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Title:
Inside Linux
Author:
Tobler, Michael.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : New Riders, 2001.
Physical Description:
xvi, 797 pages : b illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9780735709409
Format :
Book

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With in-depth complete coverage on the installation process, editing and typesetting, graphical user interfaces, programming system administration, and managing Internet sites, Inside Linux is the only book "smart users" new to Linux will need. Many of the users new to Linux have an understanding of computer technology and will be looking for just the right reference to fit their sophisticated needs. This book guides users to a high level of proficiency with all the flavors of Linux, and help them with crucial system administration chores. Inside Linux is different than other books available because it's a unique blend of a how-to and a reference guide.


Table of Contents

I Getting Startedp. 1
1 Introduction to Linuxp. 3
The Purpose of This Bookp. 4
What Is Linux?p. 4
Linux: Its Past and Presentp. 6
The Driving Forces Behind Linuxp. 6
How Is Linux Used?p. 7
The Future of Linuxp. 8
Linux Distributionsp. 9
Sources of Linux Information and Documentationp. 10
Summaryp. 13
2 Installing Linuxp. 15
Requirements Checklistp. 16
Planning Your Installationp. 26
Distribution-Specific Installationsp. 29
Summaryp. 53
3 Using Linuxp. 55
Linux Startupp. 55
Linux Shutdownp. 56
Logging In to Linuxp. 58
Logging Out of Linuxp. 59
Managing User Accountsp. 59
Moving Around in Linuxp. 64
Using Files and Directoriesp. 77
Some Basic Commandsp. 85
Summaryp. 92
4 Installing X Windowsp. 93
XFree86 Definedp. 94
Installing XFree86p. 95
Configuring XFree86p. 101
Summaryp. 130
5 Using X Windowsp. 131
Overview of the Graphical Environmentp. 132
Navigating Xp. 134
Window Managersp. 135
Exploring the Graphical Environmentp. 138
KDEp. 138
GNOMEp. 158
Summaryp. 171
II Configurationp. 173
6 Network Configurationp. 175
TCP/IP Overviewp. 175
Hardware Requirementsp. 180
Configuring TCP/IPp. 181
The rc Filesp. 185
Testing the Networkp. 195
Summaryp. 198
7 Hardware Configurationp. 201
Overviewp. 201
Hard Drivesp. 202
Modemsp. 205
Mousep. 205
Peripheral Computer Interface (PCI)p. 206
Video Cardsp. 207
Serial Portsp. 210
Sound Cardsp. 216
Summaryp. 221
III Linux Servicesp. 223
8 Email Services: SMTP and POPp. 225
Overviewp. 225
Comprehending Electronic Mailp. 226
MUA Programsp. 230
Using MUAsp. 231
The sendmail Packagep. 243
Summaryp. 254
9 File Transfer Protocol (FTP)p. 255
FTP Overviewp. 255
FTP Commandsp. 257
Using ftpp. 265
Configuring an FTP Serverp. 274
Summaryp. 279
10 Domain Name Service (DNS)p. 281
DNS Overviewp. 282
DNS Configurationp. 287
Summaryp. 301
11 Network Information Service (NIS)p. 303
Overviewp. 303
The NIS Modelp. 305
Structuring NISp. 307
Configuring NISp. 308
Additional NIS Commands and Filesp. 319
Summaryp. 324
12 Network File Service (NFS)p. 325
Overviewp. 325
NFS Design and Architecturep. 328
NFS and Linuxp. 332
Using the NFS Clientp. 344
Optimizing NFS on Low-Bandwidth Connectionsp. 348
Summaryp. 349
13 Dial-Up Networking Services: SLIP and PPPp. 351
Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP)p. 351
Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP)p. 372
Summaryp. 385
14 UNIX-to-UNIX Copy Programp. 387
UUCP Overviewp. 387
Basic UUCP Configurationp. 388
A UUCP Sessionp. 404
Summaryp. 410
15 Samba: Merging Linux and Windowsp. 413
Overviewp. 413
Obtaining and Installing Sambap. 416
Configuring Sambap. 420
Executing Sambap. 435
Using smbclientp. 438
Summaryp. 442
16 Apache Web Serverp. 443
Apache Overviewp. 443
Choosing an Apache Packagep. 444
Obtaining and Installing Apachep. 445
Apache Runtime Configurationp. 459
Starting and Stopping the Serverp. 461
Apache Log Filesp. 465
Special-Purpose Environment Variablesp. 465
Apache's Handler Usep. 466
Summaryp. 467
17 Internet News Servicep. 469
Overviewp. 469
Basic Usenet Mechanicsp. 471
Common Usenet Termsp. 481
NNTP Protocolp. 484
Configuring the NNTP Serverp. 495
Summaryp. 497
18 Print Servicesp. 499
Print Overviewp. 499
Printer Preliminariesp. 500
Configuring Print Servicesp. 505
Summaryp. 523
IV System Administrationp. 525
19 The Toolsp. 527
Overviewp. 527
Configuration, Maintenance, and Management Toolsp. 528
Productivity Toolsp. 565
Summaryp. 567
20 Booting and Shutdownp. 569
Overviewp. 569
The init Processp. 572
Using LILO, the Linux Loaderp. 577
Using LOADLIN, another Linux Loaderp. 580
Emergency Boot Floppy Disksp. 583
Summaryp. 584
21 Securityp. 585
Overviewp. 585
Physical Securityp. 587
Threats to Security Caused By Social Engineeringp. 591
Authenticationp. 592
File Securityp. 599
Network Accessp. 601
Summaryp. 607
22 Managing Accountsp. 609
Overviewp. 609
Managing Usersp. 611
Managing Groupsp. 620
Summaryp. 622
23 Other Administrative Tasksp. 625
Overviewp. 625
Root Accountp. 626
Rotating User Passwordsp. 627
System Backup and Restorationp. 628
Using cron and crontab Filesp. 636
System Monitoringp. 637
Summaryp. 646
V Quick Referencep. 649
24 Utility Programsp. 651
Overviewp. 651
Online Helpp. 652
Process Commandsp. 657
Summaryp. 665
25 Regular Expressionsp. 667
Overviewp. 667
Pattern Matchingp. 668
Metacharactersp. 670
Escapingp. 683
Whole Wordsp. 685
Summaryp. 687
VI Appendixesp. 689
A Other Sources of Informationp. 691
Booksp. 691
Magazinesp. 693
Usenet Newsgroupsp. 694
Mailing Listsp. 699
Linux Web Sitesp. 701
Linux FTP Sitesp. 707
B Common Questionsp. 709
Overviewp. 709
So What Is Linux?p. 710
What Distributions of Linux Are Available?p. 710
What Processors Does Linux Run On?p. 716
What Are Some of the Requirements of Linux?p. 717
Where Can I Get Linux?p. 718
Where Can I Find Software for Linux?p. 179
Can I Access Data on Drive Types Other Than Linux?p. 719
Can I Run Software Written for Other Operating Systems?p. 720
Where Can I Get Linux Information on the Internet?p. 720
Are Disk and File Utilities Available for Linux?p. 722
What Do I Do If I Forgot the root Password?p. 724
How Can I Share Linux/Windows Printers and Filesystems?p. 725
How Can I Mount a Windows95 Filesystem?p. 725
Do Viruses Exist on Linux?p. 725
How Are Linux Passwords Encrypted?p. 726
How Large Can a File Be Under Linux?p. 726
Are There Comparisons of Linux to Other Operating Systems?p. 726
What Is the Legal Status of Linux?p. 726
Do I Need to Repartition to Use Linux?p. 727
Can I Get Linux Preinstalled on a New Computer?p. 727
Indexp. 729

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