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UNIX System Administration
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Learn the fundamentals of UNIX administration--from both a network and single system perspective--using this easy-to-follow introductory guide. You'll find clear instructions for setting up such important system services sas DNS, FTP, file systems, basic security tools, and much more. Designed for easy learning, this book walks you through each step of key processes--from installation to using TCP/IP tools and network and system management. Also, the book reviews SNMP and related tools. Organized by topic and filled with step-by-step exercises, tips, and quizzes, this book is an ideal starting point on the path to becoming a successful system administrator.

This Beginner's Guide is Designed for Easy Learning: Modules--Each concept is divided into logically organized modules (chapters), ideal for self-paced learning Critical Skills--Each module opens with the specific skills covered in the module Ask the Experts--Q&A sections throughout are filled with bonus information and helpful tips 1-Minute Drills--Quick self-assessment sections check your progress Mastery Checks--End-of-module reviews test knowledge using short-answer, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the-blank questions Projects--Practical exercises show how to apply the critical skills learned in each module Blueprints--Key networking configurations are illustrated in detail

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Table of Contents

1: Introduction to UNIX 2: Basic UNIX Commands 3: Using System Administration Tools 4: Software Package Management Tools 5: Maintaining UNIX Users 6: File Systems, Disks, and Tools 7: System Security 8: Backup and Restore 9: System Operations 10: The TCP/IP Suite 11: Basic Network Tools 12: Advanced Network Tools 13: Overview of SNMP 14: Using the Domain Name System 15: Using NIS 16: SNMP System Management Tools 17: Using Network File System 18: File Transfer Protocol 19: Important System Administration Tasks/Information 20: Using DHCP 21: Using rdist A: Answers to Mastery Checks B: Tools at a Glance C: Overview of MIB-II

About the Author

Steve Maxwell has more 18 years' of experience with software development, system administration, software testing, and networking. He currently is a software development and testing manager at Inktomi Corporation. Maxwell has published three books with McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing: Unix Management Tools, Red Hat Linux Network Management Tools, and Linux Network Management Tools.

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