Running Linux

A Distribution-Neutral Guide for Servers and Desktops

Author: Matthias Kalle Dalheimer,Matt Welsh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596553005

Category: Computers

Page: 974

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You may be contemplating your first Linux installation. Or you may have been using Linux for years and need to know more about adding a network printer or setting up an FTP server. Running Linux, now in its fifth edition, is the book you'll want on hand in either case. Widely recognized in the Linux community as the ultimate getting-started and problem-solving book, it answers the questions and tackles the configuration issues that frequently plague users, but are seldom addressed in other books. This fifth edition of Running Linux is greatly expanded, reflecting the maturity of the operating system and the teeming wealth of software available for it. Hot consumer topics suchas audio and video playback applications, groupware functionality, and spam filtering are covered, along with the basics in configuration and management that always have made the book popular. Running Linux covers basic communications such as mail, web surfing, and instant messaging, but also delves into the subtleties of network configuration--including dial-up, ADSL, and cable modems--in case you need to set up your network manually. The book canmake you proficient on office suites and personal productivity applications--and also tells you what programming tools are available if you're interested in contributing to these applications. Other new topics in the fifth edition include encrypted email and filesystems, advanced shell techniques, and remote login applications. Classic discussions on booting, package management, kernel recompilation, and X configuration have also been updated. The authors of Running Linux have anticipated problem areas, selected stable and popular solutions, and provided clear instructions to ensure that you'll have a satisfying experience using Linux. The discussion is direct and complete enough to guide novice users, while still providing the additional information experienced users will need to progress in their mastery of Linux. Whether you're using Linux on a home workstation or maintaining a network server, Running Linux will provide expert advice just when you need it.
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Running Linux

Author: Matt Welsh,Lar Kaufman

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565921511

Category: Computers

Page: 630

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This second edition of "Running Linux" covers everything you need to understand, install, and use your Linux system, including a comprehensive installation tutorial, complete information on system maintenance, tools for document development and programming, and guidelines for network and Web site administration.
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Running Linux

Author: Matt Welsh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596002725

Category: Computers

Page: 672

View: 1584

Explains how to understand and use Linux, covering installation, system administration, configuring desktops, and networking, along with topics such as the GNOME desktop, security, package management, and sound configuration.
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Learning Red Hat Linux

Author: Bill McCarty

Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565926271

Category: Computers

Page: 378

View: 8716

A guide for intermediate to advanced users highlights the latest Linux kernel and updated libraries while offering expert advice on installation, configuration, programming, administration, and networking
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Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users

Author: James Kirkland,David Carmichael,Christopher L. Tinker,Gregory L. Tinker

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 9780132797399

Category: Computers

Page: 624

View: 9653

Linux is a fast-growing operating system with power and appeal, and enterprises worldwide are quickly adopting the system to utilize its benefits. But as with all operating systems, performance problems do occur causing system administrators to scramble into action. Finally, there is a complete reference for troubleshooting Linux–quickly! Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users is THE book for locating and solving problems and maintaining high performance in Red Hat® Linux and Novell® SUSE® Linux systems. This book not only teaches you how to troubleshoot Linux, it shows you how the system works–so you can attack any problem at its root. Should you reinstall if Linux does not boot? Or can you save time by troubleshooting the problem? Can you enhance performance when Linux hangs or runs slowly? Can you overcome problems with printing or accessing a network? This book provides easy-to-follow examples and an extensive look at the tools, commands, and scripts that make Linux run properly. A troubleshooting guide for all Linux users: Focuses on common problems with start-up, printing, login, the network, security, and more Restore Linux when boot, startup, or shutdown fails–and reinstall Linux properly when all troubleshooting fails Explains how to use some of the most popular Linux performance tools, including top, sar, vmstat, iostat, and free Handle storage problems and CPU slamming to ensure high Linux performance Solve hardware device problems by deciphering error messages and using the lspci tool Use backup/recover commands and tape libraries to create proper backups Identify and correct remote and network printing problems using spooler commands Gone are the days of searching online for solutions that are out of date and unreliable. Whether you are a system admin, developer, or user, this book is an invaluable resource for ensuring that Linux runs smoothly, efficiently, and securely.
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Virtualization

From the Desktop to the Enterprise

Author: Chris Wolf,Erick M. Halter

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430200277

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 9980

* This will be the only complete virtualization reference on the market; brings all virtualization technologies together * Microsoft has shifted its training strategy to include virtual machine technology in all new ALS/MOC courses, which leads to high demand for knowledge about this technology * Covers both Microsoft and Linux environments
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Linux in a Nutshell

A Desktop Quick Reference

Author: Ellen Siever,Stephen Figgins,Robert Love,Arnold Robbins

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449379209

Category: Computers

Page: 944

View: 6667

Everything you need to know about Linux is in this book. Written by Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever, Robert Love, and Arnold Robbins -- people with years of active participation in the Linux community -- Linux in a Nutshell, Sixth Edition, thoroughly covers programming tools, system and network administration tools, the shell, editors, and LILO and GRUB boot loaders. This updated edition offers a tighter focus on Linux system essentials, as well as more coverage of new capabilities such as virtualization, wireless network management, and revision control with git. It also highlights the most important options for using the vast number of Linux commands. You'll find many helpful new tips and techniques in this reference, whether you're new to this operating system or have been using it for years. Get the Linux commands for system administration and network management Use hundreds of the most important shell commands available on Linux Understand the Bash shell command-line interpreter Search and process text with regular expressions Manage your servers via virtualization with Xen and VMware Use the Emacs text editor and development environment, as well as the vi, ex, and vim text-manipulation tools Process text files with the sed editor and the gawk programming language Manage source code with Subversion and git
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Linux Pocket Guide

Essential Commands

Author: Daniel J. Barrett

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491927534

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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O'Reilly's Pocket Guides have earned a reputation as inexpensive, comprehensive, and compact guides that have the stuff but not the fluff. Every page of Linux Pocket Guide lives up to this billing. It clearly explains how to get up to speed quickly on day-to-day Linux use. Once you're up and running, Linux Pocket Guide provides an easy-to-use reference that you can keep by your keyboard for those times when you want a fast, useful answer, not hours in the man pages. Linux Pocket Guide is organized the way you use Linux: by function, not just alphabetically. It's not the 'bible of Linux; it's a practical and concise guide to the options and commands you need most. It starts with general concepts like files and directories, the shell, and X windows, and then presents detailed overviews of the most essential commands, with clear examples. You'll learn each command's purpose, usage, options, location on disk, and even the RPM package that installed it. The Linux Pocket Guide is tailored to Fedora Linux--the latest spin-off of Red Hat Linux--but most of the information applies to any Linux system. Throw in a host of valuable power user tips and a friendly and accessible style, and you'll quickly find this practical, to-the-point book a small but mighty resource for Linux users.
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Logging and Log Management

The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management

Author: Anton Chuvakin,Kevin Schmidt,Chris Phillips

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 1597496367

Category: Computers

Page: 460

View: 6521

Logging and Log Management: The Authoritative Guide to Understanding the Concepts Surrounding Logging and Log Management introduces information technology professionals to the basic concepts of logging and log management. It provides tools and techniques to analyze log data and detect malicious activity. The book consists of 22 chapters that cover the basics of log data; log data sources; log storage technologies; a case study on how syslog-ng is deployed in a real environment for log collection; covert logging; planning and preparing for the analysis log data; simple analysis techniques; and tools and techniques for reviewing logs for potential problems. The book also discusses statistical analysis; log data mining; visualizing log data; logging laws and logging mistakes; open source and commercial toolsets for log data collection and analysis; log management procedures; and attacks against logging systems. In addition, the book addresses logging for programmers; logging and compliance with regulations and policies; planning for log analysis system deployment; cloud logging; and the future of log standards, logging, and log analysis. This book was written for anyone interested in learning more about logging and log management. These include systems administrators, junior security engineers, application developers, and managers. Comprehensive coverage of log management including analysis, visualization, reporting and more Includes information on different uses for logs -- from system operations to regulatory compliance Features case Studies on syslog-ng and actual real-world situations where logs came in handy in incident response Provides practical guidance in the areas of report, log analysis system selection, planning a log analysis system and log data normalization and correlation
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Learning Red Hat Linux

Author: Bill McCarty

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596004699

Category: Computers

Page: 319

View: 3949

Explains how to install and configure Linux, how to run productivity tools, how to burn CDs and synchronize a PalmPilot, how to set up software, how to configure a network, and how to use the system administration tools.
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Mastering Red Hat Linux 9

Author: Michael Jang

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782151763

Category: Computers

Page: 976

View: 624

Your Complete Guide to the World's Leading Linux Distribution Whether you depend on Linux as a server or desktop OS, Mastering Red Hat Linux 9 gives you the practical information you need to install, configure, and administer the latest version of Red Hat's operating system to suit your specific computing needs. Clear, step-by-step instruction teaches you basic, intermediate, and advanced techniques, and the Publisher's Edition of Red Hat Linux 9—included on two CDs—lets you get started right away. Coverage includes: Installing Linux from multiple sources Automating Linux installation over a network Navigating the command line interface Administering users and groups Managing RPM packages Troubleshooting the boot process Recompiling a kernel Configuring the X Window Working with GNOME and KDE Using Red Hat GUI administrative tools Understanding basic TCP/IP networking Securing Linux firewalls Setting up secure remote access Installing and testing DNS, DHCP, CUPS, and sendmail Configuring and troubleshooting FTP, NFS, Samba, and Apache Online Bonus Chapters: Linux Certification requirments (not yet available) Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux

Author: Mark G. Sobell

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 013254248X

Category: Computers

Page: 1251

View: 6934

The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux The #1 Ubuntu server resource, fully updated for Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx)-the Long Term Support (LTS) release many companies will rely on for years! Updated JumpStarts help you set up Samba, Apache, Mail, FTP, NIS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers in minutes Hundreds of up-to-date examples, plus comprehensive indexes that deliver instant access to answers you can trust Mark Sobell's A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Third Edition, is the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu, and also offers comprehensive coverage of servers--critical for anybody interested in unleashing the full power of Ubuntu. This edition has been fully updated for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx), a milestone Long Term Support (LTS) release, which Canonical will support on desktops until 2013 and on servers until 2015. Sobell walks you through every essential feature and technique, from installing Ubuntu to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, g ufw, firestarter, iptables, even Perl scripting. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from networking to security. You'll find full chapters on running Ubuntu from the command line and desktop (GUI), administrating systems, setting up networks and Internet servers, and much more. Fully updated JumpStart sections help you get complex servers running--often in as little as five minutes. Sobell draws on his immense Linux knowledge to explain both the "hows" and the "whys" of Ubuntu. He's taught hundreds of thousands of readers and never forgets what it's like to be new to Linux. Whether you're a user, administrator, or programmer, you'll find everything you need here--now, and for many years to come. The world's most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful! This book delivers Hundreds of easy-to-use Ubuntu examples Important networking coverage, including DNS, NFS, and Cacti Coverage of crucial Ubuntu topics such as sudo and the Upstart init daemon More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache (Web) and exim4 (email) servers State-of-the-art security techniques, including up-to-date firewall setup techniques using gufw and iptables, and a full chapter on OpenSSH A complete introduction to Perl scripting for automated administration Deeper coverage of essential admin tasks-from managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel Complete instructions on keeping Ubuntu systems up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window And much more...including a 500+ term glossary Includes DVD! Get the full version of Lucid Lynx, the latest Ubuntu LTS release!
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Linux and Windows Interoperability Guide

Author: Ed Bradford,Lou Mauget

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0130324779

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Managing mixed Linux/Windows environments real-world configuration, programming, and administration, this title covers a wide range of interoperability issues: Internet/intranet, TCP/IP, dial-up access, software, backup/restore, security, file/print, and more. Contains practical Linux/Windows network design and implementation solutions.
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Data Science at the Command Line

Facing the Future with Time-Tested Tools

Author: Jeroen Janssens

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491947802

Category: Computers

Page: 212

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This hands-on guide demonstrates how the flexibility of the command line can help you become a more efficient and productive data scientist. You’ll learn how to combine small, yet powerful, command-line tools to quickly obtain, scrub, explore, and model your data. To get you started—whether you’re on Windows, OS X, or Linux—author Jeroen Janssens introduces the Data Science Toolbox, an easy-to-install virtual environment packed with over 80 command-line tools. Discover why the command line is an agile, scalable, and extensible technology. Even if you’re already comfortable processing data with, say, Python or R, you’ll greatly improve your data science workflow by also leveraging the power of the command line. Obtain data from websites, APIs, databases, and spreadsheets Perform scrub operations on plain text, CSV, HTML/XML, and JSON Explore data, compute descriptive statistics, and create visualizations Manage your data science workflow using Drake Create reusable tools from one-liners and existing Python or R code Parallelize and distribute data-intensive pipelines using GNU Parallel Model data with dimensionality reduction, clustering, regression, and classification algorithms
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Practical Monitoring

Effective Strategies for the Real World

Author: Mike Julian

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491957328

Category: Computers

Page: 170

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Do you have a nagging feeling that your monitoring needs improvement, but you just aren’t sure where to start or how to do it? Are you plagued by constant, meaningless alerts? Does your monitoring system routinely miss real problems? This is the book for you. Mike Julian lays out a practical approach to designing and implementing effective monitoring—from your enterprise application down to the hardware in a datacenter, and everything between. Practical Monitoring provides you with straightforward strategies and tactics for designing and implementing a strong monitoring foundation for your company. This book takes a unique vendor-neutral approach to monitoring. Rather than discuss how to implement specific tools, Mike teaches the principles and underlying mechanics behind monitoring so you can implement the lessons in any tool. Practical Monitoring covers essential topics including: Monitoring antipatterns Principles of monitoring design How to build an effective on-call rotation Getting metrics and logs out of your application
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Linux

Author: Manuel Alberto Ricart

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9780789721969

Category: Computers

Page: 382

View: 9350

Explains how to prepare and install the Linux system, work with shells and command lines, use the X Windows graphical interface, access the Web, and configure mail and news services
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Programming with Qt

Writing Portable GUI applications on Unix and Win32

Author: Matthias Kalle Dalheimer

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449390938

Category: Computers

Page: 522

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The popular open source KDE desktop environment for Unix was built with Qt, a C++ class library for writing GUI applications that run on Unix, Linux, Windows 95/98, Windows 2000, and Windows NT platforms. Qt emulates the look and feel of Motif, but is much easier to use. Best of all, after you have written an application with Qt, all you have to do is recompile it to have a version that works on Windows. Qt also emulates the look and feel of Windows, so your users get native-looking interfaces.Platform independence is not the only benefit. Qt is flexible and highly optimized. You'll find that you need to write very little, if any, platform-dependent code because Qt already has what you need. And Qt is free for open source and Linux development.Although programming with Qt is straightforward and feels natural once you get the hang of it, the learning curve can be steep. Qt comes with excellent reference documentation, but beginners often find the included tutorial is not enough to really get started with Qt. That's whereProgramming with Qt steps in. You'll learn how to program in Qt as the book guides you through the steps of writing a simple paint application. Exercises with fully worked out answers help you deepen your understanding of the topics. The book presents all of the GUI elements in Qt, along with advice about when and how to use them, so you can make full use of the toolkit. For seasoned Qt programmers, there's also lots of information on advanced 2D transformations, drag-and-drop, writing custom image file filters, networking with the new Qt Network Extension, XML processing, Unicode handling, and more.Programming with Qt helps you get the most out of this powerful, easy-to-use, cross-platform toolkit. It's been completely updated for Qt Version 3.0 and includes entirely new information on rich text, Unicode/double byte characters, internationalization, and network programming.
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