Linux administration handbook / Evi Nemeth . . . [ et al ]

Contributor(s): Nemeth, Evi
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, c2002Description: xxxi, 890 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780130084668; 0130084662 (pbk.)Subject(s): Operating systems (Computers) | LinuxDDC classification: 005.8
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Content
Basic administration

CHAPTER 1 WHERE TO START
Suggested background
Linux's relationship to UNIX
Linux and UNIX history
Linux distributions
etc.

CHAPTER 2 BOOTING AND SHUTTING DOWN
Bootstrapping
Booting PC's
Boot loaders: LILO and GRUB
Booting single -user mode
Startup scripts
etc.

CHAPTER 3 ROOTLY POWERS
Ownership of files and processes
The super user
Choosing a root password
Becoming root
Other pseudo-users

CHAPTER 4 CONTROLLING PROCESSES
Components of a process
The life cycle of a process

CHAPTER 5 THE FILESYSTEM
Pathnames
Mounting and unmourning file systems
The organization of the file tree
File types
File attributes

Chapter 6: Adding new users
The /etc/passwd file
The /etc/shadow file
The /etc/group file
Adding users
Removing users

Chapter 7: Serial devices
Serial standards
Alternative connectors
Hard and soft carrier
hardware flow control
Cable length
etc.

Chapter 8: Adding a disk
Disk interfaces
Disk geometry
An overview of the disk installation procedure
etc.

Chapter 9: Periodic processes
cron: schedule commands
The format of crontab files
Some common uses for cron

Chapter 10: Backups
Motherhood and apple pie
Backup devices and media
Setting up an incremental backup regime with dump
etc.

Chapter 11: Syslog and log files
Logging policies
Linux log files
logrote: manage files
etc.

Chapter 12: Drivers and kernel
Kernel adaption
Why configure the kernel?
Configuration methods
etc.

Networking
Chapter 13: TCP/IP networking
Chapter 14: Routing
Chapter 15: Network hardware
Chapter 16: The domain name system
Chapter 17: The network file system
Chapter 18: Sharing system files
Chapter 19: Electronic mail
Chapter 20: Network management and debugging
Chapter 21: Security
Chapter 22: Web hosting and internet servers

Bunch O'stuff
Chapter 23: Software installation and localization
Chapter 24: Printing
Chapter 25: Maintenance and environment
Chapter 26: Performance analysis
Chapter 27: Cooperating with windows
Chapter 28: Daemons
Chapter 29: Policy and politics


Includes bibliographical references and index.

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