ESSENTIAL LINUX ADMINISTRATION: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS introduces you to the various aspects of Linux administration. Each chapter is designed to give you an overview of a specific topic, along with some practical "how-to" material that you can apply immediately. The first three chapters set the stage, providing an overview of operating system concepts, Linux history, and instructions for installing Linux for use as a server. The remaining chapters are designed to teach specific administrative tasks. ESSENTIAL LINUX ADMINISTRATION will help you develop the skills you need to be a competent network administrator using Linux.
Chuck Easttom has 15 years' experience in the IT industry and has been an expert witness on several computer-related cases. He is the author of ten computer-science books including two textbooks on computer security. He was also one of the subject matter experts who helped to create CompTIA's Security+ certification test. He has been a frequent guest speaker on computer security at various computer groups and campuses including Harvard and Columbia. He holds more than a dozen computer industry certifications.
Introduction. 1. Introduction to Linux. 2. System Installation. 3. File System. 4. Controlling Processes. 5. User and Group Management. 6. System Services. 7. Hardware Issues. 8. Remote Access. 9. TCP/IP. 10. Network configuration. 11. Network Security. 12. Network File System. 13. Shell Scripting. 14. Interoperability with Windows. 15. DNS. 16. Email Servers. 17. Web and FTP Servers. 18. Database Servers. 19. Performance and Optimization. 20. Configuration Management. 21. Logging and Monitoring. 22. Load Balancing. 23. Virtualization. Glossary. Index. Appendix A: Linux Distributions. Appendix B: Linux Shall Commands.