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The Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition dispenses all the practical advice you need to join a network. Along with some hardware considerations, this highly acclaimed guide takes an in-depth look at all of the essential networking software that comes with the operating system—including basic infrastructure (TCP/IP, wireless networking, firewalling) and the most popular services on Linux systems.But as the follow-up to a classic, the third edition of the Linux Network Administrator's Guide does more ...

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Overview

The Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition dispenses all the practical advice you need to join a network. Along with some hardware considerations, this highly acclaimed guide takes an in-depth look at all of the essential networking software that comes with the operating system—including basic infrastructure (TCP/IP, wireless networking, firewalling) and the most popular services on Linux systems.But as the follow-up to a classic, the third edition of the Linux Network Administrator's Guide does more than just spruce up the basics. It also provides the very latest information on the following cutting-edge services:

  • Wireless hubs
  • OpenLDAP
  • FreeS/WAN
  • IMAP
  • Spam filtering
  • OpenSSH
  • BIND
  • IPv6
Featuring a litany of insider tips and techniques, the Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition is an invaluable companion for any network administrator interested in integrating Linux into their Windows environmentAuthored by Terry Dawson, Tony Bautts, and Gregor N. Purdy, the Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition emerged from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP). The LDP's goal is to centralize all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation topics such as installing, using, and running Linux.
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If you distilled the essence of Linux network administration into one readable, usable, not-too-gigantic book, this would be the result: Linux Network Administration Guide, Third Edition.

This book's roots trace back to some of the earliest, most widely-used Linux networking documentation. But it's been massively revised in this edition, with new or thoroughly updated coverage of wireless networking, OpenLDAP, security (from OpenSSH to Spam filtering), IPv6, and plenty more.

It's surprising how much the authors can teach in just 300-plus pages: how to configure TCP/IP networking, name services, PPP, firewalls, IP accounting, NAT, sendmail, Apache, IMAP, Samba, BIND, and many other key technologies and services. No single book can cover the entire discipline of network administration. But when you've got a question, problem, or challenge, this example-rich guide is the place to turn. Bill Camarda, from the November 2006 Read Only

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596005481
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/10/2005
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 364
  • Sales rank: 792,835
  • Product dimensions: 7.06 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Tony Bautts is an independent security consultant who has worked with Fortune 500 companies in the US and Japan. He has spoken at security-related events for The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and has spoken and chaired events for the MIS Training Institute. Tony is the co-author of Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network, Nokia Network Solutions Handbook, and the Security Certification Handbook and has, additionally, served as technical reviewer for Implementing IPv6 on Cisco IOS by Syngress Publishing.

Terry Dawson is an amateur radio operator and long time Linux enthusiast. He is the author of a number of network related HOWTO documents for the Linux Documentation Project, co-author the 2nd edition of O'Reilly's Linux Network Administrators Guide and is an active participant in a number of other Linux projects. Terry has 15 years professional experience in telecommunications and is currently engaged in network management research in the Telstra Research Laboratories.

Gregor N. Purdy is engineering manager in the large account services group at Amazon.com. Before joining Amazon.com in 2003, Gregor worked for ten years as a consultant in high-end data warehousing, system integration, and prior art research in software and Internet patents. He has also contributed to a number of open source projects, including Perl core and extensionmodules, the Perl Shell, and the Parrot virtual machine for Perl 6.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction to Networking

Chapter 2: Issues of TCP/IP Networking

Chapter 3: Configuring the Serial Hardware

Chapter 4: Configuring TCP/IP Networking

Chapter 5: Name Service and Configuration

Chapter 6: The Point-to-Point Protocol

Chapter 7: TCP/IP Firewall

Chapter 8: IP Accounting

Chapter 9: IP Masquerade and Network Address Translation

Chapter 10: Important Network Features

Chapter 11: Administration Issues with Electronic Mail

Chapter 12: sendmail

Chapter 13: Configuring IPv6 Networks

Chapter 14: Configuring the Apache Web Server

Chapter 15: IMAP

Chapter 16: Samba

Chapter 17: OpenLDAP

Chapter 18: Wireless Networking

Appendix A: Example Network: The Virtual Brewery

Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2005

    Ok, but probably better elsewhere

    The book purports to be a 'single reference' for linux networking. But it lacks any discussion of telnet/SSH or FTP/SFTP, which is primarily why I bought it. Why this was left out of a 'network admin' guide, I don't understand.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2005

    good discussion of DNS and sendmail

    A good education in how to use the Internet, in the context of a linux network. The authors provide a nice lucid explanation of DNS, as a globally distributed database that underpins the Internet. An entire chapter is allocated to this most crucial of ideas. The sort of thing you should have down pat. Other network aspects are covered elsewhere in the book. Notably sendmail. The most important configuration ideas and settings are shown. Though, for an edition printed in February 2005, the book only seems to refer to version 8.12 of sendmail. Whereas 8.13 has already been out for several months, and contains much enhanced Milter capabilities for fighting spam. But perhaps the discussion about 8.12 is simply due to the realities of how long it takes for a book to be published and printed. A very topical chapter is offered last in the book. On wireless networks. It's a decent synopsis of a hugely popular occurrence. But given the rapid hardware upgrades in this field, and the still evolving wireless standards, you may want to seek out a more extensive text.

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