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Red Hat® Linux® 6 in Small Business

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  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Red Hat Linux 6 In Small Business If you run a small business or organization or just a home network, then Linux is the network solution for you - a robust, multifunctional platform with a wealth of software ... and a very attractive price. But where to start? Red Hat Linux 6 in Small Business is your road map to this revolutionary open source operating system - a savvy guide that shows you step-by-step how to put Linux to work in your business. Even better, you get a complete Linux distribution and lots more on the companion CD-ROMs - everything you need to get up and running right away. Whether you choose Linux for workstations, file-and-print servers, Web servers, databases, gateways, or firewalls, this unique book-and-software package is your guide to easy Linux implementation - and proven small business solutions. Working Linux Solutions for Small Business Challenges: Install and configure Linux with step-by-step instructions Get help from recommended resources - including the Linux Documentation Project Administer and troubleshoot your server with tips for managing users Share files and printers with Samba Connect to the Internet with PPP connections Create and monitor a firewall for security Set up an e-mail server and Intranet Web server Word process, create spreadsheets, and make presentations with ApplixWare's full-featured desktop office suite Back up Linux and Windows computers across your network to a central location with the Arkeia automated backup software Bonus! 2 CD-ROMs with a complete Linux distribution plus: ApplixWare office suite demo Arkeia automated network backup system demo Diald networking scripts Firewall scripts (ipchains) DNS (Domain Name Server) scripts E-mail server configuration And more! www.idgbooks.com System Requirements: IBM-compatible 486 or later, 8MB RAM, 200MB hard disk space, CD-ROM drive, Ethernet network card and modem recommended.

Author Biography

About the Authors Paul G. Sery is a UNIX systems administrator for Productive Data Systems, Inc., in support of Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A Linux expert, he is the author of Linux Network Toolkit (IDG Books). Eric Harper is a systems administrator, consultant, and writer. A contributor to PC Magazine, he spent more than three years evaluating UNIX, NetWare, and Windows NT networking products for LANTimes magazine's Testing Center and is the author of several books on networking, His own small business network includes Linux, NetWare, and Windows boxes.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xiv
Part I Building and Using a Basic Linux Computer
Installing Red Hat Linux
Navigating Linux
Editing Files
Configuring the X Window System
Getting Help
Part II Managing Your Linux Network
Administering Your Linux Server
Managing Your Network
Sharing Files and Printers with Samba
Sharing Printers
Automating Network-wide Backups
Part III Connecting Your Network to the Internet
Connecting to the Internet
Creating a Simple Firewall
Configuring a Linux E-mail Server
Part IV Getting Work Done
Using Office Productivity Tools
Configuring an Intranet Web Server
Appendix A: Using Secure Shell 343(14)
Appendix B: What's on the CD-ROMs 357(2)
Glossary 359(6)
Index 365(29)
End User License Agreement 394(3)
GNU General Public License 397(9)
CD-ROM Installation Instructions 406

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