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Table Of Contents

What Is Linux?
What Is Covered in This Book?
Conventions in This Book
Customer Support
Installing Red Hat Linux 9
Preparing for the Installation
The Installation
Moving Around the Desktop
Managing the Hardware
Configuring the Desktop
Managing Users
Connecting to the Internet
Managing Multiple ISPs and Connections
Software and Configuration
The RPM Command Line Tool
Office Applications
Internet Applications
Multimedia Applications
System Applications
The Shell as a Command Line Interface
Built-in Programs and External Programs
Some Common Shell Commands
Special Keys and Shortcuts
Command Line Syntax
Configuring the Shell
Managing Tasks
Shell Scripting
What Is the File System?
File Search Utilities
Navigating the File System
Managing Drives and Partitions
File System Maintenance
Managing Your User Accounts
The Purpose of Different User Accounts
The Red Hat User Manager
How Linux Stores User Account Information
Advanced User Account Management
Advanced Group Management
Users, Groups, and File System Permissions
When root Is Not Necessary
Who Is Logged In?
Networking
Setting up a Web Server
Setting up an FTP Server
Setting up a Print Server
Setting up a File Server
Setting up a Mail Server
Setting up a DHCP Server
Advanced System Administration
System Configuration
Backing Up and Archiving
Building from Source
Rebuilding the Linux Kernel
Managing Your System with Perl
And Finally
Local Security
Keeping Software Up to Date
Monitoring Security
Network Security
Where to find out more
Online Resources and Licensing Schemes
System Administration Applications
Development Applications
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Beginning Red Hat Linux 9

Beginning Red Hat Linux 9

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What is this book about?

Red Hat Linux 9 is a powerful, flexible open source operating system. Its popularity is growing, both in home use and in corporate environments of all sizes. Its user interface makes it every bit as accessible as other operating systems, and its open source pedigree opens the doors to a mind-blowing amount of free software.

This book guides you through that difficult time that comes just after you've installed a new operating system, by giving you the confidence to open your wings and fly with it. We'll take you through the installation, we'll get you working, and by the end of the book you'll have a well-configured, stable, secure operating system and a world of possibilities.

What does this book cover?

In this book, you will learn how to

Install Red Hat Linux 9 using the included 2 CD-ROM distribution from Red Hat Use Red Hat Linux 9 to connect to networks, printers, and the Internet Get working — using Office applications, Web browsers, multimedia applications, and so on Get the most from Linux — by understanding Linux's powerful file system and command line interfaces Set up and configure a Web server, a mail server, a file server, and various other types of servers Secure your machine against unauthorized use — both from the Internet and from internal threats Modify your machine to suit the way you work — installing software to create a tailored working environment

Who is this book for?

This book is for you if you're using (or planning to use) the Red Hat Linux operating system for the first time. It offers the simple, plain-speaking guidance you need as you begin to explore the vast potential of open source software. The book assumes that you're familiar with using Microsoft Windows, and aims to help you make the jump from Windows to Linux by introducing it in those terms. No previous knowledge of Linux is assumed.

What is this book about?

Red Hat Linux 9 is a powerful, flexible open source operating system. Its popularity is growing, both in home use and in corporate environments of all sizes. Its user interface makes it every bit as accessible as other operating systems, and its open source pedigree opens the doors to a mind-blowing amount of free software.

This book guides you through that difficult time that comes just after you've installed a new operating system, by giving you the confidence to open your wings and fly with it. We'll take you through the installation, we'll get you working, and by the end of the book you'll have a well-configured, stable, secure operating system and a world of possibilities.

What does this book cover?

In this book, you will learn how to

Install Red Hat Linux 9 using the included 2 CD-ROM distribution from Red Hat Use Red Hat Linux 9 to connect to networks, printers, and the Internet Get working — using Office applications, Web browsers, multimedia applications, and so on Get the most from Linux — by understanding Linux's powerful file system and command line interfaces Set up and configure a Web server, a mail server, a file server, and various other types of servers Secure your machine against unauthorized use — both from the Internet and from internal threats Modify your machine to suit the way you work — installing software to create a tailored working environment

Who is this book for?

This book is for you if you're using (or planning to use) the Red Hat Linux operating system for the first time. It offers the simple, plain-speaking guidance you need as you begin to explore the vast potential of open source software. The book assumes that you're familiar with using Microsoft Windows, and aims to help you make the jump from Windows to Linux by introducing it in those terms. No previous knowledge of Linux is assumed.

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