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Old 11-04-2004, 06:50 PM   #1
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a few quick questions

just a few questions for yall:

1. whats the most widely used distro in use currently (business and home)
2. what good books for linux networking, administration, and general knowledge would yall recomend (or should i just read man pages til my eyes bleed).
3. windows directory services is active directory, what's the linux equivalent for it?

thanks everyone
Old 11-04-2004, 08:04 PM   #2
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1. I believe it is Red Hat.
2. Running Linux, Linux in a Nutshell and Building Secure Servers with Linux. Are the ones that come to mind dealing just with Linux. This kinda depends on you knowledge level.
3. NIS
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Take a look at the Linux Documentation Project website. They have the NAG guide and the SAG guide (Network Administrator Guide and System Administrator Guide) as well as a number of other guided and howto's.

I don't want your eyes to bleed. Check out the -Tps or -Tdvi options to man. You can use this to print out a nicely formatted printed version.

For info files, find the source .texi files and use the tex command to produce printed versions.
Old 11-04-2004, 09:39 PM   #4
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i was readin up a little bit about nis, and ldap is supposed to be replacing it, but isnt ldap used for mail servers?
Old 11-05-2004, 04:14 AM   #5
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LDAP is pretty much like active directory, not just for mail servers. I personally like NIS better...



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