Linux Cookbook: Essential Skills for Linux Users and System & Network Administrators (Paperback)
This handy cookbook teaches new-to-intermediate Linux users the essential skills necessary to manage a Linux system, using both graphical and command-line tools. Whether you run Linux in embedded, desktop, server, or cloud or virtual environments, the fundamental skills are the same. This book aims to get you up and running quickly, with copy-paste examples.
Carla Schroder provides recipes that cover specific problems, with discussions that explain how each recipe works, as well as references for additional study.
You'll learn how to:
- Use systemd, the new comprehensive service manager
- Build simple or complex firewalls with firewalld
- Set up secure network connections for Linux systems and mobile devices
- Rescue nonbooting systems
- Reset lost passwords on Linux and Windows
- Use dnsmasq to simplify managing your LAN name services
- Manage users and groups and control access to files
- Probe your computer hardware and monitor hardware health
- Manage the GRUB bootloader and multiboot Linux and Windows
- Keep accurate time across your network with the newest tools
- Build an internet router/firewall on Raspberry Pi
- Manage filesystems and partitioning
About the Author
Carla Schroder is a serial career changer who first laid hands on a PC in the mid-1990s and was instantly hooked. Since then she has worked as a system and network administrator running mixed Linux/Microsoft/Apple networks, tech journalist, and technical writer. Carla has written over 1000 Linux how-tos for various publications, and currently writes and maintains the product manuals for a Linux enterprise software company. She is the author of the Linux Cookbook, Linux Networking Cookbook, and The Book of Audacity. Her fans love her skill at translating nerd to end user, and answering all those "How do I do this?" questions.