Linux Network Administrator’s Guide, 2nd Edition

Linux Network Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition

This is a free linux book from O’Reilly Open Books Project. It covers many topics related to linux network administration. This book, which is one of the most successful to come from the Linux Documentation Project and remains freely distributable under its license, touches on all the essential networking software included with the operating system, plus some hardware considerations.


Fully updated, the book now covers firewalls, including the use of ipchains and iptables (netfilter), masquerading, and accounting. Other new topics include Novell (NCP/IPX) support and INN (news administration). Original material on serial connections, UUCP, routing and DNS, mail and News, SLIP and PPP, NFS, and NIS has been thoroughly updated. Kernel options reflect the 2.2 kernel. However, some topics covered in other books (notably Samba and web server administration) are not in this book.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction to Networking
  • Issues of TCP/IP Networking
  • Configuring the Networking Hardware
  • Configuring the Serial Hardware
  • Configuring TCP/IP Networking
  • Name Service and Resolver Configuration
  • Serial Line IP
  • The Point-to-Point Protocol
  • TCP/IP Firewall
  • IP Accounting
  • IP Masquerade and Network Address Translation
  • Important Network Features
  • The Network Information System
  • The Network File System
  • IPX and the NCP Filesystem
  • Managing Taylor UUCP
  • Electronic Mail
  • Sendmail
  • Getting Exim Up and Running
  • Netnews
  • C News
  • NNTP and the nntpd Daemon
  • Internet News
  • Newsreader Configuration

Book Details

Author(s): Olaf Kirch & Terry Dawson
Format(s): HTML
Number of pages: 506
Link: Read online.

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