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Pro Linux System Administration

By James Turnbull , Peter Lieverdink , Dennis Matotek

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We can all be Linux experts, provided we invest the time in learning the craft of Linux administration. Pro Linux System Administration makes it easy for small- to medium-sized businesses to enter the world of zero-cost software running on Linux and covers all the distributions you might want to use, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1912-5
  • User Level: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Publication Date: June 23, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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We can all be Linux experts, provided we invest the time in learning the craft of Linux administration. Pro Linux System Administration makes it easy for small- to medium–sized businesses to enter the world of zero–cost software running on Linux and covers all the distros you might want to use, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS. Authors, and systems infrastructure experts James Turnbull, Peter Lieverdink, and Dennis Matotek take a layered, component–based approach to open source business systems, while training system administrators as the builders of business infrastructure.

If you want to implement a SOHO or SMB Linux infrastructure, Pro Linux System Administration clearly demonstrates everything you need. You’ll find this book also provides a solid framework to move forward and expand your business and associated IT capabilities, and you’ll benefit from the expertise and experienced guidance of the authors. Pro Linux System Administration covers

  • An introduction to using Linux and free and open source software to cheaply and efficiently manage your business
  • A layered model that allows your infrastructure to grow with your business
  • Easy and simple–to–understand instructions including configurations, examples, and extensive real–world hints and tips

What you’ll learn

  • Linux architecture
  • How to build, back up, and recover Linux servers
  • Creating basic networks and network services with Linux
  • Building and implementing Linux infrastructure and services including mail, web, databases, and file and print
  • Implementing Linux security
  • Understanding Linux performance and capacity planning issues

Who this book is for

This book is for small to medium–sized business owners looking to run their own IT, system administrators considering migrating to Linux, and IT systems integrators looking for an extensible Linux infrastructure management approach.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Introducing Linux
  2. Installing Linux
  3. Linux Basics
  4. Users and Groups
  5. Startup and Services
  6. Networking and Firewalls
  7. Package Management
  8. Storage Management and Disaster Recovery
  9. Infrastructure Services: NTP, DNS, DHCP, and SSH
  10. Mail Services
  11. Web and SQL Services
  12. File and Print Sharing
  13. Backup and Recovery
  14. Networking with VPNs
  15. Collaborative Services
  16. Directory Services
  17. Performance Monitoring and Optimization
  18. Logging and Monitoring
  19. Configuration Management
  20. Virtualization
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