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UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition is today’s definitive guide to installing, configuring and maintaining any Unix or Linux system -- including the systems that provide core Internet and cloud infrastructure.
Now fully updated for today’s Linux distributions and cloud environments, it details best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, web hosting and scale-out, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, management of IT service organizations, and much more. For modern system and network administrators, this edition contains indispensable new coverage of cloud deployments, continuous delivery, Docker and other containerization solutions, and much more.
Part I. Basic Administration
1. Where to Start
2. Booting and Shutting Down
3. The Filesystem
4. Access Control and Rootly Powers
5. Controlling Processes
6. User Management
8. Periodic Processes
10. Syslog and Log Files
11. Software Installation and Management
12. The Kernel
13. Scripting and the Shell
14. Configuration Management
Part II. Networking
15. Physical Networking
18. DNS: Domain Name System
19. NFS: Network File System
20. HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
21. SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
22. Directory Services
23. Electronic Mail
24. Web Applications
25. Network Management and Debugging
Part III. Operations
26. Continuous Integration and Delivery
28. Cloud Computing
29. Containers and Virtualization
31. Performance Analysis
32. Policy and Politics