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LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition


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  • Copyright 2002
  • Dimensions: K
  • Pages: 672
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-033351-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-033351-3

The only Linux sysadmin guide that's been tested and proven by 50,000+ Web users!

  • The proven Linux sysadmin's guide—read by 50,000+ Web users worldwide!
  • The only comprehensive system administration reference that's portable across all Linux distributions
  • Networking, security, shell scripting, kernel, TCP/IP, DNS, Web, mail, Samba, and much more
  • CD-ROM includes a complete HTML version of the book—the perfect portable reference!

Ready to truly master Linux system administration? Rely on the book that's been tested and proven by more than 50,000 Web users and Linux trainers worldwide: Paul Sheer's LINUX: Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition.

Sheer presents in-depth, real-world coverage of every key aspect of system administration: user management, security, networking, Internet services, package management, C programming, kernel compilation, hardware configuration, and much more. Unlike many competitive guides, it also contains extensive coverage of shell scripting and UNIX access controls. Real-life examples give working sysadmins a powerful resource for streamlining their work. It even contains detailed cross-references to LPI and RHCE certification topics, making it an exceptionally useful resource for exam preparation.

  • Linux configuration files-in extraordinary detail
  • Comprehensive networking coverage: TCP/IP, routing, Apache, Exim, Sendmail, Samba, name server configuration, and more
  • Linux commands, regular expressions, processes, and environment variables
  • Key Linux environments: from vi to X to postgreSQL
  • Linux filesystem permission model and organization
  • Linux device configuration: audio, Ethernet, PCI, SCSI, serial devices, CD-RW, and more

No matter what kind of Linux systems you're managing, no matter which distributions you use, LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition presents the techniques you need to succeed.


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Table of Contents

Chapter Summary.

 1. Introduction.

 2. Computing Sub-basics.

 3. PC Hardware.

 4. Basic Commands.

 5. Regular Expressions.

 6. Editing Text Files.

 7. Shell Scripting.

 8. Streams and sed—The Stream Editor.

 9. Processes, Environment Variables.

10. Mail.

11. User Accounts and Ownerships.

12. Using Internet Services.

13. LINUX Resources.

14. Permission and Modification Times.

15. Symbolic and Hard Links.

16. Pre-installed Documentation.

17. Overview of the UNIX Directory Layout.

18. UNIX Devices.

19. Partitions, File Systems, Formatting, Mounting.

20. Advanced Shell Scripting.

21. System Services and lpd.

22. Trivial Introduction to C.

23. Shared Libraries.

24. Source and Binary Packages.

25. Introduction to IP.

26. TCP and UDP.

27. DNS and Name Resolution.

28. Network File System, NFS.

29. Services Running Under inetd.

30. exim and sendmail.

31. lilo, initrd, and Booting.

32. init, ?getty, and UNIX Run Levels.

33. Sending Faxes.

34. uucp and uux.

35. The LINUX File System Standard.

36. httpd—Apache Web Server.

37. crond and atd.

38. postgres SQL Server.

39. smbd—Samba NT Server.

40. Named—Domain Name Server.

41. Point-to-Point Protocol—Dialup Networking.

42. The LINUX Kernel Source, Modules, and Hardware Support.

43. The X Window System.

44. UNIX Security.

A: Lecture Schedule.

B: LPI Certification Cross-Reference.

C: RHCE Certification Cross-Reference.

D: LINUX Advocacy FAQ.

E: The GNU General Public License Version 2.




When I began working with GNU/LINUX in 1994, it was straight from the DOSworld. Though UNIX was unfamiliar territory, LINUX books assumed that anyoneusing LINUX was migrating from System V or BSD—systems that I had never heardof. It is a sensible adage to create, for others to share, the recipe that you would mostlike to have had. Indeed, I am not convinced that a single unifying text exists, evennow, without this book. Even so, I give it to you desperately incomplete; but there isonly so much one can explain in a single volume.

I hope that readers will now have a single text to guide them through all facetsof GNU/LINUX.


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