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Linux System Administration

Vicki Stanfield and Roderick W.Smith

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ISBN 10: 0782127355 / ISBN 13: 9780782127355
Published by Sybex,, 2001
Used Condition: NearFine Copy, Hardcover
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Title: Linux System Administration

Publisher: Sybex,

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft Cover,

Book Condition:NearFine Copy,

Edition: Craig Hunt Linux Library,

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Linux is an Open Source software created by a loose coalition of dedicated programmers and distributed for free or in low-cost packages. It provides a powerful and stable operating system on inexpensive PC hardware. Linux is know for having a steep learning curve, and administrators need to quickly achieve a high degree of expertise in order to configure, secure, and administer their systems effectively. This text aims to get administrators up to speed on Linux quickly. It is part of the Craig Hunt Linux Library - an eight-book set that provides in-depth, advanced coverage of the key topics for Linux administrators.

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"Most Indispensable Linux Book"
—2001 Linux Journal Readers Choice Awards

Authoritative Answers to All Your Linux Questions

You can rely on the fully updated second edition of Linux System Administration for answers to all your questions about installing, configuring, and administering Linux. Written by two Linux experts, this book teaches you, step-by-step, all the standard and advanced techniques you need to know to set up and maintain a secure, effective Linux environment. Scores of clear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques in detail—so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals. Coverage includes:

  • Installing a Linux server
  • Setting up and maintaining user and group accounts
  • Setting up Linux system security
  • Sharing files using Samba and NFS
  • Implementing a backup strategy
  • Troubleshooting common Linux problems
  • Setting up the X Window System
  • Setting up TCP/IP and connecting to the Internet
  • Setting up a mail server
  • Maintaining filesystems and partitions
  • Configuring printers
  • Improving system performance
  • Writing shell scripts
  • Using Webmin for cross-distribution GUI administration
The Craig Hunt Linux Library
The Craig Hunt Linux Library provides in-depth, advanced coverage of the key topics for Linux administrators. Topics include Samba, Network Servers, DNS Server Administration, Apache, Security, and Sendmail. Each book in the series is either written by or meticulously reviewed by Craig Hunt to ensure the highest quality and most complete coverage for networking professionals working specifically in Linux environments.

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