Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies
Susan Douglas, Korry Douglas
* Formerly known as Red Hat Linux, the Fedora Core distribution is an excellent, no-cost alternative to Windows, Solaris, and other expensive operating systems
* Red Hat currently controls an estimated seventy percent of the Linux
* market in the U.S.
* This book gives experienced and first-time Fedora users sixty concise, step-by-step, timesaving techniques to help them perform tasks with Fedora more efficiently
* Organized by topic, the techniques are presented in the friendly, easy-to-understand For Dummies style, with a minimum of technical jargon
* The techniques run the gamut of end-user, system administration, and development tasks, ranging from desktop, file system, RPM, and database tips to Internet server, e-mail server, networking, system monitoring, security, and Linux kernel tricks
* Covers the latest release of Red Hat's Fedora Core distribution
Table of Contents:
Part I: Making the Desktop Work for You.
Technique 1: Finding the Power in KDE Protocols.
Technique 2: Getting GNOME Virtual File Systems to Do the Work for You.
Technique 3: Streamlining Your Work with FileAssociations.
Technique 4: Prompting Yourself with a Custom Prompt.
Technique 5: Getting There Quick with Dynamic Shortcuts.
Technique 6: Using cd Shortcuts for Rapid Transit.
Technique 7: Typing Less and Doing More with Handy Automagic Variables.
Technique 8: Logging In, Logging Out.
Technique 9: Making History (Work for You).
Technique 10: Keeping Your Life Simple with Aliases and Functions.
Part II: Getting the Most from Your File System.
Technique 11: Sharing Files and Printers in a Windows World.
Technique 12: Finding What You Need.
Technique 13: Moving Made Easy with Archives.
Technique 14: Downloading and Uploading Files in a Snap.
Technique 15: Building a Playpen with User ModeLinux.
Part III: Good Housekeeping with Linux.
Technique 16: Red-lining RPM Queries.
Technique 17: Installing Made Easy with RPM.
Technique 18: Getting Comfortable with RPM.
Technique 19: Keeping Up-to-Date with apt and Synaptic.
Technique 20: Setting Up Automatic Services.
Technique 21: Making Your Inner System Administrator Happy (And Productive).
Technique 22: Spring Cleaning Essentials.
Part IV: Tweaking the Kernel on Your Linux System.
Technique 23: Taking Good Care of Your Kernel.
Technique 24: Creating a Custom Kernel.
Technique 25: Coping with the SELinux Security System.
Technique 26: Finding Out about Your System with /proc.
Part V: Securing Your Workspace.
Technique 27: Closing Those Prying Eyes.
Technique 28: Using Encryption for Extra Security.
Technique 29: Securing a Large Network with Custom Authentication.
Technique 30: Customizing Authentication with PAM.
Technique 31: Gaining Privileges.
Technique 32: sudo Pseudonyms.
Technique 33: Securing Your Connections with SSH.
Part VI: Networking Like a Professional.
Technique 34: Protecting Yourself with a Firewall.
Technique 35: Using VNC to Connect to Remote Desktops.
Technique 36: Streamlining Your Network Surveillance.
Technique 37: Evaluating Your Network Security with Nessus.
Technique 38: Person-to-Person Networking with IRC.
Part VII: Monitoring Your System.
Technique 39: Controlling Troublesome Processes at the Command Line.
Technique 40: Taking Care of New (And Old) Users.
Technique 41: Keeping an Eye on Your System.
Part VIII: Serving Up the Internet and More.
Technique 42: Keeping an Apache Server in Top Form.
Technique 43: Keeping an Eye on Your Servers.
Technique 44: Making a MySQL Server Your SQL Server.
Technique 45: Safeguarding Your Apache Server with SSL Certificates.
Technique 46: Retrieving HTTPMail Using hotway and Evolution.
Technique 47: Stopping Spam with Spam Assassin.
Technique 48: Using Webmin to Simplify Sendmail Configuration.
Part IX: Backing Up Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.
Technique 49: Getting Ready to Back Up Your Data.
Technique 50: Backing Up Your Data.
Technique 51: Quick Backup to Remote Storage.
Technique 52: Archiving Changes with CVS.
Part X: Programming Tricks.
Technique 53: Using Open-Source APIs to Save Time.
Technique 54: Timesaving PHP Tricks.
Technique 55: Using the DDD Graphical Debugger with Perl.
Part XI: The Scary (Or Fun!) Stuff.
Technique 56: Burning CD-Rs without Getting Burned.
Technique 57: Search and Destroy setuid and setgid Programs.
Technique 58: Quarantining Suspicious Programs with UML.
Technique 59: Troubleshooting Persnickety Programs.
Technique 60: Securing the Fort with Bastille.
Technique 61: Creating a Second Line of Defense with LIDS.
Technique 62: Getting Graphical with Shell Scripts.