A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (7th Edition)
Mark G. Sobell
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
“I have found this book to be a very useful classroom text, as well as a great Linux resource. It teaches Linux using a ground-up approach that gives students the chance to progress with their skills and grow into the Linux world. I have often pointed to this book when asked to recommend a solid Linux reference.”
— Eric Hartwell, Chair, School of Information Technology, ITT Technical Institute
Master All the Techniques You Need to Succeed with Fedora™ or Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
The #1 Fedora and RHEL resource—a tutorial AND on-the-job reference
Master Linux administration and security using the command line, GUI tools, Python, systemd, and firewalld
Set up key Internet servers, step by step, including Samba, Apache, MariaDB/MySQL, sendmail, OpenSSH, DNS, LDAP, and more
Brand-new chapter on Virtual Machines and Cloud Computing!
In this comprehensive guide, one of the world’s leading Linux experts brings together all the knowledge and real-world insights you need to master and succeed with today’s versions of Fedora or Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Best-selling author Mark Sobell explains Linux clearly and effectively, focusing on skills you’ll actually need as a user, programmer, or administrator.
Sobell assumes no prior Linux knowledge. He starts at the beginning and walks you through every topic and task that matters, using easy-to-understand examples. Step by step, you’ll learn how to install and configure Linux from the accompanying DVD, navigate its graphical user interface, provide file/printer sharing, configure network servers, secure Linux desktops and networks, work with the command line, administer Linux efficiently, and automate administration using Python and bash.
Mark Sobell has taught hundreds of thousands of Linux and UNIX professionals. He knows every Linux nook and cranny—and he never forgets what it’s like to be new to Linux. Whatever you want to do with Linux—now or in the future—you’ll find it in this book.
Compared with other Linux books, A Practical Guide to Fedora™and Red Hat®Enterprise Linux ®, Seventh Edition, delivers
Complete, up-to-the-minute coverage of Fedora 19 and RHEL 7 (beta)
New programming chapters that cover Python and MariaDB/MySQL, plus a new tutorial on using GnuPG to encrypt communications
Information on state-of-the-art security: SELinux, ACLs, firewalld (firewall-config and firewall-cmd), iptables (system-config-firewall), GnuPG, and OpenSSH
New chapter on VMs (virtual machines) and cloud computing, including VMware, QEMU/KVM, virt-manager, virsh, GNOME Boxes, and AWS (Amazon Web Services)
Expanded command-line coverage, including a new chapter that details 32 important utilities
Practical information on Internet server configuration, including Apache, sendmail, NFSv4, DNS/BIND, the new LDAP Dynamic Server, and IPv6
Complete “meat-and-potatoes” information on system/network administration, now including GRUB 2, the XFS filesystem, the new Anaconda Installer, the systemd init daemon, firewalld, and NetworkManager
Detailed instructions on keeping Linux systems up to date, finding software packages, and working with repositories using yum and rpm
Full coverage of the LPI Linux Essentials exam objectives plus extensive coverage of the CompTIA Linux+ exam objectives; Appendix E provides a map from objectives to pages in the book
New coverage of find, sort, xz (compression), free, xargs, and the nano editor
And much more, including a 500+ term glossary and comprehensive indexes
Includes DVD! Get the full version of the Fedora 19 release!
working on a kernel, the GNU Hurd,3 which runs on top of Mach4). Developing this kernel has been a lot harder than we expected, and we are still working on finishing it.5 ...[M]any believe that once Linus Torvalds finished writing the kernel, his friends looked around for other free software, and for no particular reason most everything necessary to make a UNIX-like system was already available. 3. www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd.html 4. www.gnu.org/software/hurd/microkernel/mach.html 5.
not cover the installation or use of Xen. See fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tools/Xen for installation instructions. For more information on Xen, refer to the wiki at wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki and the Xen home page at www.cl.cam.ac.uk/research/srg/netos/xen. Why Linux Is Popular with Hardware Companies and Developers Two trends in the computer industry set the stage for the popularity of UNIX and Linux. First, advances in hardware technology created the need for an operating system that could take
provides a GUI interface that allows you to upgrade from a previous version of Fedora (9 or higher) to the current version. It performs all downloads in the background while you work. After downloading the necessary software packages and rebooting, Fedora starts the installer and performs the upgrade. See fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_use_PreUpgrade for more information. Clean install An installation, sometimes referred to as a clean install, writes all fresh data to a hard disk. The
software packages. Once you install from this CD, you must connect to the Internet to update the software on the system and download and install additional packages. To begin most installations, insert the live CD or the install DVD into the CD/DVD drive and turn on or reset the system. For hard disk and network-based installations, you can use the first installation CD, the Net Boot CD, the install DVD, or a USB flash drive. Installing from a Live Session Bring up a live GNOME session as
the Software Update window closes. If the updates require you to reboot the system or restart a program, an object appears on the Top panel. Click this object and take the required action as soon as you are ready. For more information refer to “Updating, Installing, and Removing Software Packages” on page 122. Changing Appearance (Themes) One of the most exciting aspects of a Linux desktop is the flexibility it offers in allowing you to change its appearance. You can change not only the