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According to the authors, the new edition of "Linux Network Administrator's Guide" provides a single, all-encompassing reference for network administration in a Linux environment. "Beginners and experienced users alike will find the information they need to cover nearly all important administration activities required to manage a Linux network configuration. The possible range of topics to cover is nearly limitless, so of course it's been impossible to include everything there is say on all subjects, but we've tried to cover the most important and common ones." Beginners to Linux networking, even those with no prior exposure to Unix-like operating systems, have found earlier editions of this book more than sufficient to get their Linux network configurations up and running.
The new edition of "Linux Network Administrator's Guide" is organized roughly along the sequence of steps that needs to be followed to configure a system for networking. Included in the book are detailed explanations of essential topics such as:
-Configuring the hardware and Ethernet interfaces
-Setting up a nameserver (either BIND or djbdns)
-Connecting over a serial line with PPP
-Setting up a firewall, along with masquerading and accounting
-Running inetd or related superservers
-Logging in remotely through ssh
The book also explains how to provide critical services such as mail (through sendmail and Cyrus IMAP), the Samba file and print server, the Apache web server, and the OpenLDAP directory service. Chapters on IPV6 administration and wireless networking round out the infrastructure of modern network administration.
The "Linux Network Administrator's Guide" was originally a volunteer effort at the Linux Documentation Project. It remains one of the most highly regarded books on Linux networking.