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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is a fully supported, robust, and easily managed system for enterprise use. This book offers a complete professional guide to setting, configuring, and deploying RHEL 3 AS (Advanced Server), ES (Enterprise Server), and WS (Workstation) editions in the corporate production department.
You will begin with a complete overview and setup instructions for RHEL 3, then examine the Red Hat Network, improvements in the filesystem, and storage management, including ACL (Access Control List), RAID, and LVM. You will move on through High Availability products, an overview of Web, Email and Directory services, printing with CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) software, and file sharing with SAMBA and NFS. Finally, youll study security issues, scripting, and online resources for RHEL 3.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
This book is for system administrators who need to deploy and administer Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 systems efficiently and securely. You should have a basic understanding of Linux/Unix operating systems and preferably, some hands-on experience with Red Hat Linux.
Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.
Kapil Sharma developed a keen interest in Linux and open source technology in the mid-90s and has been working on various Unix systems and Internet Security technologies for more than 10 years. He is a postgraduate in business computing and has deployed many Unix, high-availability, clustering, and Internet security projects. He is a Sun certified system administrator (SCSA) and Sun certified network administrator (SCNA). He is also actively involved in the open source community and has contributed many technical articles on system and network security. He enjoys working on new challenges in Internet security, Internet architecture design, and various Unix flavors. He also fancies technical writing and thereby sharing his knowledge with the community. He maintains a consulting company that provides Unix and Internet security solutions, and a Web site with loads of security resources at www.linux4biz.net.
Mohammed J. Kabir is CEO and founder of EVOKNOW, Inc. His company (www.evoknow.com) develops software using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP), Java, and C++. It specializes in custom software development and offers security consulting services to many companies around the globe.
When he is not busy managing software projects or writing books, Kabir enjoys riding mountain bikes and watching sci-fi movies. Kabir studied computer engineering at California State University, Sacramento, and is also the author of Apache Server 2 Bible, Apache Server Administrator’s Handbook, and Red Hat Server 8. You can contact Kabir via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peter Norton has been working with Unix and Linux for over a decade. He has worked at companies large and small solving problems with Linux. He is an officer of the New York Linux Users group, and can be found on the nylug-talk mailing list. He currently works for a large company in New York City. He’s a vegetarian who enjoys playing capoeira angola, drinking German beer, learning Portuguese, indoor rock climbing, and sunshine.
Nathan A. Good is a software engineer, author, and all-around computer nerd living in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota. His computer expertise can best be described as “jack of all trades, master of none.” He has been administering and using Red Hat Linux boxes since RH 5, and has used many other distributions as well. He has also administered Sun, HP-UX, and AIX servers, and Windows servers and PCs.
Nathan has done programming in Java, Perl, PHP, C, C# and ASP.NET, and Bash shell scripting. He’s also worked with Delphi, but he doesn’t tell anyone.
Tony Steidler-Dennison is a freelance PHP/MySQL developer and longtime Red Hat Linux user. His coding credits encompass a wide range of applications, including robotic telescope control software, online personal information management tools, and online job site spidering. As an author, he was the original editor of “Lockernome’s Penguin Shell” newsletter and contributes frequently to Linux Journal. He’s also dabbled in the political arena, serving as the principal PHP/MySQL developer for the Wesley Clark for President campaign in 2003–2004.