Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux

ISBN-10: 0137060882

ISBN-13: 9780137060887

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Mark G. Sobell
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 1224
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

Preface
Welcome to Linux
The GNU Linux Connection
The Linux 2.6 Kernel
The Heritage of Linux: UNIX
What Is So Good About Linux?
Overview of Linux
Additional Features of Linux
Conventions Used in This Book
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Installing Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Installation Overview
The Desktop Live CD and the Install DVD
Planning the Installation
The Installation Process
The Medium: Where Is the Source Data?
Downloading a CD/DVD (FEDORA)
Checking and Burning the CD/DVD
Rescue Selection of the Install DVD
Gathering Information About the System
Finding the Installation Manual
More Information
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Step-by-Step Installation
Running a Fedora Live Session
Installing Fedora/RHEL
Installation Tasks
The X Window System
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Getting Started with Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Introduction to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Curbing Your Power (Superuser/root Privileges)
A Tour of the Fedora/RHEL Desktop
Getting the Most Out of the Desktop
Updating, Installing, and Removing Software Packages
Where to Find Documentation
More About Logging In
Working from the Command Line
Controlling Windows: Advanced Operations
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Linux Utilities
Special Characters
Basic Utilities
Working with Files
(Pipe): Communicates Between Processes
Four More Utilities
Compressing and Archiving Files
Locating Commands
Obtaining User and System Information
Communicating with Other Users
Email
Tutorial: Creating and Editing a File Using vim
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Linux Filesystem
The Hierarchical Filesystem
Directory Files and Ordinary Files
Pathnames
Directory Commands
Working with Directories
Access Permissions
ACLs: Access Control Lists
Links
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Shell
The Command Line
Standard Input and Standard Output
Running a Program in the Background
Filename Generation/Pathname Expansion
Builtins
Chapter Summary
Utilities and Builtins Introduced in This Chapter
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Digging into Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Linux GUIs: X and GNOME
X Window System
The Nautilus File Browser Window
The Nautilus Spatial View
GNOME Utilities
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Bourne Again Shell
Background
Shell Basics
Parameters and Variables
Special Characters
Processes
History
Aliases
Functions
Controlling bash Features and Options
Processing the Command Line
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Networking and the Internet
Types of Networks and How They Work
Communicate Over a Network
Network Utilities
Distributed Computing
Usenet
WWW: World Wide Web
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
System Administration
System Administration: Core Concepts
System Administrator and Superuser
Rescue Mode
SELinux
The Upstart Event-Based init Daemon (FEDORA)
System Operation
System Administration Utilities
Setting Up a Server
Nsswitch.conf: Which Service to Look at First
PAM
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Files, Directories, and Filesystems
Important Files and Directories
File Types
Filesystems
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Downloading and Installing Software
Yum: Keeps the System Up-to-Date
Adding and Removing Software Packages
BitTorrent
Rpm: Red Hat Package Manager
Installing Non-rpm Software
Keeping Software Up-to-Date
Wget: Downloads Files Noninteractively
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Printing with CUPS
Introduction
JumpStart I: Configuring a Local Printer
System-config-printer: Configuring a Printer
JumpStart II: Setting Up a Local or Remote Printer Using the CUPS Web Interface
Traditional UNIX Printing
Configuring Printers
Printing from Windows
Printing to Windows
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Rebuilding the Linux Kernel
Preparing the Source Code
Read the Documentation
Configuring and Compiling the Linux Kernel
Installing the Kernel and Associated Files
Rebooting the System
Boot Loader
Dmesg: Displays Kernel Messages
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Administration Tasks
Configuring User and Group Accounts
Backing Up Files
Scheduling Tasks
System Reports
Parted: Reports on and Partitions a Hard Disk
Keeping Users Informed
Creating Problems
Solving Problems
MySQL
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Configuring and Monitoring a LAN
Setting Up the Hardware
Configuring the Systems
NetworkManager: Configures Network Connections
The Network Configuration Window (system-config-network)
Iwconfig: Configures a Wireless NIC
Setting Up Servers
Introduction to Cacti
More Information
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Using Clients and Setting Up Servers
OpenSSH: Secure Network Communication
Introduction
About OpenSSH
OpenSSH Clients
Sshd: OpenSSH Server
Troubleshooting
Tunneling/Port Forwarding
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
FTP: Transferring Files Across a Network
Introduction
More Information
FTP Client
FTP Server (vsftpd)
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Sendmail: Setting Up Mail Clients, Servers, and More
Introduction
JumpStart I: Configuring sendmail on a Client
JumpStart II: Configuring sendmail on a Server
How sendmail Works
Configuring sendmail
Additional Email Tools
Authenticated Relaying
Alternatives to sendmail
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
NIS and LDAP
Introduction to NIS
How NIS Works
Setting Up an NIS Client
Setting Up an NIS Server
LDAP
Setting Up an LDAP Server
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
NFS: Sharing Filesystems
Introduction
More Information
Setting Up an NFS Client
Setting Up an NFS Server
Automount: Automatically Mounts Directory Hierarchies
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Samba: Integrating Linux and Windows
Introduction
About Samba
JumpStart: Configuring a Samba Server Using system-config-samba
Swat: Configures a Samba Server
Manually Configuring a Samba Server
Accessing Linux Shares from Windows
Accessing Windows Shares from Linux
Troubleshooting
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
DNS/BIND: Tracking Domain Names and Addresses
Introduction to DNS
About DNS
JumpStart I: Setting Up a DNS Cache
JumpStart II: Setting Up a Domain Using system-config-bind
Setting Up BIND
Troubleshooting
A Full-Functioned Nameserver
A Slave Server
A Split Horizon Server
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Iptables: Setting Up a Firewall
How iptables Works
About iptables
JumpStart: Building a Firewall Using system-config-firewall
Anatomy of an iptables Command
Building a Set of Rules
System-config-firewall: Generates a Set of Rules
Sharing an Internet Connection Using NAT
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Apache (httpd): Setting Up a Web Server
Introduction
About Apache
JumpStart I: Getting Apache Up and Running
JumpStart II: Setting Up Apache Using system-config-httpd
Filesystem Layout
Configuration Directives
The Fedora/RHEL httpd.conf File
Redirects
Multiviews
Server-Generated Directory Listings (Indexing)
Virtual Hosts
Troubleshooting
Modules
Webalizer: Analyzes Web Traffic
MRTG: Monitors Traffic Loads
Error Codes
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Programming Tools
Programming the Bourne Again Shell
Control Structures
File Descriptors
Parameters and Variables
Builtin Commands
Expressions
Shell Programs
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
The Perl Scripting Language
Introduction to Perl
Variables
Control Structures
Working with Files
Sort
Subroutines
Regular Expressions
CPAN Modules
Examples
Chapter Summary
Exercises
Advanced Exercises
Appendixes
Regular Expressions
Characters
Delimiters
Simple Strings
Special Characters
Rules
Bracketing Expressions
The Replacement String
Extended Regular Expressions
Appendix Summary
Help
Solving a Problem
Finding Linux-Related Information
Specifying a Terminal
Security
Encryption
File Security
Email Security
Network Security
Host Security
Security Resources
Appendix Summary
The Free Software Definition
Glossary
Index
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