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As the deployment of Linux systems in production environments has accelerated, Linux administrators have longed for a book that addresses the challenges of this complex and exciting frontier. Linux Administration Handbook was written with this audience in mind. This book serves both as a valuable tutorial for the novice administrator and as a trustworthy reference for the seasoned professional. Using the practical approach of their highly regarded UNIX System Administration Handbook, the authors describe every aspect of Linux system administration and cover the following major Linux distributions: Red Hat Linux, SuSE Linux, Debian GNU/Linux.
Replete with war stories and hard-won insights, this book examines how Linux systems behave in real-world ecosystems, not how they might behave in ideal environments. Difficult tasks are described in all their complexity, including DNS configuration, networking, sendmail configuration, security management, kernel building, performance analysis, and routing. The book's many true-life examples will help administrators implement solutions that continue to work effectively as their operations grow.
"As this book shows, Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their proprietary counterparts. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of its thousands of developers, Linux is more ready than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world. The authors of this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most capable hands."
"I'm absolutely amazed to see a computing book that focuses on concepts and how to implement them instead of explaining man pages for dummies. I also find the historical remarks very interesting. Your book is the very best of its kind I have ever read."
Hanspeter Schmid, Bernafon, Switzerland
"I just wanted to tell you guys that I have learned more about system administration from your book than from $10,000 worth of training classes. This book has been an invaluable part of my day-to-day life as a system and network administrator."
Chris Bourne, Xapnet, Emeryville, CA
"The seminal work in the field. If you can have only one system administration book, this should be it."
Brad Knowles, Brussels, Belgium--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Humor is sprinkled throughout and the book is written in easy to understand, concise language.
The Linux Administration Handbook (with its sister book Unix System Administration Handbook) is a great book for Linux/UNIX Administrators.
Nemeth et al. have outdone themselves with the second edition of this handy reference and bedtime read.
Yeah, there is a newer edition out, but this one still works pretty darned well!Published 1 month ago by Paddy
The Linux Administration Handbook is a very in depth in Linux OS, I highly recommend it if you need to understand Linux administration.Published 10 months ago by Richard Wu
Excellent book for beginning administrators. However it is showing its age as it was printed before Linux kernal virtualization, Apache 2.x, ngix ,etc. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Valdez Ladd
I thought that I was buying a book--This was a sample chapter out of a larger book.
There were 12 pages of "Table of Contents" that looked like the book might be useful. Read more
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I bought the first edition of this book to introduce myself to the world of Linux. It is well structured and quite understandable for someone who is taking his first steps in the... Read morePublished on November 29, 2010 by Lefteris Karafilis
The Linux Administration Handbook is a must-read for experienced sysadmins. It not only explains how to configure many different Linux services, but also gives invaluable advice on... Read morePublished on March 19, 2010 by Steve E. Chapel
If you are new or have been using Linux for a short period of time, then this book is not for you.
Also, you do need to have administrator access privilege to Linux system. Read more
This guide gives a great overview of LINUX. Not an easy thing to do when there are so many different flavors of LINUX. Read morePublished on August 16, 2009 by A. Eha