Linux: The Complete Reference

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Tap into the power of Linux using this comprehensive and easy-to-use reference. Featuring a bonus DVD, which contains previously unavailable source code and over 1500 applications found on the Red Hat Linux 7.3 distribution (usually on 5 CD-ROMs), this valuable reference includes up-to-date coverage of everything from installation and configuration to system administration and programming.

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The Ultimate In-Depth Linux Resource!

Maximize the powerful capabilities of Linux using this comprehensive and up-to-date reference. Featuring detailed coverage of everything from installation and configuration to system administration and server management, this valuable reference covers all the new distributions of Linux including Red Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, Debian, and Caldera and the Linux kernel 2.4. Updated chapters include full coverage of system, network, security, and server setup tasks as well as a discussion of GUI interfaces (Gnome and KDE), security concerns, TCP/IP network configuration, Internet tools, and software management. And, the enclosed DVD contains over 1500 applications and corresponding source code for the entire Red Hat Linux 7.3 distribution normally available on 5 CD-ROMs. For anyone wanting to learn to install, administer, or program using the latest Linux platform, this is your one-stop guide.


-Learn to configure and administer different Linux distributions including the latest versions of SuSE, Mandrake, Red Hat, and Caldera
-Master KDE, Gnome, office and multimedia applications, the shell, file systems, and Internet clients including mail, ftp, news, and Web tools
-Set up and manage servers wu-ftpd and ProFTP (FTP), Apache (Web), Sendmail and Qpopper (mail), Squid (proxy), LPRng and CUPS (print), and HTDig (search)
-Use network configuration tools and servers including SAMBA, NFS, NIS, and BIND (DNS)
-Manage users, services, CD and DVD writers, journaling file systems, RAID devices, and printers (remote and local), as well as reconfigure the kernel and its modules
-Ensure system and network security using packet filtering (firewalls), authentication, digital signatures, intrusion detection, and encryption methods including IP Tables, GNU Privacy Guard (GPG), Tripwire, the Secure SHell (SSH), and Kerberos.
-Deploy powerful desktop, office, database, graphic, editing, and Internet applications
-Update distribution software automatically on Red Hat, Mandrake, Debian, and SuSE.

About the Author:

Richard Petersen has an MLIS in library and information studies and teaches UNIX and C/C++ courses at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of Linux: The Complete Reference (all four previous editions), Linux Programming: A Beginner's Guide, and many other titles.

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