Linux Power Tools / Edition 1

Linux Power Tools / Edition 1

by Roderick W. Smith
     
 

Step-by-Step Instructions Show You How to Supercharge Your LinuxSystem

Wondering if it's possible to work more efficiently in the XWindow System, or squeeze more oomph from your existing hardware? Orperhaps you're searching for a way to improve your web browser's performance, orwant to know how to choose the best mail server for your needs. If

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Step-by-Step Instructions Show You How to Supercharge Your LinuxSystem

Wondering if it's possible to work more efficiently in the XWindow System, or squeeze more oomph from your existing hardware? Orperhaps you're searching for a way to improve your web browser's performance, orwant to know how to choose the best mail server for your needs. If you'vemastered the basics and are itching to go beyond, Linux Power Tools cantake you there. Spanning a broad range of topics (from ALSA to zombies), LinuxPower Tools covers the top five Linux distributions (Debian, Mandrake, RedHat, Slackware, and SuSE). Using his easy-to-follow style, Linux expert Rod Smithshares his secrets for creating the optimum Linux system, from top tobottom.

Coverage includes:

  • OptimizingHardware
  • Creating the Perfect GUI Environment
  • Using Digital ImageTools
  • Fine-tuning the X Window System
  • Doing Real Work in TextMode
  • Using Multiple Operating Systems
  • Managing PackagesEfficiently
  • Optimizing Your Filesystem
  • Improving NetworkPerformance
  • Preventing and Detecting Intrusions
  • Getting the Most From Your Web Server
  • Blocking That Obnoxious Spam Mail

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780782142266
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Pages:
644
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.35(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction xxi

Part I Hardware Tools 1

Chapter 1 Optimizing System Architecture Usage 3

Chapter 2 Improving Disk Performance 29

Chapter 3 Using External Peripherals 55

Part II User Tools 77

Chapter 4 Mastering Shells and Shell Scripting 79

Chapter 5 Doing Real Work in Text Mode 97

Chapter 6 Getting the Most from a Desktop Environment 113

Chapter 7 Using Linux for Office Productivity 139

Chapter 8 Miscellaneous User Tools 155

Part III System Administration Tools 181

Chapter 9 Bypassing Automatic Configurations to Gain Control183

Chapter 10 Using Multiple OSs 203

Chapter 11 Managing Packages 231

Chapter 12 Filesystems and Files 249

Chapter 13 Managing Printers 269

Chapter 14 Programs and Processes 285

Chapter 15 Creating a Custom Kernel 301

Chapter 16 Optimizing X Configuration 321

Chapter 17 Protecting Your System with Backups 345

Chapter 18 System Security 361

Part IV Networking Tools 381

Chapter 19 Basic Network Configuration 383

Chapter 20 Controlling Network Access 407

Chapter 21 Detecting Intruders 429

Part V Server Tools 445

Chapter 22 Running Servers 447

Chapter 23 Getting More from a Web Server 465

Chapter 24 Serving Files 487

Chapter 25 Delivering E-Mail 509

Chapter 26 Providing Remote Login Access 545

Chapter 27 Miscellaneous Servers 571

Glossary 595

Index 613

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