By Olaf Kirch, Terry Dawson

Linux, a Unix-compatible working procedure that runs on own desktops and bigger servers, is valued especially for its networking strengths. The Linux community Administrator's Guide spells out all of the details wanted for becoming a member of a community, even if it is a uncomplicated UUCP connection or an entire LAN with a Linux approach serving as a firewall, an NFS or NIS dossier server, and a mail and information hub.This publication, that is the most profitable to return from the Linux Documentation undertaking and continues to be freely distributable below its license, touches on all of the crucial networking software program integrated with the working process, plus a few issues. totally up-to-date, the publication now covers firewalls, together with using ipchains and iptables (netfilter), masquerading, and accounting. different new subject matters comprise Novell (NCP/IPX) help and resort (news administration). unique fabric on serial connections, UUCP, routing and DNS, mail and information, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been completely up-to-date. Kernel suggestions mirror the 2.2 kernel. even if, a few issues lined in different books (notably Samba and net server management) aren't during this book.Topics include:

  • Introduction to TCP/IP
  • Configuring community and serial hardware
  • Domain identify Service
  • Serial line communications utilizing SLIP and PPP
  • NIS and NFS
  • Taylor UUCP
  • Administering piece of email, together with sendmail and Exim
  • Administering Netnews, together with resort and several other information readers
  • Firewalling utilizing ipfwadm, ipchains, and iptables (netfilter)
  • Masquerading and accounting
  • IPX configuration for a Novell Netware network

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