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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
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Securely sharing resources with Samba

Samba is a software package that enables you to share files, printers, and other common resources across a network. It is an invaluable tool for any working environment. One of the most common ways to share file resources across a heterogeneous network (meaning different computer systems such as Windows and Linux) is to install and configure Samba as a standalone file server to provide basic file-sharing services through user level security with the use of the system user's home directories. Standalone servers are configured to provide local authentication and access control to all the resources they maintain. All in all, every administrator knows that Samba remains a very popular open source distribution, and it is the purpose of this recipe to show you how to deliver an instant approach to file sharing that provides the seamless integration of any number of users on any type of modern computer across your entire working environment.

Getting ready