Linux System Administration

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 20, 2006 - Computers - 660 pages
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"Most Indispensable Linux Book"
--2001 Linux Journal Readers Choice Awards

Authoritative Answers to All Your Linux Questions

You can rely on the fully updated second edition of Linux System Administration for answers to all your questions about installing, configuring, and administering Linux. Written by two Linux experts, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced techniques you need to know to set up and maintain a secure, effective Linux environment. Scores of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail--so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals. Coverage includes:
* Installing a Linux server
* Setting up and maintaining user and group accounts
* Setting up Linux system security
* Sharing files using Samba and NFS
* Implementing a backup strategy
* Troubleshooting common Linux problems
* Setting up the X Window System
* Setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet
* Setting up a mail server
* Maintaining filesystems and partitions
* Configuring printers
* Improving system performance
* Writing shell scripts
* Using Webmin for cross-distribution GUI administration
The Craig Hunt Linux Library
The Craig Hunt Linux Library provides in-depth, advanced coverage of the key topics for Linux administrators. Topics include Samba, Network Servers, DNS Server Administration, Apache, Security, and Sendmail. Each book in the series is either written by or meticulously reviewed by Craig Hunt to ensure the highest quality and most complete coverage for networking professionals working specifically in Linux environments.
 

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Contents

Introduction
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Part 1 The Basics
1
Part 2 Managing Users Processes and Files
129
Part 3 Communications and Networking
309
Part 4 System Optimization and Improvement
467
Index
600
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About the author (2006)

Vicki Stanfield, RHCE, has worked with Linux since 1994 and Unix since 1980. She has administered many varieties of Unix, VMS, as well as Slackware and Red Hat Linux.

Roderick W. Smith is a Linux networking expert and author of several books, including Linux Samba Server Administration and the Linux+ Study Guide, both from Sybex. Craig Hunt is a Linux expert who lectures regularly at major networking trade shows. He serves as author and series editor for the Craig Hunt Linux Library.

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