CentOS 6 Linux Server Cookbook
This book is written in cookbook style and it offers learning through recipes with examples and illustrations. Each recipe contains step-by-step instructions about everything necessary to execute a particular task. The book is designed so that you can read it from start to end for beginner's or just open up any chapter and start following the recipes as a reference for advanced users,"CentOS 6 Linux Server Cookbook" is for Linux professionals and system administrators using CentOS for their business’s server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook
Over 60 recipes to help you build, configure, and orchestrate RHEL 7 Server to make your everyday administration experience seamless About This Book Create fully unattended installations and deploy configurations without breaking a sweat Discover and kick-start the newest RHEL 7 configuration and management tools through an easy-to-follow, practical approach for a lazy system management Be guided by an experienced RHEL expert who is a certified Linux engineer with a passion for open source and open standards Who This Book Is For Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server Cookbook is for RHEL 7 system administrators and DevOps in need of a practical reference guide to troubleshoot common issues and quickly perform tasks. What You Will Learn Set up and configure RHEL 7 Server Use NetworkManager to configure all aspects of your network Manage virtual environments using libvirt Set up software repositories Secure and monitor your RHEL environment Configure SELinux, and create and apply its policies Create kickstart scripts to automatically deploy RHEL 7 systems Use Orchestration and configuration management tools to manage your environment In Detail Dominating the server market, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system gives you the support you need to modernize your infrastructure and boost your organization's efficiency. Combining both stability and flexibility, RHEL helps you meet the challenges of today and adapt to the demands of tomorrow. This practical Cookbook guide will help you get to grips with RHEL 7 Server and automating its installation. Designed to provide targeted assistance through hands-on recipe guidance, it will introduce you to everything you need to know about KVM guests and deploying multiple standardized RHEL systems effortlessly. Get practical reference advice that will make complex networks setups look like child's play, and dive into in-depth coverage of configuring a RHEL system. Also including full recipe coverage of how to set up, configuring, and troubleshoot SELinux, you'll also discover how secure your operating system, as well as how to monitor it. Style and approach This practical guide is packed full of hands-on recipes that provide quick solutions to the problems faced when building your RHEL 7 system from scratch using orchestration tools. Each topic is explained sequentially in the process of setting up a system and binding everything together.
CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook
Over 80 recipes to get up and running with CentOS 7 Linux server About This Book A practical guide to install, configure, administer and maintain CentOS 7 servers An in-depth guide to the CentOS 7 operating system, exploring its various new features and changes in server administration Presents tricks and solutions to tackle common server issues with the help of practical examples and real-life scenarios Who This Book Is For This book is targeted at beginner and more experienced system administrators alike who want to use CentOS as their server solution. Readers do not need much pre-knowledge or experience at all to work with this book. What You Will Learn Install and configure CentOS 7 Linux server system from scratch using normal and advanced methods Maintain a performance-based and secure server solution by deploying expert configuration advice and managing software packages Monitor, manage and develop your server's file system to maintain a stable performance Gain best practice methods on sharing files and resources through a network Install and configure common standard services such as web, mail, FTP, database and domain name server technologies Introduce you to the world of operating-system-level virtualization using the Docker platform. Understand the fundamentals of the Security-Enhanced Linux access control architecture Monitor your IT infrastructure using Nagios In Detail This book will provide you with a comprehensive series of starting points that will give you direct access to the inner workings of the latest CentOS version 7 and help you trim the learning curve to master your server. You will begin with the installation and basic configuration of CentOS 7, followed by learning how to manage your system, services and software packages. You will then gain an understanding of how to administer the file system, secure access to your server and configure various resource sharing services such as file, printer and DHCP servers across your network. Further on, we cover advanced topics such as FTP services, building your own DNS server, running database servers, and providing mail and web services. Finally, you will get a deep understanding of SELinux and you will learn how to work with Docker operating-system virtualization and how to monitor your IT infrastructure with Nagios. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of all the aspects of configuring, implementing and administering CentOS 7 Linux server and how to put it in control. Style and approach This book is a practical reference guide with hands-on examples and solutions to real-world administration problems. It covers in-depth and comprehensive information on CentOS 7 and its new features.
Mastering CentOS 7 Linux Server
Configure, manage, and secure a CentOS 7 Linux server to serve a variety of services provided in a sustainable computer's infrastructure. About This Book Learn how to efficiently set up and manage a Linux server using one of the best suited technologies for this purpose, CentOS 7 Personalize your Linux server and familiarize yourself with the latest tools and utilities setup provided by the new CentOS distribution Follow a step-by-step tutorial through the configuration of the requested services with the capacity to personalize them as per your needs Who This Book Is For If you are a Linux system administrator with an intermediate administration level, this is your opportunity to master the brand new distribution of CentOS. If you wish to possess a fully sustainable Linux server, with all its new tools and tweaks, that serves a variety of services to your users and customers, this book is ideal for you. It is your ticket to easily adapt to all the changes made in the latest shift. What You Will Learn Manage CentOS 7 users, groups, and root access privileges Enhance the server's security through its firewall and prevent the most common attacks from penetrating or disabling the server Explore and implement the common, useful services that a CentOS 7 server can provide Monitor your server infrastructure for system or hardware issues Create and configure a virtual machine using virtualization technologies Implement a cloud computing solution on a single node system Get an introduction to the configuration management tools and their usage Discover the importance of the tools that provide remote connection, server service security, and system and process monitoring tools In Detail Most server infrastructures are equipped with at least one Linux server that provides many essential services, both for a user's demands and for the infrastructure itself. Setting up a sustainable Linux server is one of the most demanding tasks for a system administrator to perform. However, learning multiple, new technologies to meet all of their needs is time-consuming. CentOS 7 is the brand new version of the CentOS Linux system under the RPM (Red Hat) family. It is one of the most widely-used operating systems, being the choice of many organizations across the world. With the help of this book, you will explore the best practices and administration tools of CentOS 7 Linux server along with implementing some of the most common Linux services. We start by explaining the initial steps you need to carry out after installing CentOS 7 by briefly explaining the concepts related to users, groups, and right management, along with some basic system security measures. Next, you will be introduced to the most commonly used services and shown in detail how to implement and deploy them so they can be used by internal or external users. Soon enough, you will be shown how to monitor the server. We will then move on to master the virtualization and cloud computing techniques. Finally, the book wraps up by explaining configuration management and some security tweaks. All these topics and more are covered in this comprehensive guide, which briefly demonstrates the latest changes to all of the services and tools with the recent shift from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7. Style and approach This is a detailed and in-depth guide to help you administrate CentOS 7 for the usage of your server's infrastructure and also for personal network security. Each section shows a list of tools and utilities that are useful to perform the required task, in an easy to understand manner.
CentOS 7 Server Deployment Cookbook
Deploy and manage today's essential services on an enterprise-class, open operating system About This Book Configure and manage Linux servers in varying scenarios and for a range of business requirements Explore the up-to-date features of CentOS using real-world scenarios See practical and extensive recipes to deploy and manage CentOS Who This Book Is For This book is for Linux professionals with basic Unix/Linux functionality experience, perhaps even having set up a server before, who want to advance their knowledge in administering various services. What You Will Learn See how to deploy CentOS easily and painlessly, even in multi-server environments Configure various methods of remote access to the server so you don't always have to be in the data center Make changes to the default configuration of many services to harden them and increase the security of the system Learn to manage DNS, emails and web servers Protect yourself from threats by monitoring and logging network intrusion and system intrusion attempts, rootkits, and viruses Take advantage of today's powerful hardware by running multiple systems using virtualization In Detail CentOS is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) sources and is widely used as a Linux server. This book will help you to better configure and manage Linux servers in varying scenarios and business requirements. Starting with installing CentOS, this book will walk you through the networking aspects of CentOS. You will then learn how to manage users and their permissions, software installs, disks, filesystems, and so on. You'll then see how to secure connection to remotely access a desktop and work with databases. Toward the end, you will find out how to manage DNS, e-mails, web servers, and more. You will also learn to detect threats by monitoring network intrusion. Finally, the book will cover virtualization techniques that will help you make the most of CentOS. Style and approach This easy-to-read cookbook is filled with practical recipes. Hands-on, task-based exercises will present you with real-world solutions to deploy and manage CentOS in varying business scenarios.
Centos 7 Linux Server Cookbook Second Edition
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CentOS is the enterprise-grade Linux operating system built using the same source code as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to provide a free-to-use alternative to Red Hat's commercial Linux offering. The purpose of this book is to build on your understanding of CentOS and to explore those mission-critical services you are entrusted to manage and maintain. Starting with a brief introduction to the overall subject of troubleshooting a CentOS server, this book will take you on a journey across the whole spectrum of issue-based problem solving, which includes active processes, the networking environment, package management, users, folders, files, shared resources, security, databases, and web-based services. By the end of the book, you will have expert-level competency in identifying and diagnosing the root causes of CentOS storage, network, and administration issues and resolving them.
CentOS System Administration Essentials
If you are a Linux administrator who is looking to gain knowledge that differentiates yourself from the crowd, then this is the book for you. Beginners who have a keen interest to learn more about Linux administration will also progress quickly with this resourceful learning guide.
Linux Security Cookbook
Computer security is an ongoing process, a relentless contest between system administrators and intruders. A good administrator needs to stay one step ahead of any adversaries, which often involves a continuing process of education. If you're grounded in the basics of security, however, you won't necessarily want a complete treatise on the subject each time you pick up a book. Sometimes you want to get straight to the point. That's exactly what the new Linux Security Cookbook does. Rather than provide a total security solution for Linux computers, the authors present a series of easy-to-follow recipes--short, focused pieces of code that administrators can use to improve security and perform common tasks securely.The Linux Security Cookbook includes real solutions to a wide range of targeted problems, such as sending encrypted email within Emacs, restricting access to network services at particular times of day, firewalling a webserver, preventing IP spoofing, setting up key-based SSH authentication, and much more. With over 150 ready-to-use scripts and configuration files, this unique book helps administrators secure their systems without having to look up specific syntax. The book begins with recipes devised to establish a secure system, then moves on to secure day-to-day practices, and concludes with techniques to help your system stay secure.Some of the "recipes" you'll find in this book are: Controlling access to your system from firewalls down to individual services, using iptables, ipchains, xinetd, inetd, and more Monitoring your network with tcpdump, dsniff, netstat, and other tools Protecting network connections with Secure Shell (SSH) and stunnel Safeguarding email sessions with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Encrypting files and email messages with GnuPG Probing your own security with password crackers, nmap, and handy scripts This cookbook's proven techniques are derived from hard-won experience. Whether you're responsible for security on a home Linux system or for a large corporation, or somewhere in between, you'll find valuable, to-the-point, practical recipes for dealing with everyday security issues. This book is a system saver.
Linux Networking Cookbook
This soup-to-nuts collection of recipes covers everything you need to know to perform your job as a Linux network administrator, whether you're new to the job or have years of experience. With Linux Networking Cookbook, you'll dive straight into the gnarly hands-on work of building and maintaining a computer network. Running a network doesn't mean you have all the answers. Networking is a complex subject with reams of reference material that's difficult to keep straight, much less remember. If you want a book that lays out the steps for specific tasks, that clearly explains the commands and configurations, and does not tax your patience with endless ramblings and meanderings into theory and obscure RFCs, this is the book for you. You will find recipes for: Building a gateway, firewall, and wireless access point on a Linux network Building a VoIP server with Asterisk Secure remote administration with SSH Building secure VPNs with OpenVPN, and a Linux PPTP VPN server Single sign-on with Samba for mixed Linux/Windows LANs Centralized network directory with OpenLDAP Network monitoring with Nagios or MRTG Getting acquainted with IPv6 Setting up hands-free networks installations of new systems Linux system administration via serial console And a lot more. Each recipe includes a clear, hands-on solution with tested code, plus a discussion on why it works. When you need to solve a network problem without delay, and don't have the time or patience to comb through reference books or the Web for answers, Linux Networking Cookbook gives you exactly what you need.