Part One: 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: Exploring the Desktops.
Chapter 6: System Startup and Shutdown.
Chapter 7: The File System Explained.
Chapter 8: Examining the System Configuration Files.
Part Two: Network Services.
Chapter 9: Managing the X Window System.
Chapter 10: Configuring Printers.
Chapter 11: TCP/IP Networking.
Chapter 12: The Network File System.
Chapter 13: The Network Information System.
Chapter 14: Connecting to Microsoft and Novell Networks.
Chapter 15: Configuring a Database Server.
Chapter 16: Creating a VNC Server.
Chapter 17: Providing Additional Network Services.
Chapter 18: Optimizing Network Services.
Part Three: Internet Services.
Chapter 19: What Are Internet Services?
Chapter 20: Configuring BIND: The Domain Name System.
Chapter 21: Configuring Mail Services.
Chapter 22: Configuring FTP Services.
Chapter 23: Configuring a Web Server.
Chapter 24: Providing Web Services.
Chapter 25: Optimizing Internet Services.
Part Four: System Administration.
Chapter 26: Keeping Your System Updated with up2date and the Red Hat Network.
Chapter 27: Upgrading and Customizing the Kernel.
Chapter 28: Configuring the System at the Command Line.
Chapter 29: Administering Users and Groups.
Chapter 30: Installing and Upgrading Software Packages.
Chapter 31: Backing Up and Restoring the File System.
Chapter 32: Performance Monitoring.
Part Five: System Security and Problem Solving.
Chapter 33: Exploring SELinux Security.
Chapter 34: Implementing Network Security.
Chapter 35: Troubleshooting and Problem Solving.
Appendix A: Bash Shell Scripting.
Configuring a Database Server: installing, configuring, and basic testing of two open source relational databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and the major commercial database, Oracle
Creating a VNC Server: how to create a VNC server using Fedora Core and RHEL to enable telecommuters and other remote employees to access a Linux-based LAN and LAN-based services without needing to be in the office. This chapter also describes how to configure a Linux system as a VNC client.
Providing Convenience Services: how to set up non-essential LAN-based convenience services including a time server (NTP), a PalmPilot sync server, a content management system, and a streaming multimedia server.
Providing Web Services: how to add common and popular Web-based services to a basic Web server including mailing lists, blogs, Web-based email, Internet Relay Chat (IRC), RSS feeds, and site search functionality.
Exploring SELinux Security Basics: SELinux is the new (evidently preferred) security model for Fedora- and RHEL-based systems, so this chapter describes how SELinux's policy-based security works and how to work with SELinux.
Exploring the Desktops: default RH desktop, GNOME, will be explained. Coverage will also be provided for KDE. Some of the most used applications, such as a web browser, email client, multimedia and productivity applications will be described.
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- New material. Coverage of RHEL4, exercises added throughout the book, and 4 CDs with full Fedora Core 4 installation. New coverage on SE Linux security basics, the desktop and applications, Network File Systems version 4, how to configure a database server, now to create a VNC server, how to provide web services (IRC, RSS feeds, mailing lists)and how to provide convenience services such as a CMS, a streaming multimedia server, a PalmPilot sync server, and time server (NTP).