Linux Networking Clearly Explained

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Elsevier, Jun 22, 2001 - Computers - 390 pages
Passionately democratic in its advocacy of networking for the masses, this is the first book on Linux networking written especially for the novice user. Because the free, open-source Linux operating system is winning so many converts today, the number of Linux-based networks will grow exponentially over the next few years. Taking up where Linux Clearly Explained left off, Linux Networking Clearly Explained walks the reader through the creation of a TCP/IP-based, Linux-driven local area network, beginning with a "sandbox" installation involving just two or three computers. Readers master the fundamentals of system and network administration-including handling user accounts and setting up security-in this less complex environment. The author then helps them along to the more sophisticated techniques associated with connecting this network to the Internet.

* Focuses on the 20% of Linux networking knowledge that satisfies 80% of network needs-including the needs of small businesses, workgroups within enterprises and high-tech homes.
* Teaches novices to implement DNS servers, network information services (NIS), network file systems (NFS), and all of the most important TCP/IP services, including email, Web and newsgroup access.
* Explains how to set up AppleTalk and Windows NT domain servers for networks that include MacIntosh or Windows systems.
* Comes with a CD containing the latest version of Red Hat Linux, as well as additional freeware/shareware Linux tools and network management applications.


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Chapter 1 Creating a DialUp Internet Connection
Chapter 2 Using Internet Applications
Chapter 3 Essential Networking Concepts
Chapter 4 Selecting and Installing Network Hardware
Chapter 5 Getting Started with TCPIP
Chapter 6 Understanding User Accounts Ownership and Permissions
Chapter 7 Configuring and Using NFS
Chapter 8 Configuring and Using Samba
Chapter 10 Sharing an Internet Connection
Chapter 11 Sharing HighSpeed Connections
Chapter 12 Running and Intranet Web Server
Chapter 13 Creating an Intranet FTP Server
Chapter 14 Archiving Your Data Automatically
Chapter 15 Troubleshooting Your Network
Chapter 16 Securing Your Network

Chapter 9 Configuring and Using AppleTalk

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Bryan Pfaffenberger is the best-selling author of more than 75 books on computers and the Internet including Publish It On The Web! and The Elements of Hypertext Style. Praised for his clear, accessible style, his books have been described as “required reading for any Internet user... , “information-rich but remarkably readable... , and “Fantastic, crisply written, sure-footed. An authority on technical communication and the Internet, Bryan is Associate Professor of Technology, Culture, and Communication at the University of Virginia, and is a nationally recognized expert on the Web, an accomplished Webmaster, and a late-night hyperlink addict.

Michael Jang is a full-time writer on networks, certification, and operating systems. He is the author or co-author of a number of works on Linux, including Linux+ Exam Cram, Mastering Linux Second Edition, and Sair Linux/GNU Installation and Configuration Exam Cram.

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