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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook

Rick Golden

Computer expert or enthusiast, this cookbook will help you use your Raspberry Pi to enhance your existing network. From sharing media across devices to deploying your own web portal, you’ll be amazed at what can be achieved.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849694605
Paperback204 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to install, administer, and maintain your Raspberry Pi
  • Create a network fileserver for sharing documents, music, and videos
  • Host a web portal, collaboration wiki, or even your own wireless access point
  • Connect to your desktop remotely, with minimum hassle


Who This Book Is For

This book is for anybody who wants to learn how they can utilize the Raspberry Pi to its full potential without having to immediately dive into programming. It's full of step-by-step instructions and detailed descriptions in language that is appropriate for computer enthusiasts and experts alike.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Installation and Setup
Preparing for the initial boot
Printing a case – the Punnet
Setting up new SD cards
Image writer for Windows cards (Win32DiskImager)
Convert and copy for Linux (dd)
Creating SD cards with BerryBoot
Booting the "official" Raspbian Linux distribution
Shutting down the Raspberry Pi (shutdown)
Chapter 2: Administration
Configuring remote access (raspi-config)
Configuring memory usage (raspi-config)
Remote access (ssh)
Remote access (PuTTY)
Changing the login password (passwd)
Chapter 3: Maintenance
Updating the operating system (apt-get)
Searching for the software packages (apt-cache)
Installing a package (apt-get)
Package management (aptitude)
Reading the built-in documentation (man)
Reading the built-in documentation (info)
Chapter 4: File Sharing
Mounting USB drives (pmount)
Sharing folders from other computers (mount.cifs)
Automounting USB disks at boot (/etc/fstab)
Automounting a shared folder at boot
Creating a file server (Samba)
Sharing an attached USB disk via Samba
Accessing another computer's files (smbclient)
Chapter 5: Advanced Networking
Creating a firewall with ufw
Connecting to the desktop remotely (xrdp)
Installing a web server (Apache, lighttpd, Nginx)
Installing a wiki (MediaWiki)
Creating a wireless access point with hostapd

What You Will Learn

  • Get started with the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Discover how to configure and secure your Raspberry Pi device
  • Enable remote access both to and from other computers
  • Use your Raspberry Pi to securely share your documents and files
  • Learn how to deploy a web server capable of serving your own content
  • Build your own wireless access point and even a firewall

In Detail

The Raspberry Pi is more than just a platform for teaching students how to program computers! The recipes in this book show you how this inexpensive computer can be used out of the box for a number of practical solutions that utilize existing networks and connectivity.

The Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook is an essential reference full of practical solutions for use both at home and in the office. Beginning with step-by-step instructions for installation and configuration, this book can either be read from cover to cover or treated as an essential reference companion to your Raspberry Pi.

Full of practical and engaging content designed to expand and build upon your existing skills as you work through individual recipes, any computer novice can quickly learn how to become a Raspberry Pi expert without any programming knowledge required. The Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook will allow you to revolutionize how you use technology on a daily basis, ranging from sharing your media across multiple devices to deploying your very own web portal, or even accessing your desktop remotely.


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