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Fri, 29 Apr 2005

Linux Networks

Bautts, Dawson, Purdy, Linux Network and Adminsrators Guide, 3rd Edition, O'Reilly

These days a lot more people have something to do with sitting up networks than they used to and so something like this book will have more use than the days when it was mostly on the shelves of people doing this sort of thing for a living.

The aim of the book "is to provide a single reference for network administration in a Linux environment" and this it does in a very complete sort of way. On the way through it also looks at various security issues.

You get an introduction to networking, a closer look at TCP/IP and then get on to configure it. DNS, PPP, firewalls, IP Masquerade, email, IPv6, Apache, IMAP, Samba, wifi -- all these and more get sections that will enable the reader to be more clueful in getting things done and in helping prevent nasties from living in your network.

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