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Mastering Red Hat Linux 9

Mastering Red Hat Linux 9

Michael Jang

ISBN: 978-0-782-15176-3

Sep 2006

976 pages


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Your Complete Guide to the World's Leading Linux Distribution

Whether you depend on Linux as a server or desktop OS, Mastering Red Hat Linux 9 gives you the practical information you need to install, configure, and administer the latest version of Red Hat's operating system to suit your specific computing needs. Clear, step-by-step instruction teaches you basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques, and the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 9—included on two CDs—lets you get started right away. Coverage includes:

  • Installing Linux from multiple sources
  • Automating Linux installation over a network
  • Navigating the command line interface
  • Administering users and groups
  • Managing RPM packages
  • Troubleshooting the boot process
  • Recompiling a kernel
  • Configuring the X Window
  • Working with GNOME and KDE
  • Using Red Hat GUI administrative tools
  • Understanding basic TCP/IP networking
  • Securing Linux firewalls
  • Setting up secure remote access
  • Installing and testing DNS, DHCP, CUPS, and sendmail
  • Configuring and troubleshooting FTP, NFS, Samba, and Apache
  • Online Bonus Chapters: Linux Certification requirments (not yet available)

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


Part 1: Installing Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 1: Introducing Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 2: Preparing Your Hardware.

Chapter 3: Installing Linux Locally.

Chapter 4: Installing Linux Over a Network.

Chapter 5: Kickstarting Linux.

Part 2: Linux Fundamentals.

Chapter 6: Starting at the Command Line.

Chapter 7: A Filesystem Primer.

Chapter 8: Making the Shell Work for You.

Part 3: Basic Linux Administration.

Chapter 9: Administering Users and Groups Securely.

Chapter 10: Managing Packages with RPM.

Chapter 11: Configuring and Troubleshooting the Boot Process.

Chapter 12: Upgrading and Recompiling Kernels.

Chapter 13: The Administrative Nitty-Gritty.

Chapter 14: Backing Up Your System.

Part 4: X Window Management.

Chapter 15: Managing X Servers and X Clients.

Chapter 16: GNOME.

Chapter 17: KDE.

Chapter 18: GUI Applications.

Chapter 19: Red Hat Graphical Front Ends.

Part 5: Basic Linux Networking.

Chapter 20: A TCP/IP Primer.

Chapter 21: Managing Linux on Your LAN.

Chapter 22: Securing Your Linux Network.

Part 6: Linux Network Services.

Chapter 23: Remote Access and xinetd Services.

Chapter 24: DNS and DHCP.

Chapter 25: Printing with CUPS and LPD.

Chapter 26: Mail Services.

Part 7: Linux File-Sharing Services.

Chapter 27: FTP Clients and Servers.

Chapter 28: Linux Sharing Services: NFS and NIS.

Chapter 29: Making Samba Work for You.

Chapter 30: Web Services.

Appendix: Linux Command Reference.


Bonus Chapter 02: Red Hat Certifications Download
Bonus Chapter 04: GNU General Public License Download
Bonus Chatper 05: Red Hat Linux Packages By Group Download
Bonus Chapter 03: More Information Online Download
Bonus Chapter 01: Generic Linux Certifications Download