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Linux Journal: Linux System Administration: First Tasks

Apr 25, 2006, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

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"Linux system administration has a place of its own in the hierarchy of information technology specializations. Some people excel in special areas of free software technology but haven't needed to learn system administration. For example, you may specialize in configuring e-mail or writing applications using Apache and MySQL. You may focus only on Domain Names Services and know esoteric ways of setting up servers on provider lines that frequently change IP addresses. But if I asked you to babysit a busy server or servers, you might not have the temperament or have learned the plethora of skills required to do so..."

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