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Linux: The Complete Reference, Fifth Edition (Red Hat 7.3 DVD Included)

by: Richard Petersen

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Publisher: MCGRAW-HILL,Aug-2002

Category: LINUX Level: B/I/A

ISBN: 007222505X
ISBN13: 9780072225051

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Truly a complete reference, as previous editions only covered Red Hat in detail but in this edition has expanded to thoroughly cover SuSE and Caldera. Updated material in this new edition includes coverage on: Linux kernel 2.4, Gnome 2.0, and KDE 3.0.


  Description


  Tap into the power of Linux using this comprehensive and easy-to-use reference. Featuring a bonus DVD which contains previously unavailable source code and over 1500 applications found on the Red Hat Linux 7.3 distribution (usually on 5 CD-ROMs) this valuable reference includes up-to-date coverage of everything from installation and configuration to system administration and programming.


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  The Ultimate In-Depth Linux Resource!


  Maximize the powerful capabilities of Linux using this comprehensive and up-to-date reference. Featuring detailed coverage of everything from installation and configuration to system administration and server management, this valuable reference covers all the new distributions of Linux--including Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Debian, and Caldera--and the Linux kernel 2.4. Updated chapters include full coverage of system, network, security, and server setup tasks as well as a discussion of GUI interfaces (Gnome and KDE), security concerns, TCP/IP network configuration, Internet tools, and software management. And, the enclosed DVD contains over 1500 applications and corresponding source code for the entire Red Hat Linux 7.3 distribution--normally available on 5 CD-ROMs. For anyone wanting to learn to install, administer, or program using the latest Linux platform, this is your one-stop guide.


  Learn to configure and administer different Linux distributions including the latest versions of SuSE, Mandrake, Red Hat, and Caldera


  Master KDE, Gnome, office and multimedia applications, the shell, file systems, and Internet clients including mail, ftp, news, and Web tools


  Set up and manage servers-- wu-ftpd and ProFTP (FTP), Apache (Web), Sendmail and Qpopper (mail), Squid (proxy), LPRng and CUPS (print), and HTDig (search)


  Use network configuration tools and servers including SAMBA, NFS, NIS, and BIND (DNS)


  Manage users, services, CD and DVD writers, journaling file systems, RAID devices, and printers (remote and local), as well as reconfigure the kernel and its modules


  Ensure system and network security using packet filtering (firewalls), authentication, digital signatures, intrusion detection, and encryption methods--including IP Tables, GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), Tripwire, the Secure SHell (SSH), and Kerberos.


  Deploy powerful desktop, office, database, graphic, editing, and Internet applications


  Update distribution software automatically on Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, and SuSE.

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        Part I: Introduction


      1: Introduction to Linux


      2: Installing Linux


      3: Interface Basics


        Part II: Basic Setup


      4: System Configuration


      5: Network Configuration


      6: Security Configuration


      7: Setting Up a Local Area Network with Linux


        Part III: Environments


      8: The K Desktop Environment: KDE


      9: Gnome


      10: The Shell


      11: The Linux File Structure


      12: Shell Configuration


        Part IV: Clients and Applications


      13: Mail and News Clients


      14: Web, FTP, and Java Clients


      15: Network Tools


      16: Office Applications


      17: Database Management Systems, Graphic Tools, and Multimedia


      18: Editors


        Part V: Servers


      19: Server Management


      20: FTP Servers


      21: Web Servers: Apache


      22: Domain Name Service


      23: Mail Servers: SMTP, POP, and IMAP


      24: News, Proxy, and Search Servers


        Part VI: System Administration


      25: Basic System Administration


      26: Boot Management Tools


      27: Managing Users


      28: Software Management


      29: File System Administration


      30: Devices and Printers


      31: Kernel Administration


      32: The X Window System, XFree86, and Display Managers


        Part VII: Network Administration


      33: Configuring Network Connections


      34: NFS, NIS, and AppleTalk


      35: Samba


      36: Administering TCP/IP Networks


      37: Network Security: Firewalls, Encryption, and Authentication


          A : About the DVD-ROM


  Author Biography


  Richard Petersen has an MLIS in library and information studies and teaches UNIX and C/C++ courses at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Linux: The Complete Reference (all four previous editions), Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide, and many other titles.

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