Saturday, June 20, 2009

. What Every Superuser Should Know

How Linux Works
Publisher: No Starch Press | ISBN: 1593270356 | edition 2004 | CHM | 368 pages | 1 mb

“ How Linux Works describes the inside of the Linux system for systems administrators, whether you maintain an extensive network in the office or one Linux box at home. Some books try to give you copy-and-paste instructions for how to deal with every single system issue that may arise, but How Linux Works actually shows you how the Linux system functions so that you can come up with your own solutions. After a guided tour of filesystems, the boot sequence, system management basics, and networking, author Brian Ward delves into open-ended topics such as development tools, custom kernels, and buying hardware, all from an administrator's point of view. With a mixture of background theory and real-world examples, this book shows both "how" to administer Linux, and "why" each particular technique works, so that you will know how to make Linux work for you.


Chapter 1 - The Basics

Chapter 2 - Devices, Disks, Filesystems, and the Kernel

Chapter 3 - How Linux Boots

Chapter 4 - Essential System Files, Servers, and Utilities

Chapter 5 - Configuring Your Network

Chapter 6 - Network Services

Chapter 7 - Introduction to Shell Scripts

Chapter 8 - Development Tools

Chapter 9 - Compiling Software From Source Code

Chapter 10 - Maintaining the Kernel

Chapter 11 - Configuring and Manipulating Peripheral Devices

Chapter 12 - Printing

Chapter 13 - Backups

Chapter 14 - Sharing Files with Samba

Chapter 15 - Network File Transfer

Chapter 16 - User Environments

Chapter 17 - Buying Hardware for Linux

Chapter 18 - Further Directions

Appendix A - Command Classification



List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Sidebars

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