"The definitive work on Red Hat Linux. Chain it to your desk. You'll browse
others, but you'll wear this one out."
-Nicholas Petreley, Founding Editor of LinuxWorld
If Red Hat Linux 9 can do it, you can do it too...
Activate the power of Red Hat Linux 9, the most popular distribution of this practical, economical operating system, with the in-depth information in this comprehensive reference manual. If you're exploring Linux for the first time, the hands-on instructions for installing, configuring, and customizing the system will get you going with confidence. If you're a Red Hat veteran, Linux expert Christopher Negus gives you everything you need to administer the latest desktop, server, and networking enhancements, plus much more.
Inside, you'll find complete coverage of Red Hat Linux 9
* Explore GNOME and KDE desktop menus, panels, file managers, workspaces, and themes
* Configure a firewall to share your Internet connection and protect your LAN
* Run applications for Internet browsing, publishing, music, video, and gaming
* Construct your own public Internet server, complete with mail, DNS, FTP, and Web services
* Administer users, manage backups, and automate system tasks
* Create dial-up connections, wireless LANs, and virtual private networks (CIPE)
* Set up Windows (Samba), Mac (netatalk), or NetWare (mars-nwe) file and print sharing from Linux
* Use the Red Hat Network up2date facility to easily get software updates
Special 3 CD-ROM version of Red Hat Linux 9, with 260 additional packages not included in the standard 2 CD Publisher's Edition
Red Hat Linux 9 core includes: Linux kernel, GNU C compiler, GNOME desktop, Apache Web server, Samba Windows file/print sharing, CUPS print service, Sendmail mail server, and BIND DNS server
Additional packages include:
* KDE desktop
* Legacy UNIX network services
Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started in Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 1: An Overview of Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 2: Installing Red Hat Linux.
Part II: Using Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with the Desktop.
Chapter 4: Using Linux Commands.
Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications.
Chapter 6: Publishing with Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 7: Playing Games with Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 8: Multimedia in Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 9: Tools for Using the Internet and the Web.
Part III: Administering Red Hat Linux.
Chapter 10: Understanding System Administration.
Chapter 11: Setting Up and Supporting Users.
Chapter 12: Automating System Tasks.
Chapter 13: Backing Up and Restoring Files.
Chapter 14: Computer Security Issues.
Part IV: Red Hat Linux Network and Server Setup.
Chapter 15: Setting Up a Local Area Network.
Chapter 16: Connecting to the Internet.
Chapter 17: Setting Up a Print Server.
Chapter 18: Setting Up a File Server.
Chapter 19: Setting Up a Mail Server.
Chapter 20: Setting Up an FTP Server.
Chapter 21: Setting Up a Web Server.
Chapter 22: Setting Up a News Server.
Chapter 23: Setting Up Boot Servers: DHCP and NIS.
Chapter 24: Setting Up a MySQL Database Server.
Chapter 25: Making Servers Public with DNS.
Chapter 26: Using Linux Servers from a MAC.
Part V: Appendixes.
Appendix A: What’s on the CD-ROMs.
Appendix B: Red Hat Linux RPMs.
Appendix C: Running Network Services.
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