Principles of Network and System Administration / Edition 2

Principles of Network and System Administration / Edition 2

by Mark Burgess
     
 

Principles of Network and System Administration focuses on the general principles involved in setting up, configuring and maintaining computer communities, and provides a conceptual overview of the subject. A robust discipline of System Administration is now coming of age and both academics and industry recognize the need to formalize the problems which

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Principles of Network and System Administration focuses on the general principles involved in setting up, configuring and maintaining computer communities, and provides a conceptual overview of the subject. A robust discipline of System Administration is now coming of age and both academics and industry recognize the need to formalize the problems which system administrators tackle. Amongst these challenges are the need to design a network which is logical, efficient, easy to upgrade and secure. The system administrator also needs to keep track of the ever increasing amount of information, to ensure that problems are fixed quickly, and provide a comfortable environment for users. The breadth and complexity involved in adopting and integrating ever more sophisticated technology is covered in this greatly expanded new edition.

Whilst providing practical illustrations of technical specifics through examples, Burgess steers away from the overwhelming details of specific operating systems. Trainee administrators and students alike need to understand a wealth of issues relating to heterogeneous environments before understanding the quirks of any one particular system. Moreover this book teaches good practice for working in a global community of networked machines and organizations—which extends beyond being technically savvy to being professionally and ethically responsible.

Features:

  • Broad coverage of Linux and other Unix versions, Windows, Macs and mainframes.
  • Practical - supplemented with reference section containing practical recipes and advice.
  • Vendor/Platform independent view of the technical, theoretical, practical and social/ethical aspects to Systems Administration.
  • Strong pedagogy - end of chapter exercises plus teaching guide available from Website.

New to this edition:

  • More exercises
  • Security expanded; now covers ISO 17799; fault analysis and diagnostics
  • Covers Java services and Ipv6

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470868072
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
646
Sales rank:
507,713
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to second edition
1Introduction1
2System components11
3Networked communities75
4Host management109
5User management147
6Models of network and system administration195
7Configuration and maintenance235
8Diagnostics, fault and change management281
9Application-level services331
10Network-level services391
11Principles of security423
12Security implementation453
13Analytical system administration499
14Summary and outlook539
ASome useful Unix commands543
BProgramming and compiling549
CExample telnet session581
D: Glossary591
E: Recommended reading597
Bibliography599
Index623

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