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Linux Troubleshooting Bible

ISBN: 978-0-7645-6997-5
624 pages
July 2004
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* An indispensable resource for Fedora users who must now work without customer support from Red Hat, Inc., covering critical troubleshooting techniques for networks, internal servers, and external servers
* Chris Negus is a well-known Linux authority and also the author of the top-selling Red Hat Linux Bible (0-7645-4333-4); Thomas Weeks is a trainer and administrator who manages hundreds of Red Hat Linux systems
* Covers all of the most common Fedora problem areas: firewalls, DNS servers, print servers, Samba, NFS, Web servers, FTP servers, e-mail servers, modems, adding hardware, and hardware certification
* Features easy-to-use flowcharts that guide administrators step by step through common Fedora troubleshooting scenarios
* A companion Web site offers troubleshooting updates to keep pace with the frequent Fedora Core releases as well as a forum for exchanging troubleshooting tips
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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Getting Going.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Linux Troubleshooting.

Chapter 2: Troubleshooting Installation.

Chapter 3: Updating and Upgrading Fedora.

Part II: Preventing Problems.

Chapter 4: Securing and Automating Desktop and Server Installs.

Chapter 5: Preparing for Backups and Migration.

Part III: Troubleshooting Basic Features.

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Tools.

Chapter 7: X Troubleshooting: Video, Mouse, and Keyboard.

Chapter 8: Software Package Troubleshooting.

Chapter 9: File System, Disk, and Power Troubleshooting.

Part IV: Troubleshooting the Network.

Chapter 10: Detecting and Responding to Intrusions.

Chapter 11: Firewall Troubleshooting.

Chapter 12: Troubleshooting BIND9 and DNS.

Chapter 13: Modem Troubleshooting.

Part V: Troubleshooting Internal Services.

Chapter 14: Printer Troubleshooting.

Chapter 15: Samba Troubleshooting.

Chapter 16: NFS Troubleshooting.

Part VI: Troubleshooting External Services.

Chapter 17: Web Server Troubleshooting.

Chapter 18: File Transfer Troubleshooting.

Chapter 19: E-Mail Server Troubleshooting.

Appendix A : Fedora Software Repositories.

Appendix B : Troubleshooting SUSE Linux.

Appendix C : Troubleshooting Debian GNU/Linux.

Index.

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Christopher Negus is the author of Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), Linux Toys, and dozens of other books on Linux and UNIX systems. Chris began his career writing about UNIX systems at AT& T more than two decades ago. His work with AT& T included an 8-year run with Bell Laboratories and UNIX System Laboratories, where he worked directly with the developers of the UNIX System V operating system. Later, Chris followed the UNIX source code to Novell, Inc., in Utah, where he helped develop UnixWare documentation and wrote several books on UNIX and UnixWare.

Thomas (“Tweeks”) Weeks holds a BS-EET/Telecom degree from Texas A& M, has worked for several large government and IT/security contractors in the positions of Test and Integration lab coordinator and general sysadmin, sysadmin technical trainer and course developer, as well as electrical and systems engineer. He has been working with Rackspace Managed Hosting since 1999 in the roles of Sys-Admin, Corporate Technical Trainer, and has acted as liaison between customer support/security/product/engineering departments. Tweeks has also been president of the San Antonio user group, X-otic Computer Systems of San Antonio (xcssa.org) since 1996.

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