Linux System Administration Recipes

A Problem-Solution Approach

By Juliet Kemp

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The job of Linux systems administrator is interrupt-driven and requires constant learning in byte-wise chunks. This book gives solutions to modern problems—even some you might not have heard of—such as scripting LDAP, making Mac clients play nice with Linux servers, and backup, security, and recovery scripts.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2449-5
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: October 13, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • Print Book Price: $34.99
  • eBook Price: $24.99
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The job of Linux systems administrator is interrupt-driven and requires constant learning in byte-wise chunks. This book gives solutions to modern problems—even some you might not have heard of—such as scripting LDAP, making Mac clients play nice with Linux servers, and backup, security, and recovery scripts. Author Juliet Kemp takes a broad approach to scripting using Perl and bash, and all scripts work on Debian or Red Hat lineage distributions. Plus, she dispenses wisdom about time management, dealing with desperate colleagues, and how to avoid reinventing the wheel!

  • Learn how to love LDAP scripting and NFS tuning
  • Make Perl serve you: don't be enslaved by Perl
  • Learn to change, craft, and feel empowered by recipes that change your life

What you’ll learn

  • Centralize your network using LDAP and NFS
  • Speak the language of different file systems
  • Know when to use Perl or when to stick to sed and awk
  • Treat security concerns with Perl, bash, and intelligence
  • Learn how to trace errant system calls and misbehaving colleagues

Who this book is for

System administrators in need of quick succor and guidance when interruptions prevent the smooth running of a network.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Saving Yourself Effort
  2. Centralizing Your Network: Kerberos, LDAP, and NFS
  3. Monitoring and Updating
  4. Taking Backups and Managing Data
  5. Working with Filesystems
  6. Securing Your Systems
  7. Working with Apache
  8. Using the Command Line Better
  9. Working with Text in Files
  10. Things Going In, Things Going Out
  11. Tracking Down Bugs
  12. Managing Time and People
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