Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide, 6th Edition

Book Description

Essential Management Skills Made Easy

Effectively deploy and maintain Linux and other Free and Software (FOSS) on your servers or entire network using this practical resource. Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Sixth Edition provides up-to-date details on the latest Linux distributions, including Fedora, Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Debian, and Ubuntu. Learn how to install and customize Linux, work from the GUI or command line, configure Internet and intranet services, interoperate with systems, and create reliable backups. Performance tuning, security, and virtualization are also covered and real-world examples help you put the techniques presented into practice.

  • Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including the latest versions of Fedora, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and Ubuntu
  • Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line ()
  • Manage users, permissions, folders, and native FOSS applications
  • Compile, tune, upgrade, and customize the latest Linux kernel 3.x series
  • Work with proc, SysFS, and cgroup file systems
  • Understand and manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and
  • Build robust firewalls, and routers using Netfilter and Linux
  • Create and maintain print, e-mail, FTP, and web servers
  • Use LDAP or NIS for identity management
  • Set up and administer DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers
  • Use GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba for sharing and distributing file system resources
  • Explore and implement Linux virtualization technologies using KVM

Table of Contents

PART I Introduction, Installation, and Software Management
Chapter 1 Technical Summary of Linux Distributions
Chapter 2 Installing Linux in a Server Configuration
Chapter 3 Managing Software

PART II Single-Host Administration
Chapter 4 Managing Users and Groups
Chapter 5 The Command Line
Chapter 6 Booting and Shutting Down
Chapter 7 File Systems
Chapter 8 Core System Services
Chapter 9 The Linux Kernel
Chapter 10 Knobs and Dials: Virtual File Systems

PART III Networking and Security
Chapter 11 TCP/IP for System Administrators
Chapter 12 Network Configuration
Chapter 13 Linux Firewall (Netfilter)
Chapter 14 Local Security
Chapter 15 Network Security

PART IV Internet Services
Chapter 16 DNS
Chapter 17 FTP
Chapter 18 Apache Web Server
Chapter 19 SMTP
Chapter 20 POP and IMAP
Chapter 21 The Secure Shell (SSH)

PART V Intranet Services
Chapter 22 Network File System (NFS)
Chapter 23 Samba
Chapter 24 Distributed File Systems
Chapter 25 Network Information Service
Chapter 26 LDAP
Chapter 27 Printing
Chapter 28 DHCP
Chapter 29 Virtualization
Chapter 30 Backups

PART VI Appendixes
A Creating a Linux Installer on Flash/USB Devices
B openSUSE Installation

Book Details

  • Title: Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide, 6th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 736 pages
  • Edition: 6
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2012-02-21
  • ISBN-10: 0071767584
  • ISBN-13: 9780071767583
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