From the Back Cover
Here, revised and updated by Linux experts, is your complete handbook for setting up and managing a Linux network using the 2005 releases of Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This all-new third edition starts with the basics--network planning, Red Hat Linux installation, and system configuration. It provides step-by-step instructions on monitoring system maintenance, optimizing Internet services, connecting to Microsoft, Apple, or Novell networks, administering users and groups, managing security, and solving problems. Special sections cover configuring a database server, creating a VNC server, providing Web services, and much more. With information on upgrading, customizing, and troubleshooting, this guide provides the ready reference you need to keep your network working.
Learn to do all this and more with your Red Hat Linux network Install, configure, and test two open-source relational databases, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and the major commercial database, Oracle Set up and manage utility services, such as an NTP time server and the Squid caching proxy server Add mailing lists, Web-based email, RSS feeds, and site search functionality to a basic Linux Web server Understand how SELinux's policy-based security works and how to work with SELinux Learn to customize the default RH desktop, GNOME, and KDE and how to manage common applications such as Web browsers, email clients, and productivity and multimedia programs
About the Author
Terry is the author of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 For Dummies and has co-authored and contributed to several other Linux books. He has been a technical editor for the following books: KDE Bible, The Samba Book, Unix Weekend Crash Course, Red Hat Linux 9 For Dummies, Solaris 9 For Dummies, Fedora Linux 2 For Dummies, and Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies.
Kurt Wall first touched a computer in 1980 when he learned FORTRAN on an IBM mainframe of forgotten vintage; things have improved since then. A professional technical writer by trade, a historian by training, and an all-around Linux guy by avocation, Kurt’s work history is diverse. These days, Kurt works in the Customer Engineering group at TimeSys Corporation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His primary responsibilities include building and maintaining TimeSys’s Developer Exchange and working with portal customers and users. He also fixes broken servers, writes documentation, and builds TimeSys software.
Kurt, who dislikes writing about himself in the third person, receives entirely too much e-mail at email@example.com.