Linux Network Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition

This book was written to provide a single reference for network administration in a Linux environment. Beginners and experienced users alike should find the information they need to cover nearly all important administration activities required to manage a Linux network configuration. The possible range of topics to cover is nearly limitless, so of course it has been impossible to include everything there is to say on all subjects. We've tried to cover the most important and common ones. We've found that beginners to Linux networking, even those with no prior exposure to Unix-like operating systems, have found this book good enough to help them successfully get their Linux network configurations up and running and get them ready to learn more. There are many books and other sources of information from which you can learn any of the topics covered in this book (with the possible exception of some of the truly Linux-specific features, such as the new Linux firewall interface, which is not well documented elsewhere) in greater depth. We've provided a bibliography for you to use when you are ready to explore more. Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Networking
Chapter 2: Issues of TCP/IP Networking
Chapter 3: Configuring the Networking Hardware
Chapter 4: Configuring the Serial Hardware
Chapter 5: Configuring TCP/IP Networking
Chapter 6: Name Service and Resolver Configuration
Chapter 7: Serial Line IP
Chapter 8: The Point-to-Point Protocol
Chapter 9: TCP/IP Firewall
Chapter 10: IP Accounting
Chapter 11: IP Masquerade and Network Address Translation
Chapter 12: Important Network Features
Chapter 13: The Network Information System
Chapter 14: The Network File System
Chapter 15: IPX and the NCP Filesystem
Chapter 16: Managing Taylor UUCP
Chapter 17: Electronic Mail
Chapter 18: Sendmail
Chapter 19: Getting Exim Up and Running
Chapter 20: Netnews
Chapter 21: C News
Chapter 22: NNTP and the nntpd Daemon
Chapter 23: Internet News
Chapter 24: Newsreader Configuration

Appendix A: Example Network: The Virtual Brewery
Appendix B: Useful Cable Configurations
Appendix C: Copyright Information
Appendix D: SAGE: The System Administrators Guild


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