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CentOS 7 Linux Server Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Jonathan Hobson
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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
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewer
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

About the Authors

Oliver Pelz has more than 10 years of experience as a software developer and system administrator. He graduated with a diploma degree in bioinformatics and is currently working at the German Cancer Research center in Heidelberg where he has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in the field of Bioinformatics. As well as developing web applications and biological databases for his department and scientists all over the world, he administers a division-wide Linux-based data center and has set up two high-performance CentOS clusters for the analysis of high-throughput microscope and genome sequencing data. He loves writing code, riding his mountain bike in the Black Forest of Germany and has been an absolute Linux and open source enthusiast for many years. He has contributed to several open-source projects in the past and also worked as a reviewer on the book CentOS High Performance, Packt Publishing. He maintains an IT tech blog at www.oliverpelz.de.

Jonathan Hobson is a web developer, systems engineer, and applications programmer. For more than 20 years, he has been working behind the scenes to support companies, organizations, and individuals around the world to realize their digital ambitions. With an honors degree in both english and history and as a respected practitioner of many computer languages, Jonathan enjoys writing code, publishing articles, building computers, playing the video games, and getting 'out and about' in the big outdoors. He has been using CentOS since its inception, and over the years, it has not only earned his trust, but it has also become his first choice for a server solution. CentOS is a first class community-based enterprise class operating system. It is a pleasure to work with and because of this, Jonathan has written this book so that his knowledge and experience can be passed on to others.