"Multitool Linux aims to present 'practical uses for
open-source software'. The book can be divided into five parts. The
first part (chapter 1) explains what Linux and free/open-source
software are, in general terms. All of the other chapters present
one or more tools that solve everyday problems using open-source
"The second part of the book deals with system administration
issues. Chapters 2-9 and 11-14 explain why and how to set up NAT,
IP masquerading, Samba, Intrusion detection tools, WebMail, Apache
and department-level web sites. There are also three chapters
covering, in great detail, remote computing via VNC, SSH and e-mail
consoles. The last topic discusses issuing commands to a remote
system via e-mail and receiving the output in the same way, a
useful option if one wants to run something on a home PC from
behind the office firewall.
Part three (Chapter 15) is titled 'Tools You Should Know', and
it is a 15-page overview of basic UNIX tools, such as grep, find,
vi, Perl and many more..."
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