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Red Hat Fedora Linux 2 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-7645-5745-3
1104 pages
July 2004
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* The latest edition of this perennial bestseller offers clear, thorough coverage of the basic user and administrator skills needed to master the latest version of both Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora
* This new edition includes key technical support advice for Fedora, guidelines for contributing to the Fedora project, and new sections on managing and manipulating file systems and disk tuning, system rescue, VNC (virtual network computing), and VmWare
* A new chapter helps Mac OS 9 and OS X users work closely with Linux servers
* Features step-by-step instructions for making Linux installation simple and painless, taking advantage of the new desktop interface, and using the Linux shell, file system, and text editor
* Key topics include system administration essentials such as setting up users, automating system tasks, backing up and restoring files, and understanding the latest security issues and threats
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Table of Contents


Part I: Getting Started in Fedora.

Chapter 1: An Overview of Fedora.

Chapter 2: Installing Fedora.

Chapter 3: Getting Started with the Desktop.

Chapter 4: Using Linux Commands.

Part II: Using Fedora.

Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications.

Chapter 6: Publishing with Fedora.

Chapter 7: Playing Games with Fedora.

Chapter 8: Multimedia in Fedora.

Chapter 9: Tools for Using the Internet and the Web.

Part III: Administering Fedora.

Chapter 10: Understanding System Administration.

Chapter 11: Setting Up and Supporting Users.

Chapter 12: Automating System Tasks.

Chapter 13: Backing Up and Restoring Files.

Chapter 14: Computer Security Issues.

Part IV: Fedora Network and Server Setup.

Chapter 15: Setting Up a Local Area Network.

Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 17: Setting Up a Print Server

Chapter 18: Setting Up a File Server

Chapter 19: Setting Up a Mail Server.

Chapter 20: Setting Up an FTP Server.

Chapter 21: Setting Up a Web Server.

Chapter 22: Setting Up an LDAP Address Book Server.

Chapter 23: Setting Up Boot Servers: DHCP and NIS.

Chapter 24: Setting Up a MySQL Database Server.

Chapter 25: Making Servers Public with DNS.

Chapter 26: Using Linux Servers from a Mac.

Part V: New Technology.

Chapter 27: Adopting the Linux 2.6 Kernel.

Chapter 28: Implementing Security Enhanced Linux.

Appendix A : About the CD-ROMs.

Appendix B: Fedora Core 2 RPMs.

Appendix C: Running Network Services.


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Author Information

Christopher Negus has been working with UNIX systems, the Internet, and (most recently) Linux systems for more than two decades. During that time, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, UNIX System Laboratories, and Novell, helping to develop the UNIX operating system. Features from many of the UNIX projects Chris worked on at AT&T have found their way into Red Hat, Fedora, and other Linux systems.
Most recently, Chris co-wrote the books Linux Troubleshooting Bible and Linux Toys for Wiley Publishing. During the past few years, Chris has written several books on UNIX and the Internet, including Internet Explorer 4 Bible and Netscape Plug-Ins For Dummies for Wiley Publishing. He also co-wrote several books for Que Publishing, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Networking (second and third editions) and Using UNIX (second edition). Chris’s other writings include articles for Internet World, NetWare Connection, and Visual Developer magazines.
At home, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheree, and his boys, Caleb and Seth. His hobbies include soccer, singing, and exercising with Sheree.
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“…best marriage of an OS and an in depth manual that you are likely to find…” (PC Utilities, August 2004)
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