LINUX in A Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Jessica P. Hekman, Stephen

By Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Jessica P. Hekman, Stephen Figgins

The content material of the ebook is superb. the belief of the e-book is superb; despite the fact that, there are a few instructions referenced in right here which have been up-to-date when you consider that this model got here out. it's a excellent basic resolution for a linux reference e-book, simply be ready for a pair instructions having the inaccurate( old school ) arguments.

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A mount request calls the server's mountd daemon, which checks the access permissions of the client and returns a pointer to a filesystem. Once a directory is mounted, it remains attached to the local filesystem until it is dismounted with the umount command or until the local system is rebooted. Usually, only a privileged user can mount filesystems with NFS. However, you can enable users to mount and unmount selected filesystems using the mount and umount commands if the user option is set in /etc/fstab.

1. TCP/IP Administration ftpd Server for file transfers. gated Manage routing tables between networks. host Print host and zone information. htm (1 of 3) [15/05/2002 18:02:15] Overview of Networking (Linux in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition) ifconfig Configure network interface parameters. named Translate between domain names and IP addresses. netstat Print network status. nslookup Query domain name servers. ping Check that a remote host is online and responding. pppd Create PPP serial connection. rdate Notify time server that date has changed.

4. , the Internet). It is configured with a set of rules that it uses to determine what traffic is allowed to pass and what traffic is barred. While a firewall is generally intended to protect the network from malicious or even accidentally harmful traffic from the outside, it can also be configured to monitor traffic leaving the network. As the sole entry point into the system, the firewall makes it easier to construct defenses and monitor activity. The firewall can also be set up to present a single IP address to the outside world, even though it may use multiple IP addresses internally.

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