Practical Linux Topics

Chris Binnie

Language: English

Publisher: Apress

Published: Dec 30, 2015


Teaches you how to improve your hands­-on knowledge of Linux using challenging, real-world scenarios. Each chapter explores a topic that has been chosen specifically to demonstrate how to enhance your base Linux system, and resolve important issues. This book enables sysadmins, DevOps engineers, developers, and other technical professionals to make full use of Linux’s rocksteady foundation.

Explore specific topics in networking, e­mail, filesystems, encryption, system monitoring, security, servers, and more-- including systemd and GPG. Understand salient security concerns and how to mitigate them. Applicable to almost all Linux flavors--Debian, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, CentOS--Practical Linux Topics ​c​an be used to reference other Unix-­type systems with little modification.

Improve your practical know­-how and background knowledge on servers and workstations alike, increase your ability to troubleshoot and ultimately solve the daily challenges encountered by all professional Linux users. Empower your Linux skills by adding Power Linux Topics to your library today.

What You'll Learn

Solve a variety of challenges faced by sysadmins and DevOps engineers
Understand the security implications of the actions you take
Study the history behind some of the packages that you are using for a greater in-­depth understanding
Become a professional at troubleshooting
Extend your knowledge by learning about multiple OSs and third-party packages

Who This Book Is For

Having mastered the basics of running Linux systems this book takes you one step further to help you master the elements of Linux which you may have struggled with in the past. You have progressed past the basic stages of using Linux and want to delve into the more complex aspects. Practical Linux instantly offers answers to problematic scenarios and provides invaluable information for future reference. It is an invaluable addition to any Linux library.



“Practical Linux Topics is aimed at sysadmins, and those drawn into sysadmin tasks through DevOps, but contains plenty that regular GNU/Linux users could benefit from. … you can see this slim volume packs plenty of useful admin know-how.” (The MagPi, Issue 44, April, 2016)

About the Author

Chris Binnie is a technical consultant who has worked online with Linux systems for almost two decades. During his travels he has deployed many servers in the Cloud and on banking and government server estates. As well as building an Autonomous System Network in 2005 and serving HD video to 77 countries via a media streaming platform, which he architected and built, he has written for Linux Magazine and Admin Magazine for several years. Outside of work Chris enjoys participating in outdoor sports, watching Liverpool FC and spreading the word about O​ckham’s Razor.​