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Red Hat Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Red Hat Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Naba Barkakati

ISBN: 978-0-764-52442-4

Jan 2003

840 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Red Hat continues to improve its version of Linux. And Red Hat Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies gives you eight different quick-reference guides in a single book. Taken together, these eight books provide detailed information on installing, configuring, and using Red Hat Linux.

What you’ll like most about this book is that you don’t have to read it sequentially chapter by chapter, or, for that matter, even the sections in a chapter. You can pretty much turn to the topic you want and quickly get the answer to your pressing questions about Red Hat Linux, be it about using the word processor or setting up the Web server. This book is for you if you're looking to

  • Install and configure Red Hat Linux from the CD-ROMs included with the book
  • Connect the Red Hat Linux PC to the Internet through a DSL or cable modem
  • Set up dial-up networking with PPP
  • Get tips, techniques, and shortcuts for specific uses of Red Hat Linux

Red Hat Linux All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies has eight books, each of which focuses on a small set of related topics. If you are looking for information on a specific topic, check the book names on the spine or consult the Table of Contents. These different minibooks in the desktop reference explain:

  • The basics of Red Hat Linux
  • The various aspects of a Red Hat Linux workstation
  • Networking
  • Using the Internet
  • System administration
  • Security
  • Servers
  • Programming

It’s time to get started on your Red Hat Linux adventure. With this guide, you can take out the CDs and install Red Hat Linux. Then, turn to a relevant chapter and let the fun begin. Before you know it, you’ll become an expert at Red Hat Linux!


Book I: Red Hat Basics.

Chapter 1: Introducing Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 3: Troubleshooting and Configuring Red Hat Linux.

Chapter 4: Trying Out Red Hat Linux.

Book II: Workstations and Applications.

Chapter 1: Exploring GNOME.

Chapter 2: Exploring KDE.

Chapter 3: Learning the Shell.

Chapter 4: Navigating the Red Hat Linux File System.

Chapter 5: Exploring Red Hat Linux Applications.

Chapter 6: Using Text Editors.

Book III: Networking.

Chapter 1: Connecting to the Internet.

Chapter 2: Setting Up a Local Area Network.

Chapter 3: Managing the Network.

Book IV: Internet.

Chapter 1: Reading Your Mail.

Chapter 2: Using the Web.

Chapter 3: Reading Newsgroups.

Chapter 4: Transferring Files with FTP.

Book V: Administration.

Chapter 1: Performing Basic System Administration.

Chapter 2: Managing Users.

Chapter 3: Managing the File System.

Chapter 4: Managing Applications.

Chapter 5: Managing Devices and Printers.

Chapter 6: Upgrading and Customizing the Kernel.

Book VI: Security.

Chapter 1: Understanding Network and Host Security.

Chapter 2: Securing the Host.

Chapter 3: Securing the Network.

Chapter 4: Performing Security Audits.

Book VII: Internet Servers.

Chapter 1: Managing the Servers.

Chapter 2: Running the Apache Web Server.

Chapter 3: Setting Up the FTP Server.

Chapter 4: Serving Up Mail and News.

Chapter 5: Setting Up DNS and NIS.

Chapter 6: Running Samba and NFS.

Book VIII: Programming.

Chapter 1: Red Hat Linux Programming Essentials.

Chapter 2: Programming in C.

Chapter 3: Writing Shell Scripts.

Chapter 4: Programming in Perl.

Appendix: About the CDs.


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