Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide, Eighth Edition

  • 13h 12m
  • Wale Soyinka
  • McGraw-Hill/Osborne
  • 2020

Gain Essential Linux Administration Skills Easily

Effectively set up and manage popular Linux distributions on individual servers and build entire network infrastructures using this practical resource. Fully updated to cover the latest tools and techniques, Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Eighth Edition features clear explanations, step-by-step instructions, and real-world examples. Find out how to configure hardware and software, work from the command line or GUI, maintain Internet and network services, and secure your data. Performance tuning, virtualization, containers, software management, security, and backup solutions are covered in detail.

  • Install and configure Linux, including the latest distributions from Fedora, Ubuntu, CentOS, openSUSE, Debian, and RHEL.
  • Set up and administer core system services, daemons, users, and groups.
  • Manage software applications from source code or binary packages.
  • Customize, build, or patch the Linux kernel.
  • Understand and manage the Linux network stack and networking protocols, including TCP/IP, ARP, IPv4, and IPv6.
  • Minimize security threats and build reliable firewalls and routers with Netfilter (iptables and nftables) and Linux.
  • Create and maintain DNS, FTP, web, e-mail, print, LDAP, VoIP, and SSH servers and services.
  • Share resources using GlusterFS, NFS, and Samba.
  • Spin-up and manage Linux-based servers in popular cloud environments, such as OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Linode, and GCE.
  • Explore virtualization and container technologies using KVM, Docker, Kubernetes, and Open Container Initiative (OCI) tooling.
  • Download specially curated Virtual Machine image and containers that replicate various exercises, software, servers, commands, and concepts covered in the book.

Wale Soyinka is a father, system administrator, a DevOps/SecOps aficionado, an open source evangelist, a hacker, and a well-respected world-renowned chef (in his mind). He is the author of Advanced Linux Administration as well as other Linux, Network, and Windows administration training materials.

About the Author

Wale Soyinka has written an extensive library of Linux administration training materials, including the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh editions of Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide. He is also the author of Wireless Network Administration: A Beginner's Guide.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to Linux, Distributions, and FOSS
  • Installing a Linux Server
  • Deploying Linux Servers in the Cloud
  • The Command Line
  • Managing Software
  • Managing Users and Groups
  • Booting and Shutting Down
  • File Systems
  • Core System Services
  • The Linux Kernel
  • Knobs and Dials—API (Virtual) File Systems
  • TCP/IP for System Administrators
  • Network Configuration
  • Linux Firewall (Netfilter)
  • Local Security
  • Network Security
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
  • Apache Web Server
  • Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
  • Post Office Protocol and Internet Mail Access Protocol (POP and IMAP)
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
  • Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Network File System (NFS)
  • Samba
  • Distributed File Systems (DFS)
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Printing
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Virtualization
  • Backups


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