Linux Networking Cookbook: Tasty Linux Recipes
If you run Linux networks, you need a copy of Linux Networking Cookbook.Even before I picked up Unix, I worked on networks. While networking has gotten simpler, it's almost all TCP/IP now instead of Arcnet, Token-Ring and a half dozen dusty wiring and protocol schemes. The services that use networking have gotten ever more powerful and more complicated. That's why a book like Carla Schroder's Linux Networking Cookbook is so valuable. In her book, Schroder delivers exactly what she promises: recipes for creating tasty and useful Linux and TCP/IP networking setups. Want to know how to build a VOIP (voice over IP) server with Asterisk? How to create a single sign-on for hybrid Linux/Windows LANs? Or, how to create a real VPN with OpenVPN a Linux-based PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) server? It's in there. The book uses Red Hat-based Linux, Fedora specifically, and Debian for its examples. Nevertheless, a savvy Linux administrator shouldn't have any trouble cooking up recipes here on their favorite Linux distribution. I certainly had no trouble doing so while slaving over my hot open-SUSE servers.
All in all, Schroder presents users with 17 recipes for some of the most common Linux networking jobs. The book also comes with a final chapter on troubleshooting network protocols and services using Linux tools.