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Novell Certified Linux Professional Study Guide

Novell Certified Linux Professional Study Guide

Emmett Dulaney

Jan 2005, Paperback, 504 pages
ISBN13: 9780672327193
ISBN10: 0672327198
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This official Novell Press Study Guide is your key to reviewing the fundamentals of installing, running, and administering SUSE LINUX so that you can pass Novell Practicum: 050-069, Novell's Certified Linux Professional exam, and become a Novell CLP. Expert trainer and curriculum developer Emmett Dulaney brings you the practical knowledge, tested techniques, real-world scenarios, and hands-on lab exercises you need to help you get the CLP certification from Novell.

This official Novell Press Study Guide is your key to reviewing the fundamentals of installing, running, and administering SUSE LINUX so that you can pass Novell Practicum: 050-069, Novell's Certified Linux Professional exam, and become a Novell CLP. Expert trainer and curriculum developer Emmett Dulaney brings you the practical knowledge, tested techniques, real-world scenarios, and hands-on lab exercises you need to help you get the CLP certification from Novell.

1. The NCLP Certification Process and Planning Your Approach.

The Exam Situation

Exam-Taking Basics

Exam-Handling Strategies

Planning Your Approach

2. Understanding SuSE Linux Enterprise Server.

Introducing Linux

Introducing SLES 9

Installing SLES

Drivers and Interfaces

The Linux Desktop

Working with KDE

Working with Other Desktops

Working with Processes

Summary

3. Preliminary GNU and Unix Commands.

Working at the Command Line

Command-Line Interaction

Connecting Commands

Wildcards

The Path Statement and Other Variables

Common Variables

Quoting

Command History

Command Aliasing

Other Features and Notes

Processing Text

nl, head, and tail

cut, paste, and join

Paste

Join

Sort, Count, Format, and Translate

Other Useful Utilities

Basic File Management

Working with cd and pwd

Absolute and Relative Addressing

Working with ls

Applying a touch

Copying and Moving

cp

mv

dd

Removing Files and Directories

Making Directories

Standard Output and Input

tee for Two

xargs

Working with Processes

What Is a Process

Working with ps

Working with pstree and top

Ending a Process

Background and Foreground

Changing Priorities

nice

renice

Working with grep and sed

The grep Family

sed

Other Useful Utilities

Working with vi

Starting vi

Navigation

Changing Text

Saving Files

Inserting and Deleting

Navigating Screens

Searching for Text

Copying Text

Other Operations

Lab Exercise 3-1: Starting and Stopping a Service

Summary

Metacharacter Summary

Command Summary

4. Working with Files.

Working with File Permissions and Ownership

Standard Permissions

Changing Values

Access Control Lists

Special Permissions

Working with Links

Hard Links

Symbolic Links

Finding System Files

Working with Quotas

Summary

Command Summary

5. Basic Linux Administration.

Creating and Managing Users

Creating User Accounts

Managing User Accounts

Removing Users

Working with Groups

Creating a New Group

Picking a Group

Modifying Groups

Working with PAM

Configuring System Logs

The Log Daemon

Files to Know

Maintaining Effective Backups

Utilities to Know

dd

Related Utilities

Adding a Mirror

Working with the Time

Working with NTP

Lab Exercise 5-1: Manually Creating a New User

Summary

Command Summary

6. Shells, Scripting, Programming, and Compiling.

Sprucing Up a Basic Script

Items to Keep in Mind

Accepting Input

Representing the Variables

The shift Command

Adding Logic

Using [

Using If-Then Mentality

Using exit

Two If-Then Variations

Conditional Execution

Looping Around

Using while

Using until

Using for

Revisiting Input

Working with case

A Mild exit

Working with Numbers

Lab Exercise 6-1: Finding and Killing the Process That Is Your Shell

Lab Exercise 6-2: Create a Script to Count the Number of Running Processes

Summary

Command Summary

7. Boot, Initialization, Shutdown, and Runlevels.

Understanding Runlevels

Changing Runlevels

The inittab File

Enter LILO

Enter GRUB

Related Boot Files and Utilities

Booting from Start to Finish

Enter the User

Summary

Command Summary

8. Working with Filesystems.

Laying Out the Filesystem

The Standard Disk Layout

The Hard Disk Layout

Working with Hard Disks

Creating Partitions

Creating Filesystems

Maintaining Filesystem Integrity

Mounting and Unmounting

Hard Disks and YaST

Summary

Command Summary

9. Managing Printing.

Printing a File

Moving Up to CUPS

Formatting a File

Installing a Printer

Basic Configuration Files

Printing Utilities

Summary

Command Summary

10. Administrative Tasks Revisited.

Installing Software

Shared Libraries

Package Management with Red Hat

Installing and Removing Software Using RPM

Verifying an RPM

Querying a Package

Building RPMs

Building a Package

Understanding the Linux Kernel

Kernel Modules

Kernel Construction

Obtaining the Kernel Source Code

Building the Kernel

Working with mail

Monitoring the System

Performing Administrative Security Tasks

Working with iptables

Host Security

User-Level Security

Adding Hardware

Lab Exercise 10-1: Evaluating and Correcting a Security Risk

Summary

Command Summary

11. Networking Fundamentals.

TCP/IP Background

The Four Layers of TCP/IP

Primary Protocols

Address Resolution Protocol

Protocols and Ports

TCP/IP Host Configuration

IP Address

Subnet Mask

Default Gateway

Supplying Values

Other TCP/IP Configuration

Configuring Routes

Configuring Networking Services

The /etc/services File

Network Access

Working with LDAP

Working with Apache

Working with NFS, smb, and nmb

NFS

NIS

SMB

NMB

Working with DNS

Using the hosts Files

Moving Up to DNS

Utilities to Use with DNS

Working with OpenSSH

Working with the IP Tool

Lab Exercise 11-1: Verifying Your Host Information

Lab Exercise 11-2: Create an Entry in the hosts File

Lab Exercise 11-3: Identifying Running Network Services

Summary

Command Summary

12. Working with YaST.

Introducing YaST

Working with Users

Working with Software

Working with Hardware

Working with Networks

Working with YOU

Working with Remote Administration

Working with Security Settings

Summary

13. Other Items to Know.

Using Local Documentation

The man Utility

Using --help

Getting Info

Other Local Documentation

Finding Remote Resources

Working with KFind

Scheduling Jobs for Later

Using at

Working with cron

Programming 101

Monitoring SLES

Summary

Command Summary

14. Sample Practicums.

Practicum One

Practicum Two

Summary

Index.

Novell® Certified Linux Professional Study GuideAbout the Author

Emmett Dulaney is the author of several Linux, Unix, and certification titles. The Certification columnist and reviewer for UnixReview, he teaches the business of technology at Anderson University. He holds, or has held, 17 different vendor certifications and is a former partner in Mercury Technical Solutions.


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