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Author: Carla Schroder; Safari Tech Books Online.
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA ; Farnham : O'Reilly Media, ©2005.
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Distils years of hard-won experience into practical cut-and-paste solutions to everyday Linux dilemmas. Use just one recipe from this collection of real-world solutions, and the hours of tedious  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carla Schroder; Safari Tech Books Online.
ISBN: 0596006403 9780596006402
OCLC Number: 71498770
Notes: "Practical advice for Linux users & systems administrators"--Cover.
Description: xxiii, 553 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface - 1. Finding Documentation - 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Understanding man Pages - 1.3 Finding Appropriate man Pages; 1.4 Finding Lost man Pages - 1.5 Reading man Pages Without a man Viewer - 1.6 Configuring Your manpath - 1.7 Using info Pages; 1.8 Printing man Pages - 1.9 Printing info Pages - 1.10 Printing Selected man or info Pages - 1.11 Finding All of the Documentation for a Program - 2. Installing and Managing Software on RPM-Based Systems - 2.1 Introduction - 2.2 Installing RPMs - 2.3 Upgrading RPMs - 2.4 Removing RPMs - 2.5 Collecting Information on Installed RPMs - 2.6 Collecting Information from RPMs That Are Not Installed - 2.7 Finding Recently Installed RPMs - 2.8 Rebuilding the RPM Database - 2.9 Tracking Source-Built Libraries on an RPM- Based System - 2.10 Fixing RPM Installation Problems - 2.11 Installing Source RPMs - 2.12 Customizing Build Options in a Source RPM - 2.13 Installing Yum - 2.14 Configuring Yum - 2.15 Installing and Upgrading Packages with Yum - 2.16 Removing Packages with Yum - 2.17 Getting Information on Installed Packages with Yum - 2.18 Maintaining Yum - 3. Installing and Managing Software on Debian-Based Systems - 3.1 Introduction - 3.2 Getting Software for a Debian System - 3.3 Installing Debian Packages from CD-ROM; 3.4 Installing Packages on Debian-Based Systems - 3.5 Removing Packages from a Debian System - 3.6 Installing from Sources on a Debian System - 3.7 Upgrading Packages on Debian - 3.8 Upgrading a Debian System - 3.9 Upgrading to a Newer Debian Release - 3.10 Running a Mixed Debian System - 3.11 Finding Out What Is Installed on a Debian System - 3.12 Maintaining the Debian Package Cache; 3.13 Resolving Debian Dependency Conflicts - 3.14 Building a Local Debian Repository - 3.15 Selecting Package Mirrors for apt-proxy.conf - 3.16 Adding Your Existing Package Cache to apt- proxy.conf - 4. Installing Programs from Source Code 4.1 Introduction - 4.2 Preparing Your System for Compiling Programs from Sources - 4.3 Generating a List of Files from a Source Install for Easy Uninstalls - 4.4 Installing Programs from Source Code; 4.5 Using CheckInstall to Create Packages from Sources; 5. Discovering Hardware from Outside the Box - 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Detecting Hardware with lspci - 5.3 Using dmesg to Collect Hardware Information - 5.4 Getting Live Hardware Snapshots with /proc - 5.5 Viewing Drive Partitions with fdisk - 5.6 Calculating Hard Drive Capacity - 6. Editing Text Files with JOE and Vim 6.1 Introduction - 6.2 Finding JOE Commands; 6.3 Customizing JOE - 6.4 Organizing JOE's Preferences in a Separate File - 6.5 Copying Between Two Files in JOE - 6.6 Searching and Replacing in JOE - 6.7 Selecting Text Vertically in JOE - 6.8 Finding and Opening Files in JOE - 6.9 Learning Vim Quickly - 6.10 Creating Autotext with Vim's Abbreviations - 6.11 Mapping Commands to Keystrokes - 6.12 Customizing Vim; 6.13 Navigating Quickly in Vim with Marks - 6.14 Picking Up Where You Left Off: Using Vim's Sessions - 6.15 Setting Your Default Editor - 6.16 Discovering Vim's Compile-Time Options - 7. Starting and Stopping Linux - 7.1 Introduction - 7.2 Changing Runlevels After Bootup - 7.3 Changing the Default Runlevel - 7.4 Starting and Stopping X - 7.5 Managing Debian's Runlevels - 7.6 Creating Both Text and Graphical Login Runlevels on Debian - 7.7 Managing Red Hat's Runlevels - 7.8 Manually Configuring Startup Services; 7.9 Manually Starting and Stopping Services - 7.10 Shutting Down or Rebooting Linux - 7.11 Disabling or Limiting Access to Ctrl-Alt-Delete - 7.12 Shutting Down Automatically - 8. Managing Users and Groups 8.1 Introduction - 8.2 Sorting Human Users from System Users - 8.3 Finding a User's UID and GID - 8.4 Adding Users with useradd 8.5 Adding Users with adduser 8.6 Modifying User Accounts - 8.7 Deleting a User - 8.8 Killing User Processes the Easy, Fun Way - 8.9 Disabling Accounts - 8.10 Managing Passwords; 8.11 Adding Groups with groupadd - 8.12 Deleting Groups with groupdel - 8.13 Creating a System User - 8.14 Creating System Groups with addgroup - 8.15 Adding and Deleting Group Members; 8.16 Checking Password File Integrity - 8.17 Adding New Users in Batches - 8.18 Changing Masses of Passwords - 8.19 Adding Batches of Users to Groups - 8.20 Using su to Be Root Temporarily; 8.21 Granting Limited Rootly Powers with sudo - 8.22 Using Disk Quotas - 9. Managing Files and Partitions - 9.1 Introduction; 9.2 Setting File and Directory Permissions with chmod's Numeric Notation - 9.3 Doing Batch Operations with chmod - 9.4 Setting File and Directory Permissions with chmod's Symbolic Notation; 9.5 Setting File Ownership with chown - 9.6 Doing Batch Operations with chown 9.7 Setting Up a Shared Directory with setgid and the Sticky Bit - 9.8 Setting Permissions Defaults with umask; 9.9 Mounting and Unmounting Removable Disks - 9.10 Configuring Filesystem Mounts with /etc/fstab - 9.11 Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems on Hard Drives - 9.12 Finding Device Names for mount and fstab - 9.13 Creating Files and Directories - 9.14 Deleting Files and Directories - 9.15 Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files and Directories - 9.16 Creating Linux Disk Partitions with fdisk - 9.17 Creating a Filesystem on a New Partition - 10. Patching, Customizing, and Upgrading Kernels 10.1 Introduction; 10.2 Adding New Features to the 2.4 Kernel - 10.3 Slimming a Stock 2.4 Kernel - 10.4 Upgrading to the Latest Stable Version of the 2.4 Kernel - 10.5 Building the 2.6 Kernel - 10.6 Adding New Features to the 2.6 Kernel - 10.7 Adding a New Loadable Kernel Module; 10.8 Patching a Kernel - 10.9 Removing a Kernel Patch - 10.10 Creating an initrd Image - 10.11 Creating a Boot Disk on Debian; 10.12 Creating a Boot Disk on Red Hat - 11. CD and DVD Recording; 11.1 Introduction - 11.2 Finding the SCSI Address for CD and DVD Writers - 11.3 Enabling SCSI Emulation for IDE/Atapi CD and DVD Writers - 11.4 Making a Data CD for General Distribution - 11.5 Building File Trees on a Data CD - 11.6 Copying a CD or DVD; 11.7 Erasing a CD-RW - 11.8 Recording a Multisession Data CD; 11.9 Creating a Bootable CD - 11.10 Spanning a Large File over Several CDs - 11.11 Recording Data DVDs - 11.12 Recording an Audio CD for Standard CD Players - 12. Managing the Bootloader and Multi-Booting 12.1 Introduction - 12.2 Migrating from LILO to GRUB; 12.3 Installing GRUB Without a Floppy Disk - 12.4 Installing GRUB with grub-install - 12.5 Preparing a System for Multibooting Linux - 12.6 Adding More Linuxes to a Multiboot System - 12.7 Discovering Boot Parameters from the GRUB Command Shell - 12.8 Configuring the Boot Partition - 12.9 Creating the GRUB Boot Menu; 12.10 Customizing menu.lst - 12.11 Adding Windows 95/98/ME to a Linux System - 12.12 Adding Windows NT/2000/XP to a Multiboot System - 12.13 Restoring GRUB to the MBR with a Knoppix CD; 12.14 Protecting System Files with a GRUB Password; 12.15 Locking Out Users from Individual GRUB Menu Entries; 12.16 Creating a GRUB Splash Image - 12.17 Booting Linux with LILO; 12.18 Multibooting Linuxes with LILO - 12.19 Multibooting Windows and Linux with LILO - 12.20 Creating a LILO Boot Diskette; 12.21 Password-Protecting LILO - 12.22 Backing Up the MBR; 13. System Rescue and Recovery with Knoppix - 13.1 Introduction; 13.2 Booting Knoppix - 13.3 Creating a Knoppix Boot Diskette; 13.4 Saving Your Knoppix Configuration on a USB Memory Stick; 13.5 Creating a Persistent, Encrypted Knoppix Home Directory; 13.6 Copying Files to Another Linux PC - 13.7 Copying Files to a Samba Share - 13.8 Copying Files to a CD-R/RW - 13.9 Editing Configuration Files from Knoppix - 13.10 Installing Software from Knoppix - 13.11 Repairing a Lost Root Password - 13.12 Installing Knoppix to a Hard Disk - 13.13 Virus-Scanning Windows PCs with Knoppix - 14. Printing with CUPS 14.1 Introduction; 14.2 Installing a Printer on a Standalone Linux PC - 14.3 Serving Linux Clients - 14.4 Sharing a Printer Without Using Name Resolution - 14.5 Serving Windows Clients Without Samba - 14.6 Sharing Printers on a Mixed LAN with Samba - 14.7 Building a Dedicated CUPS Printer Server - 14.8 Distributed Printing with Classes - 14.9 Restricting Users from Printers and Classes; 14.10 Troubleshooting - 15. Configuring Video and Managing X Windows; 15.1 Introduction - 15.2 Using Both X Windows and Consoles; 15.3 Installing a New Video Adapter - 15.4 Editing XF86Config; 15.5 Enabling 3D Hardware Acceleration with XFree86/DRI; 15.6 Troubleshooting 3D Acceleration Problems - 15.7 Configuring a Multihead Display - 15.8 Choosing Different ServerLayouts at Startup - 15.9 Setting a Default ServerLayout - 15.10 Configuring startx - 15.11 Changing Your Login Display Manager - 15.12 Running Different Window Managers Simultaneously with Xnest; 16. Backup and Recovery - 16.1 Introduction - 16.2 Using rsync for Local File Transfers and Synchronization - 16.3 Making Secure Transfers with rsync and ssh - 16.4 Building an rsync Backup Server - 16.5 Securing rsync Modules - 16.6 Building an Anonymous Public rsync Server - 16.7 Launching the rsync Daemon at Startup; 16.8 Fine-Tuning File Selection - 16.9 Automating rsync over ssh Backups - 16.10 Limiting rsync's Bandwidth Requirements - 16.11 Customizing Filepaths in rsync - 16.12 Installing rsync on Windows Clients - 16.13 Creating a Message of the Day for rsync - 16.14 Creating a Bootable System Restore CD with Mondo Rescue - 16.15 Verifying the Mondo Backup - 16.16 Creating a Bootable System Restore DVD with Mondo Rescue - 16.17 Using Mondo Rescue to Clone Linux Systems - 16.18 Using the mindi-kernel for a "Sane" Backup; 16.19 Restoring a System from a Mondo Rescue Disk - 16.20 Restoring Selected Files from a Mondo Disk - 17. Remote Access; 17.1 Introduction - 17.2 Setting Up OpenSSH the First Time - 17.3 Generating New Host Keys - 17.4 Authenticating Via Public Keys; 17.5 Using Multiple Key Pairs - 17.6 Passwordless Logins with ssh-agent - 17.7 Better Passwordless Logins with keychain - 17.8 Passwordless Logins for cron Jobs - 17.9 Shutting Down ssh-agent Automatically at Logout - 17.10 Customizing the Bash Prompt for ssh - 17.11 Tunneling X over SSH - 17.12 Connecting from a Windows PC - 17.13 Setting File Permissions on ssh Files - 18. Version Control 18.1 Introduction - 18.2 Building a Simple Local RCS Repository - 18.3 Retrieving Older File Revisions from RCS 18.4 Comparing File Versions in RCS - 18.5 Managing System Configuration Files with RCS - 18.6 Using CVS for a Single-User Local Repository; 18.7 Adding New Files to a CVS Repository - 18.8 Deleting Files from a CVS Repository - 18.9 Creating a Shared CVS Repository; 18.10 Sharing a Single Repository Between Several Groups - 18.11 Accessing a Remote CVS Repository - 18.12 Updating Your Working Files in CVS - 18.13 Retrieving Specific Older Revisions from CVS; 18.14 Building an Anonymous Read-Only CVS Repository with Pserver; 18.15 Mirroring a CVS Repository - 18.16 Storing Binary Files in CVS - 18.17 Creating Release Snapshots with Tags - 18.18 Creating Stable and Development Branches for a Project; 18.19 Customizing Your CVS Environment - 18.20 Calculating Storage Size for a CVS Repository - 19. Keeping Time with NTP; 19.1 Introduction - 19.2 Building a Local Time Server - 19.3 Connecting to a Local Time Server - 19.4 Adding Access Controls; 19.5 Deciding Which NTP Pools to Use - 19.6 Connecting to a Time Server from an Intermittent Connection - 19.7 Setting Up Multiple Local Time Servers - 19.8 Using NTP Keys for Authentication; 20. Building a Postfix Mail Server 20.1 Introduction; 20.2 Building a POP3 Mail Server - 20.3 Building a POP3 Mail Server on Debian - 20.4 Testing the SMTP/POP3 Mail Server - 20.5 Sending Internet Mail - 20.6 Receiving Internet Mail - 20.7 Installing Cyrus-SASL for SMTP Authorization - 20.8 Installing Cyrus-SASL on Debian - 20.9 Setting Up smtp-auth to Authenticate Users 20.10 Using smtp-auth to Authenticate Postfix to Another Server - 20.11 Configuring a Fully Qualified Domain Name - 20.12 Building an IMAP Mail Server - 20.13 Connecting Your Users - 20.14 Sharing IMAP Folders - 20.15 Using Postfix's Virtual Mailbox Domains - 20.16 Creating a Mail List with couriermlm - 20.17 Administering a couriermlm List - 20.18 Squirreling Around with Webmail - 20.19 Table of SMTP Response Codes and SMTP Commands - 21. Managing Spam and Malware 21.1 Introduction - 21.2 Basic Checklist: Preparing to Build Spam Malware Defenses - 21.3 Safely Testing New UBE Controls in Postfix - 21.4 Basic UBE Configurations for Postfix; 21.5 Creating Whitelists - 21.6 Using DNS Blackhole Lists; 21.7 Rejecting Messages with Attachments - 21.8 Setting Up Clam Anti-Virus on a Postfix Server - 21.9 Setting Up SpamAssassin on Postfix with Amavisd-new - 21.10 Setting Up SpamAssassin Without Amavisd-new - 22. Running an Apache Web Server 22.1 Introduction; 22.2 Installing Apache 2.0 from Sources - 22.3 Adding New Modules After Installation - 22.4 Setting Apache File Permissions and Ownership - 22.5 Accessing the Apache User's Manual Locally; 22.6 Setting Up a Simple Public Web Server - 22.7 Redirecting URLs to a New Directory - 22.8 Giving Users Individual Web Directories; 22.9 Starting Apache at Boot - 22.10 Hosting Multiple Domains with Apache - 22.11 Using Individual Log Files for Virtual Hosts 22.12 Keeping LAN Web Sites Off the Internet - 22.13 Password-Protecting Individual Directories - 22.14 Using robots.txt to Control Web Crawlers - 22.15 Blocking Obnoxious Visitors - 22.16 Making Custom Error Pages - 22.17 Customizing Apache's Default Error Pages - 22.18 Making Full-Length Directory Indexes - 22.19 Using Content Negotiation to Deliver Pages in Different Languages; 22.20 Using Favicons - 22.21 Viewing Apache Access Logs with Webalizer - 23. File and Printer Sharing, and Domain Authentication with Samba - 23.1 Introduction - 23.2 Building a Simple Anonymous Samba File Server for Windows - 23.3 Building a Windows/Linux Peer Network - 23.4 Enabling File Sharing on Windows PCs - 23.5 Adding Authentication to a Samba Server - 23.6 Batch-Converting System Users to Samba Users - 23.7 Managing Samba Logins from Windows 95/98/ME - 23.8 Dealing with Windows Encrypted Password Confusion; 23.9 Controlling Share Access with Access Control Lists - 23.10 Creating Public Shares for Users - 23.11 Accessing Users' Home Directories in Samba - 23.12 Building a Primary Domain Controller with Samba - 23.13 Connecting Windows 95/98/ME to a Samba Domain; 23.14 Connecting Windows NT/2000 Clients to a Samba Domain - - 23.15 Connecting Windows XP Clients to a Samba Domain - 23.16 Enabling Roaming Profiles - 23.17 Connecting Linux Clients to a Samba File Server or Peer Network - 23.18 Connecting Linux Clients to Samba Workgroups with Command-Line Tools - 23.19 Connecting Linux Clients to a Samba Domain with GUI LAN Browsers - 23.20 Connecting Linux Clients to a Samba Domain with Command-Line Tools; 23.21 Keeping Samba and Linux Passwords in Sync - 23.22 Sharing Linux Printers with Windows - 23.23 Sharing Windows Printers with Linux - 23.24 Running Windows Applications on Linux with CrossOver Office - 24. Managing Name Resolution 24.1 Introduction; 24.2 Enabling Local Name Resolution with hosts Files - 24.3 Setting Up a DHCP Server - 24.4 Configuring dhcp Clients - 24.5 Adding Static Hosts to dhcp - 24.6 Running a Public DNS Server; 24.7 Installing djbdns - 24.8 Moving tinydns's and dnscache's Logfiles - 24.9 Running a Local Caching Name Server with djbdns; 24.10 Configuring Linux and Windows Clients to Use Your Caching DNS Server - 24.11 Building a Public DNS Server with tinydns; 24.12 Building a Private tinydns Server 24.13 Enabling Simple Load Balancing with tinydns - 24.14 Synchronizing with a Second tinydns Server - 24.15 Running a Local Caching Name Server with BIND; 24.16 Running a Private BIND DNS Server - 24.17 Checking Syntax; 24.18 Configuring a Public BIND DNS Server - 24.19 Building a BIND Secondary Server - 24.20 Simple Load Balancing with BIND; 24.21 Testing Your tinydns Server - 24.22 Testing and Querying DNS Servers with dig and dnstrace - A. Finding Linux Documentation; B. Online References - C. Microsoft File Types - D. Init Script for CVSD Index
Responsibility: Carla Schroder.

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