- Paperback: 696 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall (March 27, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0131861506
- ISBN-13: 978-0131861503
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.5 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,962,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Where has this book been all my professional life? It is about time someone wrote this book. The author covers many basic, practical issues that other authors omit in a format that makes for a great troubleshooting reference and for casual perusing. There are a lot of books available that give a broad overview of system and network administration, and there are a lot of detailed books on each specific topic covered in this book, but I don't know of any other place where I can get so much useful, practical information on such a wide range of topics in such a concise and readable form. I will highly recommend it to my friends and colleagues who are trying to manage their own systems. I am anxious to show it to our instructors who teach data communications and networks as a possible text or lab manual."
Ron McCarty, instructor and program chair, Computer Science, Penn State Erie
"This book takes a very unique approach and is very flexible. It offers a great deal to the home user, students, small businessesall the way to any Linux sys admin that needs a handy reference. I found it very refreshing in terms of style, stated goals, presentation, ease of use, direction, and the "present and future" value of the content. In other words the author is very current and knowledgeable. I would recommend this book to every level from programmer to manager."
Joe Brazeal, Information Technician III, Southwest Power Pool
"This book is an excellent resource for new Linux administrators. I was impressed with the comprehensive set of 35 topic chapters, making this book a very useful reference. I know of no other work like this."
George Vish II, Linux curriculum program manager and senior education consultant, Hewlett-Packard Education
"I would recommend this book to novice Linux users and administrators. It covers a lot of topics, and makes it easy for readers to follow along."
Bret Strong, education consultant, Hewlett-Packard Company
"Linux Quick Fix Notebook is a well-written guide to designing, installing, and maintaining Linux servers. Many Linux reference texts are just simple rewrites of Linux ¨man¨ and ¨info¨ pages, but this book addresses the real issues that systems administrators encounter when working with Linux. The author provides a pedagogical guide to learning Linux server administration. In addition, the book includes step-by-step information so that users can quickly take advantage of the best that open source software has to offer today. I would recommend this book to both beginning and intermediate users of Linux."
Joseph Naberhaus, Professor of Networking, Universidad Del Mar
An indispensable guide for every Linux administrator
Instant access to precise, step-by-step solutions for every essential Linux administration task
From basic configuration and troubleshooting to advanced security and optimization
If you're responsible for delivering results with Linux, Linux® Quick Fix Notebook brings together all the step-by-step instructions, precise configuration commands, and real-world guidance you need. This distilled, focused, task-centered guide was written for sysadmins, netadmins, consultants, power users...everyone whose livelihood depends on making Linux work, and keeping it working.
This book's handy Q&A format gives you instant access to specific answers, without ever forcing you to wade through theory or jargon. Peter Harrison addresses virtually every aspect of Linux administration, from software installation to security, user management to Internet serviceseven advanced topics such as software RAID and centralized LDAP authentication. Harrison's proven command-line examples work quickly and efficiently, no matter what Linux distribution you're using. Here's just some of what you'll learn how to do:
Build Linux file/print servers and networks from scratch
Troubleshoot Linux and interpret system error messages
Control every step of the boot process
Create, manage, secure, and track user accounts
Install, configure, and test Linux-based wireless networks
Protect your network with Linux iptables firewalls
Set up Web, e-mail, DNS, DHCP, and FTP servers
And much more...
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About the Author
About the Author
Peter Harrison has been fascinated by computers since the early 1980s. He was the founding president of PCJAM, Jamaica's first computer user group, and was the principal systems engineer responsible for the computerization of the island's tax collection and social security systems.
He then sought new opportunities as the western Caribbean representative for a Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals firm and later became the international sales manager for a West Indian rum company. Before moving to Silicon Valley he ran Trinidad and Tobago's first industrial trade office to Latin America.
Peter has since worked extensively in the Internet sector deploying large-scale data centers and Web sites. Extensive use of Linux in this environment combined with his varied business background has helped him create this highly readable book for the newbie, the techie, and their bosses.
In his quieter moments, Peter enjoys the art and literature of the Caribbean and Latin America. Long rides on his bicycle provide another guilty pleasure. Peter likes to relax with his family on short weekend trips to the many attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Part 1 - The Linux File Server Project: Why Host Your Own Site?; Introduction To Networking; Linux Networking; Simple Network Troubleshooting; Troubleshooting Linux With syslog; Installing RPM Software; The Linux Boot Process; Configuring The DHCP Server; Linux Users And sudo; Windows, Linux, And Samba; Sharing Resources With Samba; Samba Security And Troubleshooting; Linux Wireless Networking
Part 2 - The Linux Web Site Project: Linux Firewalls Using iptables; Linux FTP Server Setup; Telnet, TFTP, And xinetd; Secure Remote Logins And File Copying; Configuring DNS; Dynamic DNS; The Apache Web Server; Configuring Linux Mail Servers; Monitoring Server Performance; Advanced MRTG For Linux; The NTP Server
Part 3 - Advanced Topics: Network-Based Linux Installation; Linux Software RAID; Expanding Disk Capacity; Managing Disk Usage With Quotas; Remote Disk Access With NFS; Centralized Logins Using NIS; Centralized Logins Using LDAP And RADIUS; Controlling Web Access With Squid; Modifying The Linux Kernel To Improve Performance; Basic MySQL Configuration; Configuring Linux VPNs
Appendices: Miscellaneous Linux Topics; Codes, Scripts, And Configurations; Fedora Version Differences; syslog Configuration And Cisco Devices; Index
Harrison does a great job in hitting the target audience. He is writing to "proficient beginners, students, and IT professionals" who understand the theory but need a little nudge on the command formatting. As a result, there's less emphasis on explaining a lot of "why" material so that he can devote more time and space to the "how to" material. I must say he definitely nails that mark. He also spends a lot of time on troubleshooting issues (Samba, network connectivity, etc) because that's where the average reader is going to be floundering if they don't know the answer. By having a concise volume that covers the major areas of concern, you should be able to either quickly fix the problem or rule out a number of potential issues. Practicality rules in this book...
He also avoids the "which version of Linux are you on" issue by concentrating on the command line interface. The material you'll learn here is applicable to all versions of Linux, because he doesn't work with any graphical interfaces which may or may not have an equivalent in all Linux distributions. So while there might be easier ways to do some of the tasks listed here, you won't be locked out from any of them due to picking the "wrong" distribution.
A very good practical book for Linux admins, and one that should get lots of wear and tear...
I feel the author has done a tremendous job of understanding what the user needs and then working backwards. I wish more authors would follow this approach.
Great job !!
This is surely a must have book. It's been a while since I see some book with so much content !!!.
Linux Quick Fix Notebook, was instrumental in assisting me to study and prepare for the RHCT and RHCE exams. My background was primarily in the Windows/Intel platform, and this book made the transition to the Linux universe, easy and understandable.
Keep writing `em and I'll keep buying `em.
Linux Quick Fix Notebook is a work of art. Imagine a "techie" that can explain new and foreign computer concepts in regular users terms.
an ftp server, mysql server & a web server.Unlike most of the computer books on my shelf, this one is does exactly what it says on the cover, it's full of solutions to everyday administration problems along with a very good apendix of all those difficult config. scripts. Every **nx administrator should have a copy of this book on their book shelf
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