote Access with the Secure Shell Service 315

Starting the openssh-server service 316

Using SSH client tools 317

Using ssh for remote login 318

Using ssh for remote execution 319

Copying files between systems with scp and rsync 320

Interactive copying with sftp 323

Using key-based (passwordless) authentication 323

Confi guring System Logging 325

Enabling system logging with rsyslog 325

Understanding the rsyslogconf file 326

Understanding the messages log file 327

Setting up and using a loghost with rsyslogd 328

Watching logs with logwatch 329

Checking System Resources with sar 330

Checking System Space 332

Displaying system space with df 332

Checking disk usage with du 333

Finding disk consumption with find 333

Summary 334

Exercises 335

Chapter 14: Administering Networking 337

Configuring Networking for Desktops 338

Checking your network interfaces 340

Checking your network from NetworkManager 340

Checking your network from the command line 342

Configuring network interfaces 345

Configuring a network proxy connection 347

Configuring Networking for Servers 348

Using system-config-network 349

Choosing device configuration 350

Choosing DNS configuration 351

Understanding networking configuration files 351

Network interface files 352

Other networking files 353

Setting alias network interfaces 356

Setting up Ethernet channel bonding 357

Setting custom routes 358

Configuring Networking in the Enterprise 359

Configuring Linux as a router 359

Configuring Linux as a DHCP server 360

Configuring Linux as a DNS server 361

Configuring Linux as a proxy server 361

Configuring VLANs in Linux 362

Summary 363

Exercises 363

Chapter 15: Starting and Stopping Services 365

Understanding the Linux init Daemon 365

Understanding the classic init daemons 367

Understanding the Upstart init daemon 375

Learning Upstart init daemon basics 375

Learning Upstart’s backward compatibility to SysVinit 378

Understanding systemd init 382

Learning systemd basics 382

Learning systemd’s backward compatibility to SysVinit 388

Auditing Services 390

Auditing the classic SysVinit daemon 391

Auditing the Upstart init daemon 392

Auditing the systemd init393

Stopping and Starting Services 394

Stopping and starting the classic SysVinit daemon 395

Stopping and starting the Upstart init daemon 396

Stopping and starting the systemd daemon 397

Stopping a service with systemd 397

Starting a service with systemd 398

Restarting a service with systemd 398

Reloading a service with systemd 399

Configuring Persistent Services 400

Configuring the classic SysVinit daemon persistent services 400

Configuring Upstart init daemon persistent services 401

Configuring systemd init persistent services 402

Enabling a service with systemd 402

Disabling (removing) a service with systemd 402

Configuring a Default runlevel or target unit 404

Configuring the classic SysVinit daemon default runlevel 404

Configuring the Upstart init daemon default runlevel 404

Configuring the systemd init default target unit 405

Adding New or Customized Services 406

Adding new services to classic SysVinit daemon 406

Step 1: Create a new or customized service script file 406

Step 2: Move the service script 407

Step 3: Add the service to runlevels 407

Adding new services to the Upstart init daemon 408

Adding new services to systemd init 410

Step 1: Create a new or customized service configuration unit file 410

Step 2: Move the service configuration unit file 411

Step 3: Add the service to the Wants directory 412

Summary 413

Exercises 413

Chapter 16: Configuring a Print Server 415

Common UNIX Printing System 415

Setting Up Printers 417

Adding a printer automatically 417

Using web-based CUPS administration 418

Using the Printer Configuration window 420

Configuring local printers with the Printer Configuration window 421

Configuring remote printers 424

Adding a remote CUPS printer 425

Adding a remote UNIX (LDP/LPR) printer 425

Adding a Windows (SMB) printer 426

Working with CUPS Printing 427

Configuring the CUPS server (cupsdconf) 427

Starting the CUPS server 429

Configuring CUPS printer options manually 429

Using Printing Commands 431

Printing with lpr 431

Listing status with lpc 431

Removing print jobs with lprm 432

Configuring Print Servers 433

Configuring a shared CUPS printer 433

Configuring a shared Samba printer 435

Understanding smbconf for printing 435

Setting up SMB clients 436

Summary 437

Exercises 437

Chapter 17: Configuring a Web Server 439

Understanding the Apache Web Server 439

Getting and Installing Your Web Server 440

Understanding the httpd package 440

Installing Apache 443

Starting Apache 443

Securing Apache 444

Apache fi le permissions and ownership 445

Apache and iptables 445

Apache and SELinux 445

Understanding the Apache configuration files 446

Using directives 447

Understanding default settings 449

Adding a virtual host to Apache 451

Allowing users to publish their own web content 453

Securing your web traffic with SSL/TLS 455

Understanding how SSL is configured 456

Generating an SSL key and self-signed certificate 458

Generating a certificate signing request 459

Troubleshooting Your Web Server 460

Checking for configuration errors 460

Accessing forbidden and server internal errors 463

Summary 464

Exercises 464

Chapter 18: Configuring an FTP Server 467

Understanding FTP 467

Installing the vsftpd FTP Server 469

Starting the vsftpd Service 470

Securing Your FTP Server 472

Opening up your fi rewall for FTP 473

Allowing FTP access in TCP wrappers 474

Configuring SELinux for your FTP server 475

Relating Linux file permissions to vsftpd 476

Configuring Your FTP Server 477

Setting up user access 477

Allowing uploading 478

Setting up vsftpd for the Internet 479

Using FTP Clients to Connect to Your Server 481

Accessing an FTP server from Firefox 481

Accessing an FTP server with the lftp command 482

Using the gFTP client 484

Summary 485

Exercises 485

Chapter 19: Configuring a Windows File Sharing (Samba) Server 487

Understanding Samba 487

Installing Samba 488

Starting and Stopping Samba 490

Starting the Samba (smb) service 490

Starting the NetBIOS (nmbd) name server 492

Stopping the Samba (smb) and NetBIOS (nmb) services 493

Securing Samba 494

Configuring firewalls for Samba 495

Configuring SELinux for Samba 496

Setting SELinux Booleans for Samba 496

Setting SELinux file contexts for Samba 497

Configuring Samba host/user permissions 498

Configuring Samba 498

Using system-config-samba 498

Choosing Samba server settings 499

Configuring Samba user accounts 500

Creating a Samba shared folder 501

Checking the Samba share 502

Configuring Samba in the smbconf file 503

Configuring the [global] section 504

Configuring the [homes] section505

Configuring the [printers] section 506

Creating custom shared directories 507

Accessing Samba Shares 509

Accessing Samba shares in Linux 509

Accessing Samba shares in Windows 512

Using Samba in the Enterprise 512

Summary 513

Exercises 513

Chapter 20: Configuring an NFS File Server 515

Installing an NFS Server 517

Starting the NFS service 518

Sharing NFS Filesystems 519

Configuring the /etc/exports file 520

Hostnames in /etc/exports 521

Access options in /etc/exports 522

User mapping options in /etc/exports 522

Exporting the shared filesystems 523

Securing Your NFS Server 523

Opening up your fi rewall for NFS 524

Allowing NFS access in TCP wrappers 525

Confi guring SELinux for your NFS server 526

Using NFS Filesystems 527

Viewing NFS shares 527

Manually mounting an NFS filesystem 527

Mounting an NFS filesystem at boot time 528

Mounting noauto filesystems 529

Using mount options 530

Using autofs to mount NFS filesystems on demand 532

Automounting to the /net directory 532

Automounting home directories 533

Unmounting NFS fi esystems 535

Summary 536

Exercises 536

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting Linux 539

Boot-Up Troubleshooting 539

Starting from the BIOS 540

Troubleshooting BIOS setup 541

Troubleshooting boot order 542

Troubleshooting the GRUB boot loader 542

Starting the kernel 545

Troubleshooting the init process 546

Troubleshooting rcsysinit 546

Troubleshooting runlevel processes 547

Troubleshooting Software Packages 551

Fixing RPM databases and cache 555

Troubleshooting Networking 556

Troubleshooting outgoing connections 556

View network interfaces 557

Check physical connections557

Check routes 557

Check hostname resolution 558

Troubleshooting incoming connections 560

Check if the client can reach your system at all 560

Check if the service is available to the client 560

Check the firewall on the server 561

Check the service on the server 562

Troubleshooting Memory 563

Uncovering memory issues 563

Checking for memory problems 566

Dealing with memory problems 567

Troubleshooting in Rescue Mode 568

Summary 569

Exercises 570

Part V: Learning Linux Security Techniques 571

Chapter 22: Understanding Basic Linux Security 573

Introducing the Security Process Lifecycle 573

Examining the Planning Phase 575

Choosing an access control model 575

Discretionary Access Control 575

Mandatory Access Control 576

Role Based Access Control 576

Using security checklists 577

Access Control Matrix 577

Industry security checklists 578

Entering the Implementation Phase 578

Implementing physical security 578

Implementing disaster recovery 579

Securing user accounts 580

One user per user account 580

No logins to the root account 581

Setting expiration dates on temporary accounts 582

Removing unused user accounts 583

Securing passwords 585

Choosing good passwords 585

Setting and changing passwords 586

Enforcing best password practices 587

Understanding the password files and password hashes 590

Securing the filesystem 591

Managing dangerous filesystem permissions 591

Securing the password files 592

Locking down the filesystem 594

Managing software and services 595

Removing unused software and services 595

Updating software packages 596

Advanced implementation 596

Working in the Monitoring Phase 596

Monitoring log files 596

Monitoring user accounts 600

Detecting counterfeit new accounts and privileges 600

Detecting bad account passwords 602

Monitoring the filesystem 603

Verifying software packages 604

Scanning the filesystem 605

Detecting viruses and rootkits 606

Detecting an intrusion 608

Working in the Audit/Review Phase 611

Conducting compliance reviews 611

Conducting security reviews 612

Summary 612

Exercises 613

Chapter 23: Understanding Advanced Linux Security 615

Implementing Linux Security with Cryptography 615

Understanding hashing 616

Understanding encryption/decryption 618

Understanding cryptographic ciphers 618

Understanding cryptographic cipher keys 619

Understanding digital signatures 625

Implementing Linux cryptography 627

Ensuring file integrity 627

Encrypting a Linux filesystem 628

Encrypting a Linux directory 630

Encrypting a Linux file 633

Encrypting Linux miscellaneous 634

Implementing Linux Security with PAM 635

Understanding the PAM authentication process 636

Understanding PAM contexts 638

Understanding PAM control flags 638

Understanding PAM modules 639

Understanding PAM system event configuration files 640

Administering PAM on your Linux system 641

Managing PAM-aware application configuration files 641

Managing PAM system event confi guration files 642

Implementing resources limits with PAM 644

Implementing time restrictions with PAM 646

Encouraging sudo use with PAM 652

Locking accounts with PAM 653

Obtaining more information on PAM 655

Summary 656

Exercises 656

Chapter 24: Enhancing Linux Security with SELinux 659

Understanding SELinux Benefits 659

Understanding How SELinux Works 661

Understanding Type Enforcement 661

Understanding Multi-Level Security 662

Implementing SELinux security models 663

Understanding SELinux Operational Modes 663

Understanding SELinux security contexts 664

Understanding SELinux Policy types 667

Understanding SELinux Policy rule packages 668

Configuring SELinux 669

Setting the SELinux Operational Mode 670

Setting the SELinux Policy type 672

Managing SELinux security contexts 673

Managing the user security context 674

Managing the file security context 675

Managing the process security context 676

Managing SELinux policy rule packages 676

Managing SELinux via Booleans 678

Monitoring and Troubleshooting SELinux 679

Understanding SELinux logging 679

Reviewing SELinux messages in the audit log 680

Reviewing SELinux messages in the messages log 680

Troubleshooting SELinux logging 682

Troubleshooting common SELinux problems 682

Using a non-standard directory for a service 683

Using a non-standard port for a service 683

Moving files and losing security context labels 684

Booleans set incorrectly 684

Putting It All Together 684

Obtaining More Information on SELinux 685

Summary 686

Exercises 686

Chapter 25: Securing Linux on a Network 689

Auditing Network Services 690

Evaluating access to network services 692

Using nmap to create a network services list 692

Using nmap to audit your network services advertisements 695

Controlling access to network services 699

Working with Firewalls 702

Understanding firewalls 702

Implementing firewalls 703

Understanding the iptables utility 703

Using the iptables utility 707

Summary 715

Exercises 716

Part VI: Appendixes 717

Appendix A: Media 719

Getting Fedora 720

Getting Red Hat Enterprise Linux 721

Getting Ubuntu 722

Creating Linux CDs and DVDs 724

Burning CDs/DVDs in Windows 724

Burning CDs/DVDs on a Mac OS X system 724

Burning CDs/DVDs in Linux 725

Burning CDs from a Linux desktop 725

Burning CDs from a Linux command line 726

Booting Linux from a USB Drive 727

Appendix B: Exercise Answers 729

Chapter 2: Creating the Perfect Linux Desktop 729

Chapter 3: Using the Shell 732

Chapter 4: Moving Around the Filesystem 734

Chapter 5: Working with Text Files 735

Chapter 6: Managing Running Processes 737

Chapter 7: Writing Simple Shell Scripts 738

Chapter 8: Learning System Administration 740

Chapter 9: Installing Linux 743

Chapter 10: Getting and Managing Software 745

Chapter 11: Managing User Accounts 746

Chapter 12: Managing Disks and Filesystems 750

Chapter 13: Understanding Server Administration 752

Chapter 14: Administering Networking 755

Chapter 15: Starting and Stopping Services 758

Chapter 16: Configuring a Print Server 761

Chapter 17: Configuring a Web Server 763

Chapter 18: Configuring an FTP Server 766

Chapter 19: Configuring a Windows File Sharing (Samba) Server 769

Chapter 20: Configuring an NFS File Server 772

Chapter 21: Troubleshooting Linux 774

Chapter 22: Understanding Basic Linux Security 776

Chapter 23: Understanding Advanced Linux Security 777

Chapter 24: Enhancing Linux Security with SELinux 779

Chapter 25: Securing Linux on a Network 781

Index 783

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