Linux, along with its open source principles, has been making a great impact on the IT world because of its robustness, flexibility, and price tag. Assuming no knowledge of UNIX, this book covers all of the key Linux Internet and intranet applications, enabling the reader to replace any of their NT servers with Linux. It shows you how to start instantly reducing money spent on software licenses, improving stability, and providing a more versatile platform for programmers to work with.
Who is this book for?
This book is for IT professionals, with some experience of managing NT services, or non-Linux UNIX machines. If you would like a more stable and flexible operating system, then this book can help you. You'll need to have access to a Linux system - this is not an installation manual, although it does
provide a tutorial on the UNIX command fine.
What does this book cover?
- Setting up essential Internet and intranet services
- Firewalls and proxies
- Replacing NT file and print services with Samba
- Creating web and FTP servers
- Using the free databases MySQL and PostgreSQL
- Setting up an LDAP server
- Cryptography, including VPNs and SSL
- Implementing distributed computing
- Setting up DCOM on Linux
- Tutorials on Linux and UNIX migration