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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.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction to Linux Networking
Chapter 2. Building a Linux Gateway on a Single-Board Computer
Chapter 3. Building a Linux Firewall
Chapter 4. Building a Linux Wireless Access Point
Chapter 5. Building a VoIP Server with Asterisk
Chapter 6. Routing with Linux
Chapter 7. Secure Remote Administration with SSH
Chapter 8. Using Cross-Platform Remote Graphical Desktops
Chapter 9. Building Secure Cross-Platform Virtual Private Networks with OpenVPN
Chapter 10. Building a Linux PPTP VPN Server
Chapter 11. Single Sign-on with Samba for Mixed Linux/Windows LANs
Chapter 12. Centralized Network Directory with OpenLDAP
Chapter 13. Network Monitoring with Nagios
Chapter 14. Network Monitoring with MRTG
Chapter 15. Getting Acquainted with IPv6
Chapter 16. Setting Up Hands-Free Network Installations of New Systems
Chapter 17. Linux Server Administration via Serial Console
Chapter 18. Running a Linux Dial-Up Server
Chapter 19. Troubleshooting Networks

Appendix A. Essential References
Appendix B. Glossary of Networking Terms
Appendix C. Linux Kernel Building Reference

Book Details

  • Paperback: 642 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (November 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596102488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596102487
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