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.
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
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
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
36: Administering TCP/IP Networks
37: Network Security: Firewalls, Encryption, and Authentication
A : About the DVD-ROM
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.