By Carla Schroder
This soup-to-nuts selection of recipes covers every little thing you must understand to accomplish your activity as a Linux community administrator, no matter if you are new to the activity or have years of expertise. With Linux Networking Cookbook, you are going to dive immediately into the gnarly hands-on paintings of establishing and retaining a working laptop or computer network.
Running a community doesn't suggest you have got the entire solutions. Networking is a fancy topic with reams of reference fabric that is tough to maintain directly, less take into accout. if you'd like a e-book that lays out the stairs for particular initiatives, that sincerely explains the instructions and configurations, and doesn't tax your endurance with unending ramblings and meanderings into idea and imprecise RFCs, this is often the ebook for you.
You will locate recipes for:
- Building a gateway, firewall, and instant entry aspect on a Linux network
- Building a VoIP server with Asterisk
- Secure distant management with SSH
- Building safe VPNs with OpenVPN, and a Linux PPTP VPN server
- Single sign-on with Samba for combined Linux/Windows LANs
- Centralized community listing with OpenLDAP
- Network tracking with Nagios or MRTG
- Getting conversant in IPv6
- Setting up hands-free networks installations of recent systems
- Linux method management through serial console
And much more. every one recipe incorporates a transparent, hands-on resolution with demonstrated code, plus a dialogue on why it really works. for those who have to resolve a community challenge right now, and do not have the time or persistence to sweep via reference books or the internet for solutions, Linux Networking Cookbook provides precisely what you need.
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