Linux System Administration

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-03-01
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc
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As Linux continues to grow in market share as an enterprise operating system, system administrators need to solve problems in a wide range of applications and work environments. To help you get to the bottom of real- life problems quickly, Linux System Administration is organised around three common administration scenarios: Linux as a hub for a home or small office, Linux as LAMP system (Linux-Apache web server-MySQL database- PHP/Perl/Python scripting languages), and remote administration of Linux machines. Linux System Administration provides a solid background for Linux desktop users who want to move beyond the basics of Linux, and for experienced system administrators who are looking to gain more advanced skills.

Author Biography

Tom Adelstein works as a system administrator and a technical writer. He became a young author by accident in 1985 and has written prolifically ever since. Tom's career began in public accounting and investment banking where he excelled by using computer technology to help his companies become industry leaders in the financial service sector. In 1993, he decided to change industries completely to pursue information technology full time. He says he chose to follow his heart instead of his head.

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Table of Contents

Requirements for a Linux System Administrator
About This BookHow Can We Help?
Where Do You Start?
Do You Need a Book?
Who Needs You?
What System Managers Should Know About Linux
What's Next
Setting Up a Linux Multifunction Server
Server Requirements
Installing DebianLogging in Remotely
Configuring the Network
Changing the Default Debian Packages
Setting Up Quotas
Providing Domain Name Services
Adding a Relational Database: MySQL
Configuring Mail Securely with Postfix, POP3, and IMAP
Putting Apache to Work
Adding FTP Services with ProFTPD
Summarizing Your Web Statistics with Webalizer
Synchronizing the System Clock
Installing Perl Modules Needed by Spam Assassin
What's Next
The Domain Name System
DNS Basics Getting into the BIND
Setting Up a DNS Server
Configuring an Authoritative DNS Server
Editing the Configuration Files
BIND Tools
Troubleshooting BIND
What's Next
An Initial Internet-Ready Environment
Installing ISPConfig
Setting Up a Server and Users with ISPConfig
Safeguarding a Linux Web Server
What's Next
MailKey Mail Service Terms
Postfix, Sendmail, and Other MT
AsThe Postfix SMTP Mail Server on Debian
Adding Authentication and Encryption
Configuring POP3 and IMAP Mail Delivery Agents
Email Client Configuration
What's Next
Administering Apache
Static and Dynamic Files
A Simple LAMP Setup
Installation Apache Configuration Files
LogfilesSSL/TLS Encryptionsu
EXEC Support
Installing and Administering Drupal
Further Reading
Load-Balanced Clusters
Load Balancing and High Availability
Scaling Without LB and HA
Further Reading
Local Network Services
Distributed FilesystemsIntroduction to Samba
Configuring the Network
DHCP Gateway Services
Print Services
User Management
Virtualization in the Modern Enterprise
Why Virtualization Is Popular
High-Performance Computing
Installing Xen on Fedora 5
Installing VMwareVirtualization: A Passing Fad?
Scriptingbash Beginnings
Useful Elements for bash Scripts
Scripting Language Shootout
Further Reading
Backing Up Data
Backing Up User Data to a Server with rsynctar Archives
Saving Files on Optical Media
Backing Up and Archiving to Tape with Amanda
Backing Up MySQL Data
Appendix. bash Script Samples
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