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Linux Troubleshooting Bible w/WS [Paperback]

Christopher Negus , Thomas Weeks
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3 Aug 2004 076456997X 978-0764569975
∗ An indispensable resource for Fedora users who must now work without customer support from Red Hat, Inc., covering critical troubleshooting techniques for networks, internal servers, and external servers ∗ Chris Negus is a well–known Linux authority and also the author of the top–selling Red Hat Linux Bible (0–7645–4333–4); Thomas Weeks is a trainer and administrator who manages hundreds of Red Hat Linux systems ∗ Covers all of the most common Fedora problem areas: firewalls, DNS servers, print servers, Samba, NFS, Web servers, FTP servers, e–mail servers, modems, adding hardware, and hardware certification ∗ Features easy–to–use flowcharts that guide administrators step by step through common Fedora troubleshooting scenarios ∗ A companion Web site offers troubleshooting updates to keep pace with the frequent Fedora Core releases as well as a forum for exchanging troubleshooting tips

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  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (3 Aug 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 076456997X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764569975
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 19.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,247,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If something goes wrong, roll up your sleeves, then troubleshoot and fix Linux yourself! Commercial support packages for Linux can be expensive. This unique book gives you the power to diagnose and fix a wide range of Linux problems. Using Fedora Core Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux examples, Thomas Weeks and bestselling Red Hat Linux Bible author Christopher Negus offer you scores of step–by–step procedures and tools to resolve Linux hardware incompatibilities and system conflicts commonly encountered in workstation, server and networking environments. Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of Linux troubleshooting Prevent failures with install–time troubleshooting Formulate solid backup and recovery strategies Automate, secure, and provision both client and server systems Create intrusion detection systems and firewalls Diagnose and resolve driver issues for video cards, modems, and other hardware Deal with file system corruption using emergency boot environments Perform server–side configuration and trouble–shooting of BIND9/DNS, Samba, NFS, FTP, Web (Apache), Mail (Sendmail/Postfix), printing (CUPS), and other servers Find special sections on Debian and SUSE troubleshooting techniques

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Christopher Negus is the author of Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions), Linux Toys , and dozens of other books on Linux and UNIX systems. Chris began his career writing about UNIX systems at AT& T more than two decades ago. His work with AT& T included an 8–year run with Bell Laboratories and UNIX System Laboratories, where he worked directly with the developers of the UNIX System V operating system. Later, Chris followed the UNIX source code to Novell, Inc., in Utah, where he helped develop UnixWare documentation and wrote several books on UNIX and UnixWare. Thomas (“Tweeks”) Weeks holds a BS–EET/Telecom degree from Texas A& M, has worked for several large government and IT/security contractors in the positions of Test and Integration lab coordinator and general sysadmin, sysadmin technical trainer and course developer, as well as electrical and systems engineer. He has been working with Rackspace Managed Hosting since 1999 in the roles of Sys–Admin, Corporate Technical Trainer, and has acted as liaison between customer support/security/product/engineering departments. Tweeks has also been president of the San Antonio user group, X–otic Computer Systems of San Antonio (xcssa.org) since 1996.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Fine. 23 Oct 2013
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A little dated, but I bought it to boost my Linux library. A useful tool to have around although I have yet to use it in earnest
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a RHCE, Sys admin, and Linux daily user. 30 Nov 2004
By dprovenger - Published on Amazon.com
This book contains a great amount of information regarding the troubleshooting of key services like Bind, Samba, NFS, Apache, FTP, SSH, and Sendmail. I found very useful information related to printing services, system tools, and backup solutions. The book contains some key "Tips and Tricks" that seem very useful for the everyday issues I see as an administrator. As and RHCE and experienced system administrator, I found the book very useful and find myself picking up the book very often to review and test some of the ideas mentioned on its content.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Troubleshooting Linux yourself 9 Nov 2004
By Chris Negus - Published on Amazon.com
Linux systems have become easy enough to use that you no longer have to be a computer expert to operate a Linux desktop or set up a simple server. However, making the leap of faith to bet your organization on Linux requires a decision to:

* Purchase expensive support contracts from Red Hat Inc., Novell, Inc. or some other Linux vendor, or

* Take the responsibility to configure and troubleshoot Linux yourself.

Knowing how to safely deploy a Linux system on the Internet, or debug server software or desktop hardware, can take years to develop. Contributors to the Linux Troubleshooting Bible condense their years of experience into a few hundred pages that will set you on your own road to becoming a Linux guru.

I put together the team of writers on this book to save you the thousands of hours it would take to start from scratch learning Linux troubleshooting on your own. Among the contributors is Tom Weeks, who trains technicians that support and protect literally thousands of Linux systems at Rackspace Managed Hosting, and Jesse Keating, founder of the Fedora Legacy Project, which provides critical security updates to Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core Linux systems. I've tried to leverage more than 20 years of my own experience writing about UNIX and Linux system administration to make the information interesting and entertaining.

I took on this project because I felt strongly that the Linux community needs cohesive resources to take the Linux enthusiast forward to where he can become a skilled Linux professional. With a focus on Red Hat (Fedora and RHEL), Debian, and SuSE systems, I hope you find the Linux Troubleshooting Bible to be a useful way to expand your hobby into a powerful profession.

-- Chris Negus

Co-author Linux Troubleshooting Bible

Author Red Hat Linux Bible (all editions)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good. Great assistance information 5 Dec 2004
By Snowdog - Published on Amazon.com
This book is the best I've ever used for working on my systems. Though it leans heavily on the Red Hat and Fedora distributions, the reader can apply most of the information to their favorite distribution. If I hadn't used it, I never would had known that BIND is now chrooted.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference 19 Jan 2014
By Johnson Walthall - Published on Amazon.com
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I was able to find information on events that had me baffled or cleared up issues where I may have lacked some understanding, great resource for Linux and Unix users.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Notes on "Linux Troubleshooting Bible" 9 Sep 2005
By Ronnie J. Bell - Published on Amazon.com
"Linux Troubleshooting Bible" is another excellent book by Christopher Negus. Although the focus is on the Fedora Core 3, it is still packed with information for the beginner as well as the experienced linux user. The book contains tons of information with excellent examples of commands, just about everything you need to know when using linux. The companion CD's include a DVD with Fedora Core 3 and CD-ROM containing the Debian 3.1 (sarge) release.

I have three "must have" books on linux: 1) "Linux Troubleshooting Bible" by Chris Negus, 2) "Linux Bible" by Chris Negus and 3) "Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux 4" by Chris Negus. You can't go wrong with these books!
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