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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Jonathan Hobson
Book Image

CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Jonathan Hobson

Overview of this book

This book will provide you with a comprehensive series of starting points that will give you direct access to the inner workings of the latest CentOS version 7 and help you trim the learning curve to master your server. You will begin with the installation and basic configuration of CentOS 7, followed by learning how to manage your system, services and software packages. You will then gain an understanding of how to administer the file system, secure access to your server and configure various resource sharing services such as file, printer and DHCP servers across your network. Further on, we cover advanced topics such as FTP services, building your own DNS server, running database servers, and providing mail and web services. Finally, you will get a deep understanding of SELinux and you will learn how to work with Docker operating-system virtualization and how to monitor your IT infrastructure with Nagios. By the end of this book, you will have a fair understanding of all the aspects of configuring, implementing and administering CentOS 7 Linux server and how to put it in control.
Table of Contents (22 chapters)
CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook Second Edition
About the Authors
About the Reviewer

Using a third-party repository

In this recipe, we will investigate the desire to take full advantage of the packages that are available to CentOS by installing both the EPEL and Remi repositories. CentOS is an enterprise-based operating system that prides itself on stability, and during the lifetime of your server, it is possible that not every piece of software you need can be found in the default repositories. It is also possible that you may require updated packages of current software, and for these reasons many server administrators choose to install both the EPEL and Remi repositories. These are not the only repositories available, but because they represent one of the most popular combinations, it is the purpose of this recipe to show you how both the EPEL and Remi repositories can be added to your system.

Getting ready

To complete this recipe, you will require a working installation of the CentOS 7 operating system with root privileges, a console-based text editor of your choice, and...