Network Servers

Craig Hunt

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Linux Network Servers

Linux Network Servers 1

Foreword 2

Acknowledgments 2

Introduction 4

Who Should Buy This Book 5

How This Book Is Organized 5

Part 1: The Basics 6

Chapter 1: The Boot Process 6

Chapter 2: The Network Interface 6

Part 2: Internet Server Configuration 6

Chapter 3: Login Services 6

Chapter 4: Linux Name Services 6

Chapter 5: Configuring a Mail Server 7

Chapter 6: The Apache Web Server 7

Chapter 7: Network Gateway Services 7

Part 3: Departmental Server Configuration 7

Chapter 8: Desktop Configuration Servers 7

Chapter 9: File Sharing 7

Chapter 10: Printer Services 7

Chapter 11: More Mail Services 8

Part 4: Maintaining a Healthy Server 8

Chapter 12: Security 8

Chapter 13: Troubleshooting) 8

Part 5: Appendices 8

Appendix A: Installing Linux 8

Appendix B: BIND Reference 8

Appendix C: The m4 Macros for sendmail 9

Conventions 9

Help Us Help You 10

Part I: The Basics 11

Chapter List 11

Part Overview 11

Featuring: 11

Chapter 1: The Boot Process 12

Overview 12

Loading the Boot Sector 12

Loading Linux with GRUB 14

Loading the Kernel with LILO 17

LILO Configuration Options 17

The Linux Boot Prompt 21

Hardware Device Driver Initialization 24

Loading Linux Services—The init Process 25

Understanding Runlevels 26

Special-Purpose Entries 28

Startup Scripts 29

System Initialization 29

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