Linux Bible

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 11, 2012 - Computers - 816 pages
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More than 50 percent new and revised content for today's Linux environment gets you up and running in no time!

Linux continues to be an excellent, low-cost alternative to expensive operating systems. Whether you're new to Linux or need a reliable update and reference, this is an excellent resource. Veteran bestselling author Christopher Negus provides a complete tutorial packed with major updates, revisions, and hands-on exercises so that you can confidently start using Linux today.

  • Offers a complete restructure, complete with exercises, to make the book a better learning tool
  • Places a strong focus on the Linux command line tools and can be used with all distributions and versions of Linux
  • Features in-depth coverage of the tools that a power user and a Linux administrator need to get started

This practical learning tool is ideal for anyone eager to set up a new Linux desktop system at home or curious to learn how to manage Linux server systems at work.

 

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Contents

Summary
437
Configuring a Web Server
439
Configuring an FTP Server
467
Configuring a Windows File Sharing Samba Server
487
Configuring an NFS File Server
515
Troubleshooting Linux
539
Learning Linux Security Techniques
571
Managing software and services
595

Working with Text Files
113
Managing Running Processes
131
Writing Simple Shell Scripts
145
The stream editor sed
158
Becoming a Linux System Administrator
163
Learning System Administration
165
Installing Linux
191
Getting and Managing Software
227
Querying rpm information
247
Managing User Accounts
253
Managing Disks and Filesystems
277
Becoming a Linux Server Administrator
305
Checking disk usage with du
333
Administering Networking
337
Starting and Stopping Services
365
Getting Started
410
Configuring a Print Server
415
Configuring CUPS printer options manually
429
Working in the AuditReview Phase
611
Understanding Advanced Linux Security
615
Enhancing Linux Security with SELinux
659
Securing Linux on a Network
689
Using nmap to audit your network services advertisements
695
Working with Firewalls
702
Summary
715
Appendixes
717
Booting Linux from a USB Drive
727
Chapter 2
729
Troubleshooting Linux
774
Understanding Basic Linux Security
776
Understanding Advanced Linux Security
777
Enhancing Linux Security with SELinux
779
Securing Linux on a Network
781
Index
783
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About the author (2012)

Chris Negus is an instructor for Red Hat, Inc. and the author of dozens of Linux and UNIX books, including Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), CentOS Bible, Fedora Bible, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, Linux Troubleshooting Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toys II. Christine Bresnahan has over 25 years' experience as a system administrator. She is an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech Community College, teaching Linux system administration, Linux security, and Windows security classes. She co-authored the Linux Command Line and Shell Scripting Bible, 2nd Edition.

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