Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, 7th Edition

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Author: Wale Soyinka
Pub Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-0-07-184537-3
Pages: 848
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 71 Mb


Effectively set up and manage any version of Linux on individual servers or entire networks using this practical resource. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition features clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples. Find out how to configure hardware and software, work from the GUI or command line, maintain Internet and network services, and secure your data. Performance tuning, virtualization, containers, software management, and backup solutions are covered in detail.

  • Install and configure Linux, including the latest distributions from Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and RHEL
  • Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications
  • Set up and administer system services and daemons
  • Manage software from source code or binary packages
  • Customize, build, or patch the Linux kernel
  • Work with physical and virtual file systems, such as proc, SysFS, and cgroup
  • Understand networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, and sub-netting
  • Build reliable firewalls and routers with Netfilter (iptables and nftables) and Linux
  • Monitor and test network activity and minimize security threats
  • Create and maintain DNS, FTP, Web, e-mail, and VoIP servers
  • Share resources using GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba
  • Implement popular cloud-based technologies using Linux virtualization and containers using KVM and Docker

Table of Contents

PART I       Introduction, Installation, and Software Management
1      Technical Summary of Linux Distributions
2      Installing Linux in a Server Configuration
3      The Command Line
4      Managing Software

PART II     Single-Host Administration
5      Managing Users and Groups
6      Booting and Shutting Down
7      File Systems
8      Core System Services
9      The Linux Kernel
10    Knobs and Dials: API (Virtual) File Systems

PART III    Networking and Security
11    TCP/IP for System Administrators
12    Network Configuration
13    Linux Firewall (Netfilter)
14    Local Security
15    Network Security

PART IV    Internet Services
16    Domain Name System (DNS)
17    File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
18    Apache Web Server
19    Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
20    Post Office Protocol and Internet Mail Access Protocol (POP and IMAP)
21    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
22    Secure Shell (SSH)

PART V     Intranet Services
23    Network File System (NFS)
24    Samba
25    Distributed File Systems (DFS)
26    Network Information Service (NIS)
27    Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
28    Printing
29    Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
30    Virtualization
31    Backups

PART VI    Appendixes
A    Creating a Linux Installer on Flash/USB Devices
B    Demo Virtual Machine