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Linux Timesaving Techniques For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-7645-7753-6
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512 pages
August 2004
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Introduction.

Part I: Making the Desktop Work for You.

Technique 1: Finding the Power in KDE Protocols.

Technique 2: Getting GNOME Virtual File Systems to Do the Work for You.

Technique 3: Streamlining Your Work with FileAssociations.

Technique 4: Prompting Yourself with a Custom Prompt.

Technique 5: Getting There Quick with Dynamic Shortcuts.

Technique 6: Using cd Shortcuts for Rapid Transit.

Technique 7: Typing Less and Doing More with Handy Automagic Variables.

Technique 8: Logging In, Logging Out.

Technique 9: Making History (Work for You).

Technique 10: Keeping Your Life Simple with Aliases and Functions.

Part II: Getting the Most from Your File System.

Technique 11: Sharing Files and Printers in a Windows World.

Technique 12: Finding What You Need.

Technique 13: Moving Made Easy with Archives.

Technique 14: Downloading and Uploading Files in a Snap.

Technique 15: Building a Playpen with User ModeLinux.

Part III: Good Housekeeping with Linux.

Technique 16: Red-lining RPM Queries.

Technique 17: Installing Made Easy with RPM.

Technique 18: Getting Comfortable with RPM.

Technique 19: Keeping Up-to-Date with apt and Synaptic.

Technique 20: Setting Up Automatic Services.

Technique 21: Making Your Inner System Administrator Happy (And Productive).

Technique 22: Spring Cleaning Essentials.

Part IV: Tweaking the Kernel on Your Linux System.

Technique 23: Taking Good Care of Your Kernel.

Technique 24: Creating a Custom Kernel.

Technique 25: Coping with the SELinux Security System.

Technique 26: Finding Out about Your System with /proc.

Part V: Securing Your Workspace.

Technique 27: Closing Those Prying Eyes.

Technique 28: Using Encryption for Extra Security.

Technique 29: Securing a Large Network with Custom Authentication.

Technique 30: Customizing Authentication with PAM.

Technique 31: Gaining Privileges.

Technique 32: sudo Pseudonyms.

Technique 33: Securing Your Connections with SSH.

Part VI: Networking Like a Professional.

Technique 34: Protecting Yourself with a Firewall.

Technique 35: Using VNC to Connect to Remote Desktops.

Technique 36: Streamlining Your Network Surveillance.

Technique 37: Evaluating Your Network Security with Nessus.

Technique 38: Person-to-Person Networking with IRC.

Part VII: Monitoring Your System.

Technique 39: Controlling Troublesome Processes at the Command Line.

Technique 40: Taking Care of New (And Old) Users.

Technique 41: Keeping an Eye on Your System.

Part VIII: Serving Up the Internet and More.

Technique 42: Keeping an Apache Server in Top Form.

Technique 43: Keeping an Eye on Your Servers.

Technique 44: Making a MySQL Server Your SQL Server.

Technique 45: Safeguarding Your Apache Server with SSL Certificates.

Technique 46: Retrieving HTTPMail Using hotway and Evolution.

Technique 47: Stopping Spam with Spam Assassin.

Technique 48: Using Webmin to Simplify Sendmail Configuration.

Part IX: Backing Up Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.

Technique 49: Getting Ready to Back Up Your Data.

Technique 50: Backing Up Your Data.

Technique 51: Quick Backup to Remote Storage.

Technique 52: Archiving Changes with CVS.

Part X: Programming Tricks.

Technique 53: Using Open-Source APIs to Save Time.

Technique 54: Timesaving PHP Tricks.

Technique 55: Using the DDD Graphical Debugger with Perl.

Part XI: The Scary (Or Fun!) Stuff.

Technique 56: Burning CD-Rs without Getting Burned.

Technique 57: Search and Destroy setuid and setgid Programs.

Technique 58: Quarantining Suspicious Programs with UML.

Technique 59: Troubleshooting Persnickety Programs.

Technique 60: Securing the Fort with Bastille.

Technique 61: Creating a Second Line of Defense with LIDS.

Technique 62: Getting Graphical with Shell Scripts.

Index.

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