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Linux Administration A Beginner's Guide

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ISBN-10: 0072262591

ISBN-13: 9780072262599

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Steve Shah, Wole Soyinka

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With coverage of the most recent Linux kernel and multiple Linux platforms including Red Hat Linux Fedora 4, SuSe Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and others, this updated instructional system is designed to show even the most novice user the keys to successful administration. Readers will learn to install and configure Linux, manage files and software, grant user rights, implement security at the kernel level, and more.
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Book details

List price: $39.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 620
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
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.

Technical summary of Linux distributions and Windows 2003
Installing Linux in a server configuration
Installing software
Managing users
The command line
Booting and shutting down
File systems
Core system services
Compiling the Linux kernel
Knobs and dials : the proc file system
TCP/IP for system administrators
Network configuration
Configuring the Linux firewall
Local security
Network security
DNS
FTP
Setting up your Web server using Apache
SMTP
POP and IMAP
The secure shell (SSH)
Network file system (NFS)
Network information service (NIS)
Samba
LDAP
Printing
DHCP