LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

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LINUX: Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition is the only Linux sysadmin's guide proven by 50,000+ Web users. It presents in-depth coverage of all aspects of system administration: user management, security, networking, Internet services, packages, config files, shell scripting, and more. It also contains detailed cross-references to LPI and RHCE certification topics, making it invaluable for exam preparation.
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Overview

LINUX: Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition is the only Linux sysadmin's guide proven by 50,000+ Web users. It presents in-depth coverage of all aspects of system administration: user management, security, networking, Internet services, packages, config files, shell scripting, and more. It also contains detailed cross-references to LPI and RHCE certification topics, making it invaluable for exam preparation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130333513
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 10/28/2001
  • Series: Prentice Hall Open Source Technology Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 630
  • Sales rank: 872,508
  • Product dimensions: 6.77 (w) x 8.89 (h) x 1.57 (d)

Meet the Author

PAUL SHEER owns Paul Sheer Consulting IT Services, a firm specializing in Linux consulting, programming, and training; Web database integration; cryptography; embedded systems; and related technologies. The electronic version of his LINUX:Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition has become one of the Web's most popular resources for mastering Linux administration. Sheer is based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Preface

When I began working with GNU/LINUX in 1994, it was straight from the DOSworld. Though UNIX was unfamiliar territory, LINUX books assumed that anyoneusing LINUX was migrating from System V or BSD—systems that I had never heardof. It is a sensible adage to create, for others to share, the recipe that you would mostlike to have had. Indeed, I am not convinced that a single unifying text exists, evennow, without this book. Even so, I give it to you desperately incomplete; but there isonly so much one can explain in a single volume.

I hope that readers will now have a single text to guide them through all facetsof GNU/LINUX.

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Table of Contents

Chapter Summary.

1. Introduction.

2. Computing Sub-basics.

3. PC Hardware.

4. Basic Commands.

5. Regular Expressions.

6. Editing Text Files.

7. Shell Scripting.

8. Streams and sed—The Stream Editor.

9. Processes, Environment Variables.

10. Mail.

11. User Accounts and Ownerships.

12. Using Internet Services.

13. LINUX Resources.

14. Permission and Modification Times.

15. Symbolic and Hard Links.

16. Pre-installed Documentation.

17. Overview of the UNIX Directory Layout.

18. UNIX Devices.

19. Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting.

20. Advanced Shell Scripting.

21. System Services and lpd.

22. Trivial Introduction to C.

23. Shared Libraries.

24. Source and Binary Packages.

25. Introduction to IP.

26. TCP and UDP.

27. DNS and Name Resolution.

28. Network File System, NFS.

29. Services Running Under inetd.

30. exim and sendmail.

31. lilo, initrd, and Booting.

32. init, ?getty, and UNIX Run Levels.

33. Sending Faxes.

34. uucp and uux.

35. The LINUX File System Standard.

36. httpd—Apache Web Server.

37. crond and atd.

38. postgres SQL Server.

39. smbd—Samba NT Server.

40. Named—Domain Name Server.

41. Point-to-Point Protocol—Dialup Networking.

42. The LINUX Kernel Source, Modules, and Hardware Support.

43. The X Window System.

44. UNIX Security.

A: Lecture Schedule.

B: LPI Certification Cross-Reference.

C: RHCE Certification Cross-Reference.

D: LINUX Advocacy FAQ.

E: The GNU General Public License Version 2.

Index.

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Preface

Preface

When I began working with GNU/LINUX in 1994, it was straight from the DOSworld. Though UNIX was unfamiliar territory, LINUX books assumed that anyoneusing LINUX was migrating from System V or BSD—systems that I had never heardof. It is a sensible adage to create, for others to share, the recipe that you would mostlike to have had. Indeed, I am not convinced that a single unifying text exists, evennow, without this book. Even so, I give it to you desperately incomplete; but there isonly so much one can explain in a single volume.

I hope that readers will now have a single text to guide them through all facetsof GNU/LINUX.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2002

    RUte Rocks

    I wish to express my many thanks to Paul for authoring this book. It has provided me with "in one place information" not offered with other publications. It takes you through Linux from the basics to advanced. Even if you have never used or are a experenced user this book has it all I use it on a daily basis. Again thanks for a well written "accurate" tool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2002

    Great 1st Linux Book

    Sheer covers all of the Linux basics, plus gives some of the most useful advanced administration tips and examples. The writing style is simple, clear, and effective. This is the guide that NO Linux admin or even user can go without.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2002

    The very best Linux book ever

    I have stacks of Linux books at home but this is the one best book of the bunch. It does an amazing job of balancing material for the beginner and experienced sysadmin. I have advanced knowledge of Linux and run it as my primary system daily, but there are many new nuggets of useful information that I got out of this book. No general reference book comes close to this one. Buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2001

    Wow!!

    I've read a few sysadmin Linux books. But this one combines and improves upon them all. Besides covering ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING from a reference perspective, it gives neat examples, tips, and tricks that have become my bible. Its technical insight is second to none; so much so, that I am now prescribing this book to my students.

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