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Linux in Action

  • Length: 384 pages
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2018-09-16
  • ISBN-10: 1617294934
  • ISBN-13: 9781617294938
  • Sales Rank: #216370 (See Top 100 Books)


Linux in Action is a task-based tutorial that will give you the skills and deep understanding you need to administer a Linux-based system. This hands-on book guides you through 12 real-world projects so you can practice as you learn. Each chapter ends with a review of best practices, new terms, and exercises.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

You can’t learn anything without getting your hands dirty—including Linux. Skills like securing files, folders, and servers, safely installing patches and applications, and managing a network are required for any serious user, including developers, administrators, and DevOps professionals. With this hands-on tutorial, you’ll roll up your sleeves and learn Linux project by project.

About the Book

Linux in Action guides you through 12 real-world projects, including automating a backup-and-restore system, setting up a private Dropbox-style file cloud, and building your own MediaWiki server. You’ll try out interesting examples as you lock in core practices like virtualization, disaster recovery, security, backup, DevOps, and system troubleshooting. Each chapter ends with a review of best practices, new terms, and exercises.

What’s inside

  • Setting up a safe Linux environment
  • Managing secure remote connectivity
  • Building a system recovery device
  • Patching and upgrading your system

About the Reader

No prior Linux admin experience is required.

About the Author

David Clinton is a certified Linux Server Professional, seasoned instructor, and author of Manning’s bestselling Learn Amazon Web Services in a Month of Lunches.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Welcome To Linux
Chapter 2. Linux Virtualization: Building A Linux Working Environment
Chapter 3. Remote Connectivity: Safely Accessing Networked Machines
Chapter 4. Archive Management: Backing Up Or Copying Entire File Systems
Chapter 5. Automated Administration: Configuring Automated Offsite Backups
Chapter 6. Emergency Tools: Building A System Recovery Device
Chapter 7. Web Servers: Building A Mediawiki Server
Chapter 8. Networked File Sharing: Building A Nextcloud File-Sharing Server
Chapter 9. Securing Your Web Server
Chapter 10. Securing Network Connections: Creating A Vpn Or Dmz
Chapter 11. System Monitoring: Working With Log Files
Chapter 12. Sharing Data Over A Private Network
Chapter 13. Troubleshooting System Performance Issues
Chapter 14. Troubleshooting Network Issues
Chapter 15. Troubleshooting Peripheral Devices
Chapter 16. Devops Tools: Deploying A Scripted Server Environment Using Ansible

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