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Integrate Linux solutions into your Windows network
Puryear, Dustin.
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Publication Information:
Rocklin, CA : Prima Tech, [2000]

Physical Description:
xxviii, 803 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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An integrated network comprises multiple operating systems with multiple servers dedicated to specific tasks. Administrators bring Linux into networks for many reasons: reliability, cost-effectiveness, ease of integration, and hardware compatibility. It's a viable solution for many network administrators because it can easily be added to a growing network or replace outdated functions. For example, Linux is known for its outstanding capabilities as a print, file, Web, and mail server.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xxv
Part I Knowing, Using, and Configuring Linuxp. 1
Chapter 1 Getting to Know Linuxp. 3
Understanding Key Linux Conceptsp. 4
Understanding Linux Operating System Fundamentalsp. 14
TCP/IP Servicesp. 28
Parting Thoughtsp. 32
Chapter 2 Using Linuxp. 33
Interacting with Linux Using the Bourne Again Shellp. 34
Using Advanced Shell Techniquesp. 48
Controlling Processesp. 72
Viewing System Status Informationp. 76
Working with Files and Directoriesp. 86
Working with the Text Filesp. 101
Working with Your Networkp. 120
Parting Thoughtsp. 128
Chapter 3 Understanding Linux Administrationp. 129
Introducing Basic System Administrationp. 130
Administering Linux Usersp. 136
Administering Filesystemsp. 142
Administering Network Servicesp. 160
Administering Printersp. 173
Tuning the Linux Kernel for Your Needsp. 180
Parting Thoughtsp. 194
Part II File and Print Servicesp. 195
Chapter 4 Integrating Windows and Linux SMB/CIFS Services Using Sambap. 197
Introducing Sambap. 199
Understanding How Samba Worksp. 202
Choosing the Serverp. 206
Getting and Installing Sambap. 211
Configuring Your Servicesp. 218
Using Samba Variablesp. 225
Using SWATp. 227
Configuring Windows Computers for Sambap. 232
Samba Toolsp. 243
Parting Thoughtsp. 260
Chapter 5 Using Samba for Windows Access Control, Files, and Printersp. 261
Authenticating and Authorizing Usersp. 262
Sharing Filesp. 292
Supporting Network Printing with Sambap. 308
Parting Thoughtsp. 324
Chapter 6 Introducing Advanced Samba Services and Techniquesp. 325
Maximizing Sambap. 326
Troubleshooting Sambap. 349
Parting Thoughtsp. 356
Part III Networking and Security Servicesp. 357
Chapter 7 Securing Your Network with Linuxp. 359
Introducing Securityp. 361
Securing Linux: The First Stepp. 365
Building Firewalls and Proxies with Linuxp. 394
Parting Thoughtsp. 432
Chapter 8 Enabling Secure Remote Access and PPP Networkingp. 433
Facilitating Secure Remote Accessp. 434
Dial-In Access and Wide Area Networks Using PPPp. 470
Parting Thoughtsp. 508
Chapter 9 Offering Electronic Mail and Directory Servicesp. 509
Electronic Mail: The Golden Goosep. 510
Centralizing Information with Directory Servicesp. 551
Parting Thoughtsp. 590
Part IV Databases and Dynamic Web Sitesp. 591
Chapter 10 Serving Up Databases with MySQLp. 593
Installing MySQLp. 594
MySQL Programs and Layoutp. 598
Using MySQL and Learning SQL on the Wayp. 620
MyODBC: Accessing MySQL Databases from Windowsp. 663
Parting Thoughtsp. 666
Chapter 11 Offering Web Servicesp. 667
Understanding World Wide Web Fundamentalsp. 668
Using the Apache Web Serverp. 674
Parting Thoughtsp. 718
Chapter 12 Creating Web-Based Applications and Dynamic Sitesp. 719
Knowing the History of PHPp. 721
Installing PHPp. 722
Understanding Core PHPp. 724
Creating a PHP-and MySQL-Driven Web Sitep. 752
Parting Thoughtsp. 778
Appendix The GNU General Public Licensep. 779
Indexp. 787