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Product Details

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: surfing turtle press (February 10, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982099835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982099834
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,402,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is designed as an administration, networking, and security reference. Administration tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. The emphasis is on what administrators will need to know to perform key administration and security tasks. Topics covered include user management, time server settings, start up configuration, software management, kernel configuration, SELinux, and file system management. Server tools are covered as well as the underlying configuration files and system implementations. Topics covered include network connections, IP network administration, software management, Upstart service management, runlevels, and the Network Time Protocol. Key servers are examined, including Web, FTP, CUPS printing, NFS, and Samba Windows shares. Network support servers and applications covered include the Squid proxy server, the Domain Name System (BIND) server, DHCP, and IPtables firewalls.

The book is organized into six parts: system administration, security, and file system and device management, network services, shared resources, and network support.

Part 1 focuses on administrative tasks such as managing users, managing software with PackageKit, customizing the kernel, and setting up virtual systems.

Part 2 keys in on security tasks beginning with authorizations using PolicyKit. GPG encryption support with seahorse as well as the structure of public/private key encryption is covered. File and directory permissions, along with access controls are examined. SELinux tools and the format and command structure of SELinux configurations are discussed. SSH encryptions and Kerberos authentication are also examined. The security section ends with a detailed examination of IPtables firewalls and the system-config-firewall tool.

Part 3 deals with file systems and devices. File systems formats are discussed in detail along with mount and encryption operations. LVM and Linux RAID are covered. For devices, both HAL and udev are examined in detail. Backup applications for your file systems are then discussed.

Part 4 examines Internet servers as well as how all services are managed by Upstart using runlevels. Configuration and implementation of the Postfix mail server, the vsftpd FTP server, the Apache Web server, as well as news and database servers are covered in detail.

Part 5 deals with servers that provide shared resources on a local network or the Internet. Services examined include the Cups printing server, NFS Linux network file server, and Samba Windows file and printing server, and the GFS distributed file system.

Part 6 covers servers that provide network support: configuring network connections, the Squid proxy server, the Bind Domain Name System (DNS) server, DHCP servers, and IPv6 network addressing and monitoring.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marc Chelin on July 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
A week ago I wrote a very bad review on this book after reading 3 pages. There were 10 mistakes in the first three pages. I could not believe how bad this was and put the book down looking for another book. In all fairness to Richard Petersen, I picked it up again a week later and found that the book is pretty good. I have now read a few hundred pages with very few mistakes. It is very well laid out and Richard has methodically gone through each topic in such a way that it is easily understood.
I also admire him for writing a book which does not have a long shelf life due to the constant changes in this software. He has put a lot of work into this. Although all this info is available on the net, he has put it all in one place which is very convenient.
I recommend this book.
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This is a great book for anyone who wants to learn about linux and most specifically Fedora 10 Linux. I recently purchased this book because I wanted to get a command of Linux. I must say that that I have not been disappointed.

While there is not a whole lot of screenshots, all that you need to get a fully functioning machine up and running. By the time you are done reading this book, you will have a solid understanding of linux - DNS, DHCP, Firewall, FTP etc.
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