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Linux Network Administrator's Guide [Paperback]

Olaf Kirch , Terry Dawson
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Table of Contents

Preface; Purpose and Audience for This Book; Sources of Information; File System Standards; Standard Linux Base; About This Book; The Official Printed Version; Overview; Conventions Used in This Book; Submitting Changes; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction to Networking; 1.1 History; 1.2 TCP/IP Networks; 1.3 UUCP Networks; 1.4 Linux Networking; 1.5 Maintaining Your System; Chapter 2: Issues of TCP/IP Networking; 2.1 Networking Interfaces; 2.2 IP Addresses; 2.3 Address Resolution; 2.4 IP Routing; 2.5 The Internet Control Message Protocol; 2.6 Resolving Host Names; Chapter 3: Configuring the Networking Hardware; 3.1 Kernel Configuration; 3.2 A Tour of Linux Network Devices; 3.3 Ethernet Installation; 3.4 The PLIP Driver; 3.5 The PPP and SLIP Drivers; 3.6 Other Network Types; Chapter 4: Configuring the Serial Hardware; 4.1 Communications Software for Modem Links; 4.2 Introduction to Serial Devices; 4.3 Accessing Serial Devices; 4.4 Serial Hardware; 4.5 Using the Configuration Utilities; 4.6 Serial Devices and the login: Prompt; Chapter 5: Configuring TCP/IP Networking; 5.1 Mounting the /proc Filesystem; 5.2 Installing the Binaries; 5.3 Setting the Hostname; 5.4 Assigning IP Addresses; 5.5 Creating Subnets; 5.6 Writing hosts and networks Files; 5.7 Interface Configuration for IP; 5.8 All About ifconfig; 5.9 The netstat Command; 5.10 Checking the ARP Tables; Chapter 6: Name Service and Resolver Configuration; 6.1 The Resolver Library; 6.2 How DNS Works; 6.3 Running named; Chapter 7: Serial Line IP; 7.1 General Requirements; 7.2 SLIP Operation; 7.3 Dealing with Private IP Networks; 7.4 Using dip; 7.5 Running in Server Mode; Chapter 8: The Point-to-Point Protocol; 8.1 PPP on Linux; 8.2 Running pppd; 8.3 Using Options Files; 8.4 Using chat to Automate Dialing; 8.5 IP Configuration Options; 8.6 Link Control Options; 8.7 General Security Considerations; 8.8 Authentication with PPP; 8.9 Debugging Your PPP Setup; 8.10 More Advanced PPP Configurations; Chapter 9: TCP/IP Firewall; 9.1 Methods of Attack; 9.2 What Is a Firewall?; 9.3 What Is IP Filtering?; 9.4 Setting Up Linux for Firewalling; 9.5 Three Ways We Can Do Filtering; 9.6 Original IP Firewall (2.0 Kernels); 9.7 IP Firewall Chains (2.2 Kernels); 9.8 Netfilter and IP Tables (2.4 Kernels); 9.9 TOS Bit Manipulation; 9.10 Testing a Firewall Configuration; 9.11 A Sample Firewall Configuration; Chapter 10: IP Accounting; 10.1 Configuring the Kernel for IP Accounting; 10.2 Configuring IP Accounting; 10.3 Using IP Accounting Results; 10.4 Resetting the Counters; 10.5 Flushing the Ruleset; 10.6 Passive Collection of Accounting Data; Chapter 11: IP Masquerade and Network Address Translation; 11.1 Side Effects and Fringe Benefits; 11.2 Configuring the Kernel for IP Masquerade; 11.3 Configuring IP Masquerade; 11.4 Handling Name Server Lookups; 11.5 More About Network Address Translation; Chapter 12: Important Network Features; 12.1 The inetd Super Server; 12.2 The tcpd Access Control Facility; 12.3 The Services and Protocols Files; 12.4 Remote Procedure Call; 12.5 Configuring Remote Login and Execution; Chapter 13: The Network Information System; 13.1 Getting Acquainted with NIS; 13.2 NIS Versus NIS+; 13.3 The Client Side of NIS; 13.4 Running an NIS Server; 13.5 NIS Server Security; 13.6 Setting Up an NIS Client with GNU libc; 13.7 Choosing the Right Maps; 13.8 Using the passwd and group Maps; 13.9 Using NIS with Shadow Support; Chapter 14: The Network File System; 14.1 Preparing NFS; 14.2 Mounting an NFS Volume; 14.3 The NFS Daemons; 14.4 The exports File; 14.5 Kernel-Based NFSv2 Server Support; 14.6 Kernel-Based NFSv3 Server Support; Chapter 15: IPX and the NCP Filesystem; 15.1 Xerox, Novell, and History; 15.2 IPX and Linux; 15.3 Configuring the Kernel for IPX and NCPFS; 15.4 Configuring IPX Interfaces; 15.5 Configuring an IPX Router; 15.6 Mounting a Remote NetWare Volume; 15.7 Exploring Some of the Other IPX Tools; 15.8 Printing to a NetWare Print Queue; 15.9 NetWare Server Emulation; Chapter 16: Managing Taylor UUCP; 16.1 UUCP Transfers and Remote Execution; 16.2 UUCP Configuration Files; 16.3 Controlling Access to UUCP Features; 16.4 Setting Up Your System for Dialing In; 16.5 UUCP Low-Level Protocols; 16.6 Troubleshooting; 16.7 Log Files and Debugging; Chapter 17: Electronic Mail; 17.1 What Is a Mail Message?; 17.2 How Is Mail Delivered?; 17.3 Email Addresses; 17.4 How Does Mail Routing Work?; 17.5 Configuring elm; Chapter 18: Sendmail; 18.1 Introduction to sendmail; 18.2 Installing sendmail; 18.3 Overview of Configuration Files; 18.4 The and Files; 18.5 Generating the File; 18.6 Interpreting and Writing Rewrite Rules; 18.7 Configuring sendmail Options; 18.8 Some Useful sendmail Configurations; 18.9 Testing Your Configuration; 18.10 Running sendmail; 18.11 Tips and Tricks; Chapter 19: Getting Exim Up and Running; 19.1 Running Exim; 19.2 If Your Mail Doesn’t Get Through; 19.3 Compiling Exim; 19.4 Mail Delivery Modes; 19.5 Miscellaneous config Options; 19.6 Message Routing and Delivery; 19.7 Protecting Against Mail Spam; 19.8 UUCP Setup; Chapter 20: Netnews; 20.1 Usenet History; 20.2 What Is Usenet, Anyway?; 20.3 How Does Usenet Handle News?; Chapter 21: C News; 21.1 Delivering News; 21.2 Installation; 21.3 The sys File; 21.4 The active File; 21.5 Article Batching; 21.6 Expiring News; 21.7 Miscellaneous Files; 21.8 Control Messages; 21.9 C News in an NFS Environment; 21.10 Maintenance Tools and Tasks; Chapter 22: NNTP and the nntpd Daemon; 22.1 The NNTP Protocol; 22.2 Installing the NNTP Server; 22.3 Restricting NNTP Access; 22.4 NNTP Authorization; 22.5 nntpd Interaction with C News; Chapter 23: Internet News; 23.1 Some INN Internals; 23.2 Newsreaders and INN; 23.3 Installing INN; 23.4 Configuring INN: the Basic Setup; 23.5 INN Configuration Files; 23.6 Running INN; 23.7 Managing INN: The ctlinnd Command; Chapter 24: Newsreader Configuration; 24.1 tin Configuration; 24.2 trn Configuration; 24.3 nn Configuration; Example Network: The Virtual Brewery; Connecting the Virtual Subsidiary Network; Useful Cable Configurations; A PLIP Parallel Cable; A Serial NULL Modem Cable; Linux Network Administrator’s Guide, Second Edition Copyright Information; 0. Preamble; 1. Applicability and Definitions; 2. Verbatim Copying; 3. Copying in Quantity; 4. Modifications; 5. Combining Documents; 6. Collections of Documents; 7. Aggregation with Independent Works; 8. Translation; 9. Termination; 10. Future Revisions of this License; SAGE: The System Administrators Guild; Colophon;

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