A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7e) : 9780133477436

A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7e)

Sobell, Mark G.
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux takes the reader from beginner to advanced. Mark Sobell teaches both the "hows" and the "whys" of Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help readers reach the solution faster than ever. Now fully updated for both Fedora Core 19 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, this new edition walks readers through every essential feature and technique they'll need now and for years to come.

Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Welcome to Linux
  • Part I: Installing Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Chapter 2: Installation
  • Chapter 3: Step-by-Step Installation
  • Part II: Using Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Chapter 5: The Shell
  • Chapter 6: The Linux Filesystem
  •  Chapter 7: The Linux Utilities
  • Chapter 8: Networking and the Internet
  • Part III: System Administration
  • Chapter 9: The Bourne Again Shell (bash)
  • Chapter 10: System Administration: Core Concepts
  • Chapter 11: Files, Directories, and Filesystems
  • Chapter 12: Finding, Downloading, and Installing Software
  • Chapter 13: Printing with CUPS
  • Chapter 14: Building a Linux Kernel
  • Chapter 15: Administration Tasks
  • Chapter 16: Configuring and Monitoring a LAN
  • Chapter 17: Setting Up Virtual Machines Locally and in the Cloud
  • Part IV: Using Clients and Setting Up Servers
  • Chapter 18: OpenSSH: Secure Network Communication
  • Chapter 19: FTP: Transferring Files Across a Network
  • Chapter 20: sendmail: Setting Up Mail Servers, Clients, and More
  • Chapter 21: NIS and LDAP
  • Chapter 22: NFS: Sharing Directory Hierarchies
  • Chapter 23: Samba: Linux and Windows File and Printer Sharing
  • Chapter 24: DNS/BIND: Tracking Domain Names and Addresses
  • Chapter 25: firewalld and iptables: Setting Up a Firewall
  • Chapter 26: Apache (httpd): Setting Up a Web Server
  • Part V: Programming Tools
  • Chapter 27: Programming the Bourne Again Shell (bash)
  • Chapter 28: The Python Programming Language
  • Chapter 29: The MariaDB SQL Database Management System
  • Part VI: Appendixes
  • Appendix A: Regular Expressions
  • Appendix B: Help
  • Appendix C: Security Including GPG
  • Appendix D: Keeping the System Up-to-Date Using apt-get
  • Appendix E: LPI and CompTIA Certification
New to this edition

The seventh edition of this book will be updated to cover Fedora Core 19 and RHEL 7.  New material in this edition includes:

-Full coverage of LPI's Linux Essentials learning objectives
-Python programming
-MySQL databases
-GPG, the open source implementation of PGP, the data encryption gold standard
-virtualization with VMware
-key sysadmin tools, including rsync, busybox, fuse, and screen

Features & benefits
  • Sobell's legendary Linux tutorial and reference, fully updated for Fedora Core 19 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Release 7
  • The definitive Fedora and Red Hat text for students at all levels of experience
  • Covers command line, GUIs, servers, security, scripting, and administration
  • Expanded security coverage
  • New indexing system helps readers find answers even faster
  • Includes a new appendix to help use the book for preparation for the Linux+ exam
Author biography
Mark G. Sobell is President of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in UNIX and Linux training, support, and documentation. He has more than thirty years of experience working with UNIX and Linux systems and is the author of many best-selling books, including A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming, Third Edition, and A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Third Edition, both from Prentice Hall.
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