Linux Server Hacks

Rob Flickenger

  • 出版商: O'Reilly
  • 售價: $900
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 242
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0596004613
  • ISBN-13: 9780596004613
  • 相關分類: Linux

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A competent system administrator knows that a Linux server is a high performance system for routing large amounts of information through a network connection. Setting up and maintaining a Linux server requires understanding not only the hardware, but the ins and outs of the Linux operating system along with its supporting cast of utilities as well as layers of applications software. There's basic documentation online but there's a lot beyond the basics you have to know, and this only comes from people with hands-on, real-world experience. This kind of "know how" is what we sought to capture in Linux Server Hacks.

Linux Server Hacks is a collection of 100 industrial-strength hacks, providing tips and tools that solve practical problems for Linux system administrators. Every hack can be read in just a few minutes but will save hours of searching for the right answer. Some of the hacks are subtle, many of them are non-obvious, and all of them demonstrate the power and flexibility of a Linux system. You'll find hacks devoted to tuning the Linux kernel to make your system run more efficiently, as well as using CVS or RCS to track the revision to system files. You'll learn alternative ways to do backups, how to use system monitoring tools to track system performance and a variety of secure networking solutions. Linux Server Hacks also helps you manage large-scale Web installations running Apache, MySQL, and other open source tools that are typically part of a Linux system.

O'Reilly's new Hacks Series proudly reclaims the term "hacking" for the good guys. Hackers use their ingenuity to solve interesting problems. Rob Flickenger is an experienced system administrator, having managed the systems for O'Reilly Network for several years. (He's also into community wireless networking and he's written a book on that subject for O'Reilly.) Rob has also collected the best ideas and tools from a number of other highly skilled contributors.

Written for users who already understand the basics, Linux Server Hacks is built upon the expertise of people who really know what they're doing.

Table of Contents

How to Become a Hacker

Preface

Server Basics
      1. Removing Unnecessary Services
      2. Forgoing the Console Login
      3. Common Boot Parameters
      4. Creating a Persistent Daemon with init
      5. n>&m: Swap Standard Output and Standard Error
      6. Building Complex Command Lines
      7. Working with Tricky Files in xargs
      8. Immutable Files in ext2/ext3
      9. Speeding Up Compiles
      10. At Home in Your Shell Environment
      11. Finding and Eliminating setuid/setgid Binaries
      12. Make sudo Work Harder
      13. Using a Makefile to Automate Admin Tasks
      14. Brute Forcing Your New Domain Name
      15. Playing Hunt the Disk Hog
      16. Fun with /proc
      17. Manipulating Processes Symbolically with procps
      18. Managing System Resources per Process
      19. Cleaning Up after Ex-Users
      20. Eliminating Unnecessary Drivers from the Kernel
      21. Using Large Amounts of RAM
      22. hdparm: Fine Tune IDE Drive Parameters

Revision Control
      23. Getting Started with RCS
      24. Checking Out a Previous Revision in RCS
      25. Tracking Changes with rcs2log
      26. Getting Started with CVS
      27. CVS: Checking Out a Module
      28. CVS: Updating Your Working Copy
      29. CVS: Using Tags
      30. CVS: Making Changes to a Module
      31. CVS: Merging Files
      32. CVS: Adding and Removing Files and Directories
      33. CVS: Branching Development
      34. CVS: Watching and Locking Files
      35. CVS: Keeping CVS Secure
      36. CVS: Anonymous Repositories

Backups
      37. Backing Up with tar over ssh
      38. Using rsync over ssh
      39. Archiving with Pax
      40. Backing Up Your Boot Sector
      41. Keeping Parts of Filesystems in sync with rsync
      42. Automated Snapshot-Style Incremental Backups with rsync
      43. Working with ISOs and CDR/CDRWs
      44. Burning a CD Without Creating an ISO File

Networking
      45. Creating a Firewall from the Command Line of any Server
      46. Simple IP Masquerading
      47. iptables Tips & Tricks
      48. Forwarding TCP Ports to Arbitrary Machines
      49. Using Custom Chains in iptables
      50. Tunneling: IPIP Encapsulation
      51. Tunneling: GRE Encapsulation
      52. Using vtun over ssh to Circumvent NAT
      53. Automatic vtund.conf Generator

Monitoring
      54. Steering syslog
      55. Watching Jobs with watch
      56. What's Holding That Port Open?
      57. Checking On Open Files and Sockets with lsof
      58. Monitor System Resources with top
      59. Constant Load Average Display in the Titlebar
      60. Network Monitoring with ngrep
      61. Scanning Your Own Machines with nmap
      62. Disk Age Analysis
      63. Cheap IP Takeover
      64. Running ntop for Real-Time Network Stats
      65. Monitoring Web Traffic in Real Time with httptop

SSH
      66. Quick Logins with ssh Client Keys
      67. Turbo-mode ssh Logins
      68. Using ssh-Agent Effectively
      69. Running the ssh-Agent in a GUI
      70. X over ssh
      71. Forwarding Ports over ssh

Scripting
      72. Get Settled in Quickly with movein.sh
      73. Global Search and Replace with Perl
      74. Mincing Your Data into Arbitrary Chunks (in bash)
      75. Colorized Log Analysis in Your Terminal

Information Servers
      76. Running BIND in a chroot Jail
      77. Views in BIND 9
      78. Setting Up Caching DNS with Authority for Local Domains
      79. Distributing Server Load with Round-Robin DNS
      80. Running Your Own Top-Level Domain
      81. Monitoring MySQL Health with mtop
      82. Setting Up Replication in MySQL
      83. Restoring a Single Table from a Large MySQL Dump
      84. MySQL Server Tuning
      85. Using proftpd with a mysql Authentication Source
      86. Optimizing glibc, linuxthreads, and the Kernel for a Super MySQL Server
      87. Apache Toolbox
      88. Display the Full Filename in Indexes
      89. Quick Configuration Changes with IfDefine
      90. Simplistic Ad Referral Tracking
      91. Mimicking FTP Servers with Apache
      92. Rotate and compress Apache Server Logs
      93. Generating an SSL cert and Certificate Signing Request
      94. Creating Your Own CA
      95. Distributing Your CA to Client Browsers
      96. Serving multiple sites with the same DocumentRoot
      97. Delivering Content Based on the Query String Using mod_rewrite
      98. Using mod_proxy on Apache for Speed
      99. Distributing Load with Apache RewriteMap
      100. Ultrahosting: Mass Web Site Hosting with Wildcards, Proxy, and Rewrite

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