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Linux Cookbook Practical Advice for Linux System Administrators

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ISBN-10: 0596006403

ISBN-13: 9780596006402

Edition: 2004

Authors: Carla Schroder

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This unique and valuable collection of tips, tools, and scripts provides clear, concise, hands-on solutions that can be applied to the challenges facing anyone running a network of Linux servers from small networks to large data centers in the practical and popular problem-solution-discussion O'Reilly cookbook format. The "Linux Cookbook covers everything you'd expect: backups, new users, and the like. But it also covers the non-obvious information that is often ignored in other books the time-sinks and headaches that are a real part of an administrator's job, such as: dealing with odd kinds of devices that Linux historically hasn't supported well, building multi-boot systems, and…    
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 584
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Carla Schroder is a self-taught Linux and Windows sysadmin who laid hands on her first computer around her 37th birthday. Her first PC was a Macintosh LC II. Next came an IBM clone--a 386SX running MS-DOS 5 and Windows 3.1 with a 14-inch color display--which was adequate for many pleasant hours of Doom play. Then around 1997 she discovered Red Hat 5.0 and had a whole new world to explore. Somewhere along the way she found herself doing freelance consulting for small businesses and home users, supporting both Linux and Windows users and integrating Linux and Windows on the LAN, primarily Linux servers and Windows clients. She is the author of the Linux Cookbook for O'Reilly, and writes Linux…    

Finding documentation
Installing and managing software on RPM-based systems
Installing and managing software on Debian-based systems
Installing programs from source code
Discovering hardware from outside the box
Editing text files with JOE and vim
Starting and stopping Linux
Managing users and groups
Managing files and partitions
Patching, customizing, and upgrading kernels
CD and DVD recording
Managing the bootloader and multi-booting
System rescue and recovery with Knoppix
Printing with CUPS
Configuring video and managing X windows
Backup and recovery
Remote access
Version control
Keeping time with NTP
Building a postfix mail server
Managing spam and malware
Running an Apache web server
File and printer sharing, and domain authentication with Samba
Managing name resolution
Finding Linux documentation
Online references
Microsoft file types
Init script for CVSD