Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, 7th Edition
- Paperback: 848 pages
- Publisher: WOW! eBook; 7th edition (December 30, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0071845364
- ISBN-13: 978-0071845366
Now with a downloadable virtual machine showcasing the book’s test system configuration and updated for the latest Linux kernel release, the Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, 7th Edition teaches system administrators how to set up and configure Linux quickly and easily.
The Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition takes a proven, step-by-step approach to teaching the fundamentals of Linux system administration, including set-up, configuration, maintenance, networking, and security. Written for all beginner-level system and network admins, this beginner’s guide makes it easy for you to translate your basic admin knowledge to Linux system administration and tackle real-world Linux system administration issues.
Part I begins with instructions for Linux server and software installation. Part II details all that is necessary to manage a stand-alone system and Part III introduces Linux security and networking. The remainder of the book is divided into two parts, Part IV: Internet Services and Part V: Intranet Services. The book’s step-by-step design prompts you to follow along and configure your own system. This new edition features a virtual machine showcasing the example system configuration, allowing you to test and compare your own configuration.
- Install and configure Linux, including the latest distributions from Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and RHEL
- Manage users, permissions, files, folders, and applications
- Set up and administer system services and daemons
- Manage software from source code or binary packages
- Customize, build, or patch the Linux kernel
- Work with physical and virtual file systems, such as proc, SysFS, and cgroup
- Understand networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, IPv4, and IPv6
- Build reliable firewalls and routers with Netfilter (iptables and nftables) and Linux
- Monitor and test network activity and minimize security threats
- Create and maintain DNS, FTP, web, e-mail, print, LDAP, and VoIP servers
- Share resources using GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba
- Implement popular cloud-based technologies using Linux virtualization and containers using KVM and Docker
Effectively set up and manage any version of Linux on individual servers or entire networks using this practical resource. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, 7th Edition features clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples. Find out how to configure hardware and software, work from the GUI or command line, maintain Internet and network services, and secure your data. Performance tuning, virtualization, containers, software management, and backup solutions are covered in detail.