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20 of the Best Free Linux Books - Part 4

20 of the Best Free Linux Books - Part 4

16. Linux 101 & 102 Modular Training Notes

Linux 101 & 102 Modular Training Notes
Website www.ledge.co.za/software/lpinotes
Author Leading Edge Business Solutions
Format PDF
Pages 233 (Linux 101), 236 (Linux 102)

The Linux 101 & 102 Modular Training Notes are two separate manuals for individuals who wish to study for the LPI 101 or 102 examinations.

Topics covered include:

  • Covers all of the key core elements of Linux
  • Documentation
  • Network configuration: TCP/IP, DHCP
  • Kernel configuration
  • Printing
  • Device configuration
  • Internet related areas including email, Apache, DNS, Squid, Security

17. Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition

Linux Device Drivers, Third Edition
Website oreilly.com/catalog/9780596005900
Author Jonathan Corbet, Allesandro Rubini, Greg Kroah-Hartman
Format PDF, HTML, DocBook
Pages 615

This book covers all the significant changes to Version 2.6 of the Linux kernel, which simplifies many activities, and contains subtle new features that can make a driver both more efficient and more flexible.

Readers will find new chapters on important types of drivers not covered previously, such as consoles, USB drivers, and more.

Topics covered include:

  • Building and running modules
  • Char drivers
  • Debugging techniques
  • Concurrency and Race conditions
  • Time, Delays and Deferred Work
  • Allocating Memory
  • PCI & USB Drivers
  • Memory Mapping and DMA
  • Block & Network Drivers

18. LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition

LINUX: Rute User's Tutorial and Exposition
Website linux.2038bug.com
Author Paul Sheer
Format PDF, HTML
Pages 660

Rute is a technical reference and teaching tool for new GNU/Linux users as well as advanced administrators. It provides concise, thorough explanations and practical examples of each aspect of a Linux system.

Topics covered include:

  • Learn how to become a competent Linux user
  • Become familiar with the command line
  • Learn about key utilities like sed and important related skills like C programming, shell scripting, and regular expression creation
  • Coverage of server software including HTTPd, Sendmail, Exim, and PostgreSQL
  • Basic system administration
  • Advanced shell scripting
  • Networking: IP, TCP, UDP, DNS and Name Resolution, NFS

19. Linux Network Administrator's Guide - 2nd Edition

Linux Network Administrator's Guide - 2nd Edition
Website tldp.org/guides.html
Author Olaf Kirch, Terry Dawson
Format PDF, HTML
Pages 489

This book was written to provide a single reference for network administration in a Linux environment. Beginners and experienced users alike should find the information they need to cover nearly all important administration activities required to manage a Linux network configuration.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Networking
  • TCP/IP including Address Resolution, IP Routing, ICMP
  • Configuring the Networking & Serial Hardware
  • Configuring TCP/IP Networking
  • Name Service and Resolver Configuration
  • Firewalls
  • IP Accounting, Masquerading, and Network Address Translation
  • Network Information System, Network Filesystem
  • Email, Netnews. C News, NNTP, Internet News, Newsreader configuration

20.tuXlabs Cookbook

howto tuXlab
Website www.upfrontsystems.co.za
Author Jean Jordaan, The Shuttleworth Foundation
Format PDF
Pages 153

This book is meant for anyone who wants to set up a computer laboratory according to the specifications of the Shuttleworth Foundation.

This kind of laboratory called a tuXlab after the Linux mascot, Tux the Penguin uses only free software, is easy to administer, and makes the best use of old or obsolete hardware.

Back to the Beginning: 20 of the Best Free Linux Books - Part 1

This article is divided into four parts:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

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