Red Hat Linux 7.3 Bible

Red Hat Linux 7.3 Bible

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"The best overall Red Hat user's book, hands down, no contest."
-Al Stevens, C Programming Columnist, Dr. Dobb's Journal, on a previous edition
* Master new techniques for installation, network configuration, and server setup
* Discover material on iptables firewall setup, DNS servers, wireless Linux LAN, WINE, and more
* Explore print and mail service switching, vsFTP server configuration, and other new features

If Red Hat Linux 7.3 can do it, you can do it too . . .

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 7.3. 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 7.3
* Find updated instructions and procedures for setting up basic services in version 7.3
* Take advantage of expert tips for fast, painless installation
* Learn your way around the Linux shell, file system, and X Window system
* Get the latest on Webcams, TV cards, and other multimedia and Internet features
* Master Linux administration, from automating system tasks to managing modules and drivers
* Discover how easy it is to set up a LAN and connect to the Internet
* Delve into the latest security solutions, from setting up firewalls (ipchains or iptables) and monitoring LAN traffic to tracking system logs
* 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
* Discover how you can configure DNS to launch your server on the Internet

Red Hat Linux 7.3 on 3 CD-ROMs!
* Linux kernel with enhanced scheduling and SMB performance
* GNOME and KDE graphical desktops, including productivity applications, games, administration and Internet tools, and much more
* Apache Web Server, for publishing Web content on the Internet
* Samba file and print server, for sharing files, folders, and printers with Windows computers
* Routing and firewall tools, for routing data between your LAN and the Internet-and protecting your computer from intruders
* MySQL, for setting up a database server
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 1008 pages
  • 188 x 226.1 x 63.5mm | 1,519.55g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • w. figs.
  • 0764549413
  • 9780764549410

Table of contents

From the contents:

Preface
Acknowledgments

PART I: GETTING STARTED IN RED HAT LINUX
Chapter 1: An Overview of Red Hat Linux
Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux

PART II: USING RED HAT LINUX
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Red Hat Linux
Chapter 4: Working with the Desktop
Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications
Chapter 6: Publishing with Red Hat Linux
Chapter 7: Playing Games with Red Hat Linux
Chapter 8: Multimedia in Red Hat Linux
Chapter 9: Tools for Using the Internet and the Web

PART III: ADMINISTERING RED HAT LINUX
Chapter 10: Understanding System Administration
Chapter 11: Setting Up and Supporting Users
Chapter 12: Automating System Tasks
Chapter 13: Backing Up and Restoring Files
Chapter 14: Computer Security Issues

PART IV: RED HAT LINUX NETWORK AND SERVER SETUP
Chapter 15: Setting up a Local Area Network
Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet
Chapter 17: Setting up a Print Server
Chapter 18: Setting up a File Server
Chapter 19: Setting up a Mail Server
Chapter 20: Setting Up an FTP Server
Chapter 21: Setting up a Web Server
Chapter 22: Setting Up a News Server
Chapter 23: Setting Up Boot Servers: DHCP and NIS
Chapter 24: Setting Up a MySQL Database Server
Chapter 25: Making Servers Public with DNS
Appendix A: What's on the CD-ROMs
Appendix B: Red Hat Linux RPMs
Appendix C: Running Network Services
Index
GNU General Public License
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About Christopher Negus

Christopher Negus has been working with UNIX systems, the Internet, and (more recently) Linux systems for more than 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 book on UNIX and the Internet, including Caldera OpenLinux Bible, Internet Explorer 4 Bible, and Netscape Plug-ins For Dummies for Wiley Publishing. 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 magazine.
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.
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