Linux Network Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: June 2000
Pages: 512

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
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A great book!

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LINUX Network Administrator's Guide is one of the most useful books I've read so far. This book is, as many other titles from O'Reilly, a must-have for every administrator that wants to learn about Gnu/Linux Networking.

The book begins explaining issues of TCP/IP like IP Addresses, classless Inter-Domain Routing and networks and subnetworks. This introduction shows the basics for the user that does not know much about Networking. Then the book explains Networking issues under Gnu/Linux, its tools and the basic configuration.

The following chapter begins under the title "Configuring TCP/IP Networking", this chapter reveals the /proc pseudo file system secrets and comments how to setup a DHCP server. The explanations are complete and understandable for the new user. However, as the book covers the basics ( like networking introduction and basic setup ) and also harder topics like wireless network and servers it's useful either for the novice or the experienced reader.

The book includes chapters about the most important services and applications available to setup Gnu/Linux Networks. Also it includes brief and useful tips and other brilliant chapters like the one of Wireless Networking.

This book is one of the greatest works of the editorial. This book is also available for download. This edition written by Bautts, Dawson and Purdy, is the printed version of a free book.

An excellent work.

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a very good book, and ofcourse a brave stance by Tim to publish an online available book.surely a commendable service for linux community!

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Coming from Internetworking background, this book provides the best information for a Network professional regarding how network operating systems interact on a network.

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This book is very useful for my daily administration of my Linux Server, and it provides some tricks and tips is very useful and help me to save my time! Thank You! for O'Relly book!

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I am pleased that this book has finally appeared (the first edition was feeling older with every passing day), and that it covers important topics that were missed by the first edition for whatever reason. (Most notable from my perspective was the lack of firewall information, which has been amply updated. I realize the tools we now take for granted were in development at the time of the first edition.)

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