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TheLinuxGurus.org: Setting Up A Linux Intranet Server: Visual Black Book [Book Review]

Jan 27, 2000, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])

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"The book is laid out extremely well. It is east to follow and one topic seems to naturally lead to another. As the title says, this is a 'visual book'. That means lots of pictures to describe things and not a lot of words. In this case it works well. The descriptions and directions are very easy to follow and anyone, including someone new to Linux should be able to go from installation to intranet server in one day."

"The first four chapters are really an introduction to Linux, if you are an experienced Linux user you can skip them. The beginning of the book leads you through what Linux is and why you should use it as an intranet server. Then a complete walkthrough of installing Linux (Red Hat) is given and basic operation of a Linux machine. Topics covered include basic disk usage (copying and removing files, directories, etc), user administration, file permissions, CD-ROM setup and a few other basic topics...."

"Security is not covered very well. Of course, it is just an intranet sever and does not need security right? Wrong, intranets can be hacked from the inside also. Just because the network is not plugged into the outside world does not mean security is not needed. A chapter or two on basic security measures and tools should have been included."

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