Linux Networking Clearly Explained

Linux Networking Clearly Explained

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Passionately democratic in its advocacy of networking for the masses, this is the first book on Linux networking written especially for the novice user. Because the free, open-source Linux operating system is winning so many converts today, the number of Linux-based networks will grow exponentially over the next few years. Taking up where Linux Clearly Explained left off, Linux Networking Clearly Explained walks the reader through the creation of a TCP/IP-based, Linux-driven local area network, beginning with a "sandbox" installation involving just two or three computers. Readers master the fundamentals of system and network administration-including handling user accounts and setting up security-in this less complex environment. The author then helps them along to the more sophisticated techniques associated with connecting this network to the Internet.
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  • Mixed media product | 390 pages
  • 188.5 x 232.9 x 26.9mm | 880.84g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 0125331711
  • 9780125331715

About Bryan Pfaffenberger

Bryan Pfaffenberger is the best-selling author of more than 75 books on computers and the Internet including Publish It On The Web! and The Elements of Hypertext Style. Praised for his clear, accessible style, his books have been described as required reading for any Internet user... , information-rich but remarkably readable... , and Fantastic, crisply written, sure-footed. An authority on technical communication and the Internet, Bryan is Associate Professor of Technology, Culture, and Communication at the University of Virginia, and is a nationally recognized expert on the Web, an accomplished Webmaster, and a late-night hyperlink addict. Michael Jang is a full-time writer on networks, certification, and operating systems. He is the author or co-author of a number of works on Linux, including Linux+ Exam Cram, Mastering Linux Second Edition, and Sair Linux/GNU Installation and Configuration Exam Cram.
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Table of contents

Connecting to the Internet: Creating a Dial-up Internet Connection. Using Internet Applications. Building Your Local Area Network (LAN): Essential Networking Concepts. Selecting and Installing Network Hardware. Getting Started with TCP/IP. Understanding User Accounts, Ownership, and Permissions. Configuring and Using NFS. Configuring and Using Samba. Configuring and Using AppleTalk. Connecting Your LAN to the Internet: Sharing an Internet Connection. Sharing High-Speed Connections. Creating an Internet: Running an Intranet Web Server. Creating an Intranet FTP Server. Managing Your Data Automatically: Archiving Your Data Automatically. Troubleshooting Your Network. Securing Your Network. Index.
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