Linux Network Administrator's Guide

Unix-compatible operating system

by Olaf Kirch, Terry Dawson

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Book Description

Linux, a Unix-compatible operating system that runs on personal computers and larger servers, is valued above all for its networking strengths. The Linux Network Administrator's Guide spells out all the information needed for joining a network, whether it's a simple UUCP connection or a full LAN with a Linux system serving as a firewall, an NFS or NIS file server, and a mail and news hub.This book, which is one of the most successful to come from the Linux Documentation Project and remains freely distributable under its license, touches on all the essential networking software included with the operating system, plus some hardware considerations. Fully updated, the book now covers firewalls, including the use of ipchains and iptables (netfilter), masquerading, and accounting. Other new topics include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration). Original material on serial connections, UUCP, routing and DNS, mail and News, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been thoroughly updated. Kernel options reflect the 2.2 kernel. However, some topics covered in other books (notably Samba and web server administration) are not in this book.

Topics include:
- Introduction to TCP/IP;
- Configuring network and serial hardware;
- Domain Name Service;
- Serial line communications using SLIP and PPP;
- NIS and NFS;
- Taylor UUCP;
- Administering electronic mail, including sendmail and Exim;
- Administering Netnews, including INN and several news readers;
- Firewalling using ipfwadm, ipchains, and iptables (netfilter);
- Masquerading and accounting;
- IPX configuration for a Novell Netware network.

This open book is licensed under a GNU Free Documentation License (GNU FDL). You can download Linux Network Administrator's Guide ebook for free in PDF format (1.9 MB).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1
Introduction to Networking
 
Chapter 2
Issues of TCP/IP Networking
 
Chapter 3
Configuringthe Networking Hardware
 
Chapter 4
Configuring the Serial Hardware
 
Chapter 5
Configuring TCP/IP Networking
 
Chapter 6
Name Service and Resolver Configuration
 
Chapter 7
Serial Line IP
 
Chapter 8
The Point-to-Point Protocol
 
Chapter 9
TCP/IP Firewall
 
Chapter 10
IP Accounting
 
Chapter 11
IP Masquerade and Network Address Translation
 
Chapter 12
Important Network Features
 
Chapter 13
The Network Information System
 
Chapter 14
The NetworkFile System
 
Chapter 15
IPX and the NCP Filesystem
 
Chapter 16
Managing Taylor UUCP
 
Chapter 17
Electronic Mail
 
Chapter 18
Sendmail
 
Chapter 19
Getting EximUp and Running
 
Chapter 20
Netnews
 
Chapter 21
C News
 
Chapter 22
NNTP and thenntpd Daemon
 
Chapter 23
Internet News
 
Chapter 24
Newsreader Configuration
 

Book Details

Subject
Computer Science
Publisher
O'Reilly Media
Published
2000
Pages
507
Edition
2
Language
English
ISBN13 Digital
9781565924000
ISBN10 Digital
1565924002
PDF Size
1.9 MB
License
GNU FDL

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