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Red Hat Linux 7.1 bible
Negus, Chris, 1957-
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Unlimited edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hungry Minds, Inc., 2001.
Physical Description:
xxx, 921 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
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Includes index.
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Whether you're a Linux newbie looking for goof-proof installation tips or a Red Hat veteran who wants the scoop on the latest networking, desktop, and server enhancements, this authoritative guide delivers all the information you need to make the most of Red Hat Linux 7.1. From customizing a desktop system to troubleshooting a network or setting up a Web server, it's the only reference you'll ever need to become a Red Hat Linux pro. Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Red Hat Linux
* Take advantage of expert tips for fast, painless installation
* Learn your way around the Linux shell, file system, and X Window system
* Master Linux administration, from automating system tasks to locking in security
* Discover how easy it is to set up a LAN and connect to the Internet
* Find expert help on tracking down and fixing typical network problems
* Get the scoop on configuring servers, from Web and print servers to e-mail and FTP servers
Red Hat Linux 7.1 on three CD-ROMs
* Apache Web Server
* New Linux 2.4 kernel
* Plus networking tools, Internet applications, text editors, graphics software, UNIX utilities, and much more
Unlimited Edition
* Read or download all-new chapters and articles
* Access a searchable online version of the book
Site content available only to owners of this book. See the last page for details. System Requirements: Intel 486-compatible or higher PC with CD-ROM drive. A minimum of 800MB free hard drive space (2.4GB recommended). At least 16MB RAM (32MB recommended).

Author Notes

About the Author Chris Negus has been working with UNIX systems, the Internet, and (more recently) Linux systems for nearly two decades. During that time, Chris worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, UNIX System Laboratories, and Novell, helping to develop the UNIX operating system. Features from many of the UNIX projects Chris worked on at AT&T have found their way into Red Hat and other Linux systems. During the past few years, Chris has written several books on UNIX and the Internet, including Caldera OpenLinux Bible, Internet Explorer 4 Bible, and Netscape Plug-ins For Dummies for Hungry Minds (formerly IDG Books Worldwide). He also co-wrote several books for Que Corporation, including The Complete Idiot's Guide to Networking (second and third editions) and Using UNIX (second edition). Chris's other writings include articles for Internet World, NetWare Connection, and Visual Developer magazines. At home, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheree, and his boys, Caleb and Seth. His hobbies include soccer, singing, and exercising with Sheree.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Part I Getting Started in Red Hat Linuxp. 1
Chapter 1 An Overview of Red Hat Linuxp. 3
Chapter 2 Installing Red Hat Linuxp. 15
Part II Using Red Hat Linuxp. 61
Chapter 3 Getting to Know Red Hat Linuxp. 63
Chapter 4 Working with the Desktopp. 105
Chapter 5 Accessing and Running Applicationsp. 157
Chapter 6 Publishing with Red Hat Linuxp. 199
Chapter 7 Playing Games with Red Hat Linuxp. 239
Chapter 8 Multimedia in Red Hat Linuxp. 267
Chapter 9 Tools for Using the Internet and the Webp. 299
Part III Administering Red Hat Linuxp. 347
Chapter 10 Understanding System Administrationp. 349
Chapter 11 Setting Up and Supporting Usersp. 385
Chapter 12 Automating System Tasksp. 411
Chapter 13 Backing Up and Restoring Filesp. 453
Chapter 14 Computer Security Issuesp. 487
Part IV Red Hat Linux Network and Server Setupp. 545
Chapter 15 Setting Up a Local Area Networkp. 547
Chapter 16 Connecting to the Internetp. 571
Chapter 17 Setting Up a Print Serverp. 613
Chapter 18 Setting Up a File Serverp. 635
Chapter 19 Setting Up a Mail Serverp. 669
Chapter 20 Setting Up an FTP Serverp. 709
Chapter 21 Setting Up a Web Serverp. 733
Chapter 22 Setting Up a News Serverp. 783
Chapter 23 Setting Up NISp. 807
Appendix A What's on the CD-ROMs?p. 819
Appendix B Red Hat Linux RPMsp. 821
Appendix C Running Networking Servicesp. 865
Indexp. 885
GNU General Public Licensep. 922
CD-ROM Installation Instructionsp. 928