Linux in a Windows World

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Linux's unparalleled functionality and adaptability have made it the main alternative to Unix and Microsoft Windows operating systems. And with good reason. System administrators realize that this robust alternative can greatly improve their operating system's reliability and save them money, too. Linux systems are even less vulnerable to attacks by computer viruses and worms. Not surprisingly, businesses, government agencies, schools, and a wealth of other institutions are all looking to Linux to replace the ...

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Overview

Linux's unparalleled functionality and adaptability have made it the main alternative to Unix and Microsoft Windows operating systems. And with good reason. System administrators realize that this robust alternative can greatly improve their operating system's reliability and save them money, too. Linux systems are even less vulnerable to attacks by computer viruses and worms. Not surprisingly, businesses, government agencies, schools, and a wealth of other institutions are all looking to Linux to replace the Windows desktop for these same benefits.Linux in a Windows World takes an in-depth look at exactly how Linux can be brought into an organization that's currently based on Microsoft Windows systems. Featuring a litany of insider tips and techniques, Linux in a Windows World dispenses all the practical advice you need to migrate to this revolutionary open source software.Author Roderick W. Smith, himself a renowned system administrator and Linux convert, understands that the skills required to install, deploy, and maintain Linux are not easy to find. That's why he has tapped the absolute best source of information available: the Linux server experts who have made it their life's work to build and manage the Linux system.The latest in O'Reilly's line of bestselling Linux titles, Linux in a Windows World is an invaluable companion for any system administrator interested in integrating Linux into their Windows environment.

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Maybe you're replacing expensive Windows servers with Linux-based file, mail, or authentication services. Maybe you're even running Linux desktops with OpenOffice.org. However you're using Linux, you're not alone: It's finding its way into more and more Windows networks. That leads to special administration challenges. This book offers specific solutions, from high-level deployment strategies all the way down to commands and config file edits.

It'll help you make the most of Samba -- even as a Windows domain controller or a backup server. It'll show you how to authenticate Linux desktops via your existing account databases or authenticate Windows clients using Linux-based OpenLDAP. It'll help you deal with remote login, set up Linux thin clients, and use Linux for network backup, DHCP, even time synchronization. If you're a system or network administrator in a mixed Windows/Linux environment, this is the book you've been wishing for. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596007584
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 7.24 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Roderick W. Smith is a well-known system administrator with a monthly Linux Magazine column and several highly respected books, including Advanced Linux Networking and Linux Power Tools.

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Table of Contents

Dedication

Preface

Linux’s Place in a Windows Network

Chapter 1: Linux’s Features

Chapter 2: Linux Deployment Strategies

Sharing Files and Printers

Chapter 3: Basic Samba Configuration

Chapter 4: File and Printer Shares

Chapter 5: Managing a NetBIOS Network with Samba

Chapter 6: Linux as an SMB/CIFS Client

Centralized Authentication Tools

Chapter 7: Using NT Domains for Linux Authentication

Chapter 8: Using LDAP

Chapter 9: Kerberos Configuration and Use

Remote Login Tools

Chapter 10: Remote Text-Mode Administration and Use

Chapter 11: Running GUI Programs Remotely

Chapter 12: Linux Thin Client Configurations

Additional Server Programs

Chapter 13: Configuring Mail Servers

Chapter 14: Network Backups

Chapter 15: Managing a Network with Linux

Appendixes

Configuring PAM

Linux on the Desktop

Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2005

    dip your toe into linux?

    Smith is doing outreach to someone like a sysadmin of a Microsoft Windows network, As older Microsoft operating systems become no longer supported, you face upgrade choices. The gist of this book is in trying to persuade you that linux may be a cheaper and yet viable choice, for some tasks. Actually, he thinks most tasks. But he's providing you with choices that can be performed incrementally, as a safer, conservative route. Good. He's not doing a hard sell. Suppose though that through the efforts of this book and others, linux gains (more) market share from Microsoft. The security issues for linux may increase. Smith points out that 'linux isn't vulnerable to the worms and viruses that plague the Internet today'. Forward looking, you have to anticipate that this will not remain true. If you are indeed this hypothetical Microsoft Windows sysadmin, be reassured that you don't have to digest the entire book. Consider focusing on one task that you might want to migrate. Then read that section of the book carefully to see if it makes sense to implement.

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