UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, 5th edition

  • Evi Nemeth, 
  • Garth Snyder, 
  • Trent R. Hein, 
  • Ben Whaley, 
  • Dan Mackin

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UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition is today’s definitive guide to installing, configuring and maintaining any Unix or Linux system -- including the systems that provide core Internet and cloud infrastructure.


Now fully updated for today’s Linux distributions and cloud environments, it details best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, web hosting and scale-out, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, management of IT service organizations, and much more. For modern system and network administrators, this edition contains indispensable new coverage of cloud deployments, continuous delivery, Docker and other containerization solutions, and much more.

Published by Addison Wesley (July 12th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137460359

Subject: Operating Systems

Category: Linux

Table of contents

  • Part I. Basic Administration
  • 1. Where to Start
  • 2. Booting and Shutting Down
  • 3. The File system
  • 4. Access Control and Rootly Powers
  • 5. Controlling Processes
  • 6. User Management
  • 7. Storage
  • 8. Periodic Processes
  • 9. Backups
  • 10. Syslog and Log Files
  • 11. Software Installation and Management
  • 12. The Kernel
  • 13. Scripting and the Shell
  • 14. Configuration Management
  • Part II. Networking
  • 15. Physical Networking
  • 16. TCP/IP
  • 17. Routing
  • 18. DNS: Domain Name System
  • 19. NFS: Network File System
  • 20. HTTP: Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • 21. SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
  • 22. Directory Services
  • 23. Electronic Mail
  • 24. Web Applications
  • 25. Network Management and Debugging
  • Part III. Operations
  • 26. Continuous Integration and Delivery
  • 27. Security
  • 28. Cloud Computing
  • 29. Containers and Virtualization
  • 30. Monitoring
  • 31. Performance Analysis
  • 32. Policy and Politics

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