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Linux Administration

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ISBN-10: 0071545883

ISBN-13: 9780071545884

Edition: 5th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Wole Soyinka, Steve Shah

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Administer Any Linux Distribution with EaseFully updated for the most current Linux distributions, Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Fifth Edition, shows you how to set up, maintain, and troubleshoot Linux on a single server or an entire network. Get full details on granting user rights and permissions, configuring software and hardware, providing Internet and intranet services, and customizing Linux kernel 2.6. You'll also learn how to get your network services IPv6 ready, implement sound security, create foolproof system backups, and use the latest virtualization technologies. Real-world, hands-on examples are included throughout. Install and configure popular Linux distributions, including Fedora 9, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, OpenSuSE, and Ubuntu Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications Administer Linux servers from the GUI or from the command line (shell) Understand and manage file systems in Linux Compile, tune, and customize Linux kernel 2.6 Build robust firewalls and routers using netfilter and Linux Manage the Linux TCP/IP networking stack and services for both IPv4 and IPv6 Build and deploy Web, e-mail, and FTP servers Use NIS, NFS, LDAP, and Samba for resource sharing and identity management Set up and administer print, DNS, POP3, IMAP3, and DHCP servers Implement Linux virtualization technologies, including the native KVM platform .
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Publication date: 9/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 662
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Wole Soyinka was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria on July 13, 1934. He attended Government College and University College in Ibadan before receiving a degree in English from the University of Leeds in England in 1958. He has held research and teaching appointments at several universities including the University of Ibadan, the University of Ife, Cornell University, Emory University, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and Loyola Marymount. He is a distinguished playwright, poet, novelist, essayist, social critic, political activist, and literary scholar. His plays include The Swamp Dwellers, The Lion and the Jewel, A Dance of the Forests, The Bacchae of Euripides, A Play for Giants, Death and the King's Horsemen, From Zia with Love, The Beatification of Area Boy, and King Baabu. His collections of poetry include Idanre and Other Poems, A Shuttle in the Crypt, and Mandela's Earth and Other Poems. His novels include The Interpreters, which won the 1968 Jock Campbell Literary Award, and Season of Anomy. His autobiographical works include Ake: The Years of Childhood, Isara: A Voyage Around Essay, The Open Sore of a Continent: A Personal Memoir of the Nigerian Crisis, and You Must Set Forth at Dawn. His literary essays collections include Myth, Literature and the African World and Art, Dialogue and Outrage. During the civil war in Nigeria, he appealed for cease-fire in an article. Accused of treason, he was held in solitary confinement for 22 months. Two of his works, The Man Died: Prison Notes of Wole Soyinka and Poems from Prison, were secretly written on toilet paper and smuggled out of prison. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Installing Linux as a Server
Technical Summary of Linux Distributions
Installing Linux in a Server Configuration
Managing Software
Single-Host Administration
Managing Users
The Command Line
Booting and Shutting Down
File Systems
Core System Services
Compiling the Linux Kernel
Knobs and Dials: proc and SysFS File Systems
Security and Networking
TCP/IP for System Administrators
Network Configuration
The Linux Firewall
Local Security
Network Security
Internet Services
DNS
FTP
Apache Web Server
SMTP
POP and IMAP
The Secure Shell (SSH)
Intranet Services
Network File System (NFS)
Network Information Service (NIS)
Samba
LDAP
Printing
DHCP
Virtualization
Backups
Index