- Series: Foundation
- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: Apress; 1st ed. edition (November 19, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1430219645
- ISBN-13: 978-1430219644
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1.2 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,961,500 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chivas Sicam occasionally works as an IT instructor and consultant. Prior to his hiatus from working full-time, he indulged himself as one of the system administrators in the engineering team of Defender Technologies Group. Chivas takes pride in being part of DOST-ASTI (Advanced Science and Technology Institute) on Bayanihan Linux. His team advocated the use of open source software for the computing needs of government agencies, schools, and small and medium-size enterprises in the Philippines. He enjoys technology, road trips, and keeping up to date on news of the Utah Jazz.
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The first 6 or so chapters are very much focused on getting a stand-alone CentOS machine up and running. New users to CentOS should encounter little to no difficulties as the explanations are clear, easy to read with CentOS 5 screenshots to guide one successfully over topics such as Bash, Client-Host Configuration, User Management, X Window System etc. etc.. For example, the first half of User Management shows how to manage users and groups via the graphical interface while the second half shows one how to implement the exact same information via the command line ( useradd, userdel ).
The middle portion of the book, chapters 10 to 15, I found most applicable to a production environment. There is of course the mandatory material on File Sharing, Mail and DNS Servers, Security and Package Management but there are also two fabulous chapters on Open Source Databases and Web Services. They discuss how to setup, configure and use PostgreSQL and MySQL. In addition the Apache webserver, virtual host configuration and adding PHP to Apache are beautifully presented. Very, very informative I must say.
The last few chapters finish with Enterprise features and functionality. Interested in compiling your own kernel. ' All you need is patience and practice and the kernels you make will serve you well to the end ' to quote the author and believe me, you can. Linux Virtualization is also discussed and the book finishes with a short section on the CentOS rescue environment. Hopefully, I may never have to put it into practice but it's great to have the safety net of information there just in case.
All in all a superb book. Certainly, if you are beginning Linux/CentOS or perhaps are a new Administrator searching for an all-in-one beginner to intermediate guide, then this is a good purchase.
Many great examples without being too verbose
Matches well to RHCE Curriculum too.