Delving into how the Linux operating system is constructed and how it works, this book takes the point of view of an administrator experienced in Windows architecture. Covered are the installation and configuration of a network file server as well as user management and file and directory sharing. In addition, information is provided on implementing sample scenarios such as connecting Windows and Linux workstations to a file server or replacing an existing Windows domain controller with a Linux server. Other topics include system backup, scripting, setting up permissions, Windows CIFS, and troubleshooting.
About the Author
Michael Jang (RHCE, LCP, Linux+, MCSE) is currently a full-time writer, specializing in operating systems and networks. His experience with computers goes back to the days of jumbled punch cards. He has written a number of other books on Linux and Linux certification, including Mastering Red Hat Linux 9, Red Hat Certified Engineer Study Guide, Linux+ Exam Cram, and Sair GNU/Linux Installation and Configuration Exam Cram. His other Linux books include Mastering Linux, Second Edition and Linux Networking Clearly Explained. He has also written or contributed to books on Microsoft operating systems, including MCSE Guide to Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98 Exam Prep, and Mastering Windows XP Professional, Second Edition.