The Definitive Guide to CentOS

The Definitive Guide to CentOS

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The Definitive Guide to CentOS by Peter Membrey, Tim Verhoeven, Ralph Angenendt

CentOS is just like Red Hat, but without the price tag and with the virtuous license. When belts have to be tightened, we want to read about an OS with all the features of a commercial Linux variety, but without the pain. The Definitive Guide to CentOS is the first definitive reference for CentOS and focuses on CentOS alone, the workhorse Linux distribution, that does the heavy lifting in small and medium-size enterprises without drawing too much attention to itself.

  • Provides tutorial and hands-on learning but is also designed to be used as a reference
  • Bases all examples on real-world tasks that readers are likely to perform
  • Serves up hard-won examples and hints and tips from the author's experiences of CentOS in production

What you’ll learn

  • See why CentOS is an ideal platform for deploying services on the same level as Redhat Enterprise Linux without the cost.
  • Prepare and install a CentOS server from scratch.
  • Install and configure core services.
  • Follow best practices for managing and administering the server and its services.
  • Integrate enterprise features in CentOS/Red Hat networks.
  • And finally, move away from Fedora, which has great features, but is not meant to be a server OS!

Who this book is for

Both beginning and experienced system administrators who want to have an industrial–strength Linux server distribution at their fingertips.

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing CentOS
  2. Installing CentOS
  3. Getting Started with CentOS
  4. Using Yum
  5. Using Apache
  6. Setting Up Mail
  7. Understanding DNS
  8. Setting Up DHCP
  9. Sharing Files with Samba
  10. Setting Up Virtual Private Networks
  11. Using Core Builds
  12. Using High Availability
  13. Monitoring Your Network Using Nagios

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781430219309
Publisher: Apress
Publication date: 07/08/2009
Edition description: 1st ed.
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 1.50(w) x 0.70(h) x 7.50(d)

About the Author

Hailing from the U.K., Peter Membrey has worked for Red Hat, holds a RHCE certification, and worked and taught at a number of educational institutions since the beginning of his career. He knows what Linux users like and need, and hopes that CentOS will get the kudos it deserves. He lives in Hong Kong and is teaching and consulting on all matters to do with Linux Enterprise networking, while studying for his master's degree.

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