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Red Hat Linux Networking and System Administration, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7645-4498-9
1008 pages
February 2004
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* Updated to cover Red Hat Linux Enterprise Workstation with the latest on advanced Linux kernel features, the Tux Web server, the latest Apache 2.x Web server, and the expanded suite of custom configuration tools
* Starts with network planning and Red Hat installation and configuration, then progresses to optimizing network and Internet services and monitoring and maintaining the network
* Examines the basics of Red Hat Linux security and offers trouble-shooting and problem-solving advice
* Includes important new chapters that focus on optimizing standard network services, such as file and print services, and Internet-related servers, such as the Apache Web server

Copyright 2004 by Red Hat, Inc. Material from Chapters 4-6, 8-10, 17 and 21 may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/).

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: System and Network Administration Defined.

Chapter 1: Duties of the System Administrator.

Chapter 2: Planning the Network.

Chapter 3: Standard Installation.

Chapter 4: Kickstart Installation.

Chapter 5: System Startup and Shutdown.

Chapter 6: The File System Explained.

Chapter 7: Red Hat System Configuration Files.

Part II: Network Services.

Chapter 8: X Servers and Clients.

Chapter 9: Printer Configuration.

Chapter 10: TCP/IP Networking.

Chapter 11: The Network File System.

Chapter 12: The Network Information System.

Chapter 13: Connecting to Microsoft and Novell Networks.

Chapter 14: Connecting to Apple Networks.

Chapter 15: Optimizing Network Services.

Part III: Internet Services.

Chapter 16: What Are Internet Services?

Chapter 17: Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP).

Chapter 18: BIND: The Domain Name System (DNS).

Chapter 19: Configuring Mail Services.

Chapter 20: Configuring FTP Services.

Chapter 21: Configuring Web Services.

Chapter 22: Optimizing Internet Services.

Part IV: System Maintenance.

Chapter 23: Using the Red Hat Network.

Chapter 24: Upgrading and Customizing the Kernel.

Chapter 25: Configuring the System at the Command Line.

Chapter 26: Administering Users and Groups.

Chapter 27: Installing and Upgrading Software Packages.

Chapter 28: Backing Up and Restoring the File System.

Part V: System Security and Problem Solving.

Chapter 29: Security Basics.

Chapter 30: Implementing Local Security.

Chapter 31: Implementing Network Security.

Chapter 32: Detecting and Preventing Intrusions.

Chapter 33: Troubleshooting and Problem Solving.

Appendix: What’s on the CD-ROM?

Index.

GNU General Public License.

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Terry Collings is Instructional Technol-ogist at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and system administrator for all Red Hat Linux servers on campus.

Kurt Wall manages the Content Group for TimeSys Corporation in Pittsburgh, directing production of the technical and end-user documentation for the TimeSys embedded Linux operating system and development tools.

Contributors from the Red Hat Press Documentation Team: Sandra A. Moore, Tammy Fox, Johnray Fuller, John Ha, Edward C. Bailey

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Copyright 2004 by Red Hat, Inc. Material from Chapters 4-6, 8-10, 17 and 21 may be distributed only subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the Open Publication License, V1.0 or later (the latest version is presently available at http://www.opencontent.org/openpub/).

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