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  Linux Network Administrator's Guide - 3rd Edition
Full Description:
The Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition dispenses all the practical advice you need to join a network. Along with some hardware considerations, this highly acclaimed guide takes an in-depth look at all of the essential networking software that comes with the operating system--including basic infrastructure (TCP/IP, wireless networking, firewalling) and the most popular services on Linux systems.

But as the follow-up to a classic, the third edition of the Linux Network Administrator's Guide does more than just spruce up the basics. It also provides the very latest information on the following cutting-edge services:

    * Wireless hubs
    * OpenLDAP
    * FreeS/WAN
    * IMAP
    * Spam filtering
    * OpenSSH
    * BIND
    * IPv6

Featuring a litany of insider tips and techniques, the Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition is an invaluable companion for any network administrator interested in integrating Linux into their Windows environment

Authored by Terry Dawson, Tony Bautts, and Gregor N. Purdy, the Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Third Edition emerged from the Linux Documentation Project (LDP). The LDP's goal is to centralize all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from online documentation topics such as installing, using, and running Linux.

Contents Overview:
1. Introduction to Networking
2. Issues of TCP/IP Networking
3. Configuring the Serial Hardware
4. Configuring TCP/IP Networking
5. Name Service and Configuration
6. The Point-to-Point Protocol
7. TCP/IP Firewall
8. IP Accounting
9. IP Masquerade and Network Address Translation
10. Important Network Features
11. Administration Issues with Electronic Mail
12. sendmail
13. Configuring IPv6 Networks
14. Configuring the Apache Web Server
15. IMAP
16. Samba
17. OpenLDAP
18. Wireless Networking
Appendix: Example Network: The Virtual Brewery

The Review:
From different comments I had read about this book, most people thought it was a guide on installing Linux. The Linux Network Administrators Guide is an excellent book on giving any windows network administrator the information needed to set up the different network services after the Linux OS is installed.

The only thing I wasn't totally happy about was the chapter on Sendmail. I personally think Postfix is a much better and easier to use mail server. Other than that I give this book two thumbs up.

The Linux Network Administrator's Guide was originally a volunteer effort at the Linux Documentation Project. It remains on of the most highly regarded books on Linux networking.

Review ID Number: 618
  Product Details
O'Reilly
Review Date: 2005-11-04
Reviewer: Chad Laity
Rating: 10 out of 10
 
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