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Linux Administration: A Beginner's Guide
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1 25736 02-10-2004
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100% of reviewers $35.00 8.0

Description: A great beginning guide to Linux. I recommend this book be on your shelf if you run Linux. There are times when I have gone back to this for something that I have forgotten. It is an all around good Linux admin book and even comes with a CD (Redhat Linux I think). The book is paperback and is 643 pages.
Keywords: Linux Administration Beginner book guide newbie
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 0072131365

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Old 02-10-2004, 11:36 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: SuSE 9.1
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $35.00 | Rating: 8

Pros: Covers tons of stuff. A little bit of everything. Enough to get you started in Linux.
Cons: Redhat centric (if this is negative).

Great book. It's the first book I read when trying to learn Linux. Although it is Redhat centric this book covers a lot of ground. This book has a little bit of everything. If you have never loaded linux, or have loaded it already and still have questions, this book is for you. I still to this day go back to this book, on certain things that I forget.

Here are some of the topics included in this book:

-- Install Linux in a server configuration

-- Configure GNOME,KDE,X-Windows,and more

--Understand single-host administration and manage users

-- Learn to use file systems,create partitions,and configure quota settings

-- Compile the Linux kernel and unpack source code

-- Set up Internet services and learn the mechanics of FTP

-- Provide intranet services including NFS,NIS,SAMBA,DHCP,and LPD

-- Get details on advanced networking with Linux—TCP/IP,packet filtering,cookbook firewalls,IP port forwarding,and much more

Lots of good reviews at Amazon and Barnes and Noble too.



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