Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition

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Learn to install and administer Linux -- on an individual workstation or an entire network -- with this practical introductory guide. You’ll find everything you need to get up and running with any Linux distribution, including the latest version of Red Hat. Covering the new Linux kernel and featuring an expanded section on advanced networking, this book shows you how to install and configure Linux, set up Internet services, handle single-host administration, and much more.

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Essential Skills--Made Easy!

Tap into this tremendous learning tool and understand how to excel in the Linux environment. Featuring coverage of the latest versions of both Red Hat Linux and the Linux kernel, this updated instructional system is designed to show even the most novice user the keys to successful administration. Install and configure Linux, manage files and software, grant user rights, and more. Whether you are a complete newcomer to Linux, are moving from Windows NT to Linux, or are experimenting with bringing Linux to your network topology, let this resource help you get the most from the Linux open source operating system.

Designed for Easy Learning:

  • Modules--Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning
  • Critical Skills--Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module
  • Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions
  • Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Progress Checks--Quick self-assessment sections check your progress
  • Projects--Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module
  • Blueprints--Key networking configurations are illustrated in detail

About the Author:

Steven Graham is currently working at Array Networks as a Senior Performance Engineer. Graham was a Senior Unix System Administrator at an ISP, managing a large Red Hat Linux server farm. Before that he was the Manager of Technical Operations of the Computer Science Department at the University of California, Riverside, overseeing a heterogeneous environment with Linux and Windows 2000. Steven Graham graduated with a B.S in Computer Science from the University of California at Riverside in 1999.

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