Get acquainted with Debian 7 using Packt’s New Book and eBook

December 2013 | Open Source

Packt is pleased to announce the release of Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices authored by Rich Pinkall Pollei, a practical guide to show what makes Debian the most stable and popular Linux distribution for Internet sites. The print book is 124 pages long and is competitively priced at $34.99, while the eBook is available in all the popular formats for $17.84.

About the author: Rich Pinkall Pollei is a Security Analyst and Systems Engineer in the Infrastructure department of Information Technology for CRI, and he is approaching his 35th year with the company. As such, he administers a number of Debian Linux servers, manages the official Internet infrastructure and consults on hardware issues, software internals, networking problems, and system and network security. He is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and has contributed code to several free software projects, including the Linux kernel, Blender, Vega Strike, and the Novell Core Protocol Filesystem utilities for Linux.

Debian is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, with over 37 thousand software packages available in several architectures. Debian 7 is the latest version of this universal operating system and provides the foundation for thousands of web servers. It is easy to install, stable, and provides mechanisms for system security.

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices is an overview of what administrators need to know in order to effectively administer Debian Linux systems, providing guidance and advice on what is available, and what experience has shown to work best.

Starting with what distinguishes Debian from other Linux distributions, the reader will learn about the Debian project, as well as learning about the ways systems are booted, and how best to lay out disk partitions, and the basic methods to install and configure Debian software packages. The reader will discover how to manage Debian systems, from bootup to shutdown, and what security measures may be required for their peace of mind, as well as advice on advanced topics that include high availability clustering.

 

The following topics are covered in the book:

Chapter 1: Debian Basics for Administrators

Chapter 2: Filesystem Layout

Chapter 3: Package Management

Chapter 4: Basic Package Configuration

Chapter 5: System Management

Chapter 6: Basic System Security

Chapter 7: Advanced System Management

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices is for users and administrators who are new to Debian, or for seasoned administrators who are switching to Debian from another Linux distribution. Basic knowledge of Linux or UNIX systems is useful, but not strictly required.


Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices
Learn the best ways to install and administer a Debian Linux distribution

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/debian-7-system-administration-best-practices/book

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