Linux System Administration / Edition 2

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Overview

"Most Indispensable Linux Book"
—2001 Linux Journal Readers Choice Awards

Authoritative Answers to All Your Linux Questions

You can rely on the fully updated second edition of Linux System Administration for answers to all your questions about installing, configuring, and administering Linux. Written by two Linux experts, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced techniques you need to know to set up and maintain a secure, effective Linux environment. Scores of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail—so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals. Coverage includes:
* Installing a Linux server
* Setting up and maintaining user and group accounts
* Setting up Linux system security
* Sharing files using Samba and NFS
* Implementing a backup strategy
* Troubleshooting common Linux problems
* Setting up the X Window System
* Setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet
* Setting up a mail server
* Maintaining filesystems and partitions
* Configuring printers
* Improving system performance
* Writing shell scripts
* Using Webmin for cross-distribution GUI administration
The Craig Hunt Linux Library
The Craig Hunt Linux Library provides in-depth, advanced coverage of the key topics for Linux administrators. Topics include Samba, Network Servers, DNS Server Administration, Apache, Security, and Sendmail. Each book in the series is either written by or meticulously reviewed by Craig Hunt to ensure the highest quality and most complete coverage for networking professionals working specifically in Linux environments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782141382
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/10/2002
  • Series: Craig Hunt Linux Library
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Stanfield, RHCE, has worked with Linux since 1994 and Unix since 1980. She has administered many varieties of Unix, VMS, as well as Slackware and Red Hat Linux.

Roderick W. Smith is a Linux networking expert and author of several books, including Linux Samba Server Administration and the Linux+ Study Guide, both from Sybex. Craig Hunt is a Linux expert who lectures regularly at major networking trade shows. He serves as author and series editor for the Craig Hunt Linux Library.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part 1: The Basics.

Chapter 1: The Basics of System Administration.

Chapter 2: Installing Linux.

Chapter 3: Startup and Shutdown.

Chapter 4: Tools of the Trade.

Part 2: Managing Users, Processes, and Files.

Chapter 5: Creating and Maintaining User Accounts.

Chapter 6: Filesystems and Disk Management.

Chapter 7: Linux Files and Processes.

Chapter 8: Software Administration.

Chapter 9: Backup and Restore.

Part 3: Communications and Networking.

Chapter 10: Printers and the Spooling Subsystem.

Chapter 11: Serial Communications, Terminals, and Modems.

Chapter 12: TCP/IP Linux Networking.

Chapter 13: The X Window System.

Chapter 14: Setting Up Your Mail Server.

Part 4: System Optimization and Improvement.

Chapter 15: Security.

Chapter 16: Performance Tuning.

Chapter 17: Making Your Job Easier with Scripts.

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Your Linux System.

Index.

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