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From Barnes & NobleThe Barnes & Noble Review
With the explosion of Red Hat Linux usage in production environments, there's a need for a soup-to-nuts, real-world guide to Red Hat administration. This book delivers. In 1,110 pages, Thomas Schenk and his colleagues cover all your day-to-day sysadmin tasks — and the ones we hope you'll rarely encounter.
Need to make backups? Schenk walks you through choosing backup strategies and media, and comparing Linux backup software; he even offers specific tar and dd commands. Need to interoperate with NetWare? You'll learn how to make your Linux server provide NetWare file and print services transparently. (Of course, there's detailed Samba coverage, too, for integrating with Windows networks.) Want to keep pirate "warez d00dz" out of your FTP directories? You'll find practical techniques for server traffic baselining and analyzing your server content.
Need to troubleshoot system failures, or NIC card problems? Made the mistake of upgrading Windows on a dual boot system, and now LILO is gone? Need to construct a software-based RAID array? The answers are here when you need them. You'll also find in-depth coverage of security and firewalls, performance tuning, kernel customization, and Internet services — even topics like Internet telephony and multimedia conferencing, which most Linux sysadmin books omit.
We've only scratched the surface: for the Linux system administrator, this book is a goldmine of solutions.
—Bill Camarda, bn.com editor