Written to provide a single reference for network administration in a Linux environment. Beginners and experienced users
should find the information they need to cover nearly all important administration activities required to manage a Linux
network configuration. Tries to cover the most important and common topics.Beginners to Linux
networking, even those with no prior exposure to Unix-like operating systems, have found this book good enough to help
them successfully get their Linux network configurations up and running and get them ready to learn more.
Touches on all the essential networking software included with the operating system, plus some hardware considerations.
Fully updated, the book now covers firewalls, including the use of ipchains and iptables (netfilter), masquerading, and
accounting. Other new topics include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration). Original material on serial
connections, UUCP, routing and DNS, mail and News, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been thoroughly updated. Kernel options
reflect the 2.2 kernel. However, some topics covered in other books (notably Samba and web server administration) are not
in this book.
Attempts to describe day-to-day administration and maintenance issues commonly faced by Linux system administrators. This
book is part of the Linux Documentation Project.
Summarizes the installation and configuration, as well as the day-to-day administrative and maintenance procedures that
should be followed to keep a Linux-based server or desktop system up and running. It is geared to an audience of both
corporate as well as home users. It is not intended to be a full overview of Unix operations, as there are several good
texts available as well as on-line documentation that can be referred to in cases where more detailed information is
In general, your Linux system can operate with a minimum of user maintenance. Routine tasks, such as rotating and
discarding of system logs, are automated. Therefore, for the most part, even with very little user intervention,
Linux will hum along doing its job. However, in cases of custom needs or system failure this documentation may prove
Master essential Linux troubleshooting tools, including strace, gdb, kdb, SysRq, /proc, and more
The indispensable start-to-finish troubleshooting guide for every Linux professional
A systematic, practical guide to Linux troubleshooting for every power user, administrator, and developer.
A four-step methodology for identifying and resolving every type of Linux-related system or application problem: errors,
crashes, hangs, performance slowdowns, unexpected behavior, and unexpected outputs. Youll learn exactly how to
use Linuxs key troubleshooting tools to solve problems on your own, and how to make effective use of the Linux
If you use Linux professionally, this book can dramatically increase your efficiency, productivity, and marketability.
If youre involved with deploying or managing Linux in the enterprise, it can help you significantly reduce operation
costs, enhance availability, and improve ROI.
For new users, this book is an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
Advanced users can consider it a desktop reference with the base knowledge needed for system and network administration.
Contains hundreds of real life examples to help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and feel encouraged
to try out things on your own.
A step by step approach to securing a Linux system from outside attack. Designed to be used and understood by both new and experienced Linux users.
Agustins Linux Manual (multiple links, see below)
This series is a step-by-step tutorial on GNU/Linux from installation to system administration, based on Mandrake Linux,
but relevant to other Linux distributions. Each link below is directly to a PDF for that volume.
Follows on the Linux From Scratch book (item above). Introduces and guides the reader through additions to the system
including networking, X support, sound support, printer support and scanner support.
Mainly aimed at those who have built a system based on the LFS book. It will also be useful for those who are using
other distributions, but for one reason or another want to manually build software and are in need of some assistance.
Can be used to create a range of diverse systems and so the target audience is probably nearly as wide as that of the LFS
book. If you found LFS useful, you should also like this.
Published in 2001, this book is written to help every Linux user, from the newbie whos just getting started, to
someone whos been around the block once or twice and wants to have a handy broad reference to all the capabilities of
this solid distribution. Included in this title are all of the tips, tricks, shortcuts, and hidden features that weve
come across in our extensive travels with Linux in general, and especially as they apply to OpenLinux eDesktop 2.4.
Linux introduction and and installation
Linux GUI: the KDE desktop environment
Basic Linux Command Line including utilities, text editors, programs, tools, writing scripts using many of the popular
environments, including Bash and Perl
Working with the Linux Server including Sendmail, Apache, and Samba
An overview of Linux geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide,
with exercises at the end of each chapter. For more advanced readers, aa desktop reference, and a collection of
the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples.
Links to other file formats of this book:
Covers TCP/IP layers, network protocols, firewall configuration, packet filtering as well as iptables and Netfilter
configuration to implement a secure Linux environment. It also covers Network Address Translation (NAT) and both
stateful and stateless packet filtering including a number of example scripts for firewall configuration.
The story of how Linux and the free software movement undercut the high-tech titans by writing their own
software and giving it away. This book covers the ups and downs, failures and successes, the struggles and teamwork.