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With Linux doing so much more than file and print nowadays, Linux administrators must know more, too. Not every Linux admin book can keep up. This one can: O'Reilly's Linux System Administration.
You'll begin by setting up a Linux "multifunction" server: one that can be customized to all sorts of tasks, much as a car's wheelbase can be customized with different chassis and features. Then, building on it, you'll construct full-fledged Internet-ready environments; DNS servers; Postfix mail servers complete with authentication; LAMP (Apache, MySQL and PHP ) servers; and much more.
You'll even learn how to implement load-balanced clusters and virtualization (Xen and VMWare). Just try looking for those topics in your old-fashioned admin guide. It ain't happening. (In fact, this book contains plenty of solutions the authors had to craft entirely from scratch. They're not on the Web, or newsgroups, or maillists: just here.) Bill Camarda, from the May 2007 Read Only