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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.


  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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