The first comprehensive guide to CentOS
CentOS is a popular Linux distribution that is created from freely available enterprise–quality source code. Using CentOS can help you acquire the skills you need to become anything from a skilled Linux user to a professional Linux system administrator. With this thorough, step–by–step guide, you′ll not only learn how to install, configure, secure, and run CentOS, but also how to launch multimedia, add third–party software, use virtualization, set up networks, and more.
- Install CentOS with anaconda and start configuration
Master Linux® shell commands and file systems
Learn your way around the GNOME® and KDE® desktop environments
Add or update software packages with RPM tools, yum, or PackageKit
Connect to the Internet and set up wired, wireless, and virtual networks
Configure print, file, mail, FTP, MySQL® database, Web, and other servers
Put CentOS to work as a router or firewall and protect your system
What′s on the DVD?
Find a full version of CentOS 5.3, install it today, and start using CentOS.
System Requirements: See the DVD appendix for details and complete system requirements.
Part I Getting Started.
Chapter 1: An Overview of CentOS.
Chapter 2: Installing CentOS.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with the Desktop.
Chapter 4: Using Linux Commands.
Part II Using CentOS.
Chapter 5: Accessing and Running Applications.
Chapter 6: Publishing with CentOS.
Chapter 7: Music, Video, and Images in Linux.
Chapter 8: Using the Internet and the Web.
Part III Adminstration.
Chapter 9: Understanding System Administration.
Chapter 10: Setting up and Maintaining User Accounts.
Chapter 11: Automating System Tasks.
Chapter 12: Creating Backups and Restoring Data.
Chapter 13: Security.
Part IV Networking.
Chapter 14: Setting Up Network Connections and LANs.
Chapter 15: Setting Up an Internet Connection.
Chapter 16: Setting Up Printers and Printing.
Chapter 17: Setting Up a File Server.
Chapter 18: Setting Up a Mail Server.
Chapter 19: Setting Up an FTP Server.
Chapter 20: Setting Up a Web Server.
Chapter 21: Setting Up an LDAP Address Book Server.
Chapter 22: Setting Up a DHCP Boot Server.
Chapter 23: Setting Up a MySQL Database Server.
Chapter 24: Making Servers Public with DNS.
Appendix A: About the Media.
Christopher Negus is the author of the bestselling Red Hat Linux Bible, Linux Toys, and Linux Toolbox series. He is an instructor for Red Hat, Inc., training students for RHCT and RHCE certification.