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Linux for System Administrators

By : Viorel Rudareanu, Daniil Baturin
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Linux for System Administrators

By: Viorel Rudareanu, Daniil Baturin

Overview of this book

Linux system administration is an essential aspect of maintaining and managing Linux servers within an organization. The role of a Linux system administrator is pivotal in ensuring the smooth functioning and security of these servers, making it a critical job function for any company that relies on Linux infrastructure. This book is a comprehensive guide designed to help you build a solid foundation in Linux system administration. It takes you from the fundamentals of Linux to more advanced topics, encompassing key areas such as Linux system installation, managing user accounts and filesystems, networking fundamentals, and Linux security techniques. Additionally, the book delves into the automation of applications and infrastructure using Chef, enabling you to streamline and optimize your operations. For both newcomers getting started with Linux and professionals looking to enhance their skills, this book is an invaluable hands-on guide with a structured approach and concise explanations that make it an effective resource for quickly acquiring and reinforcing Linux system administration skills. With the help of this Linux book, you’ll be able to navigate the world of Linux administration confidently to meet the demands of your role.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
Part 1: Linux Basics
Part 2: Configuring and Modifying Linux Systems
Part 3: Linux as a Part of a Larger System


Linux has become one of the most widely used operating systems in the world, powering everything from servers to smartphones. With its robust security, stability, and flexibility, Linux has become the go-to choice for many system administrators who seek a reliable and efficient platform to manage their organization’s IT infrastructure.

As a system administrator, you are responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of your organization’s IT infrastructure. This includes everything from setting up and configuring servers and maintaining network connectivity to troubleshooting issues when they arise. To do all of this effectively, you need a solid understanding of Linux and its various tools and utilities.

Throughout the book, you will find real-world examples and hands-on exercises that will help you build practical skills and gain confidence in your ability to manage Linux systems. You will also learn about the latest tools and techniques for managing large-scale Linux environments.

We hope that this book will serve as a valuable resource for you as you navigate the world of Linux system administration. Whether you are just starting out or looking to deepen your knowledge and skills, Linux for System Administrators will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed.