This book covers the Linux Mint 19 release (Tara), focusing on desktops and administrative tools. The emphasis here is on what users will face when using Mint, covering topics like installation, applications, software management, the Mint desktops (Cinnamon, Mate, and Xfce), shell commands, network connections, and system administration tasks. Linux Mint 19 is based on the Ubuntu 18.04 LTR (Long Term Release). The Cinnamon and Mate desktops are examined in detail. Cinnamon and Mate have custom Mint menus to manage access to applications and devices. Advanced components are also examined such as the LightDM Display Manager, PulseAudio sound configuration, and Mint software management applications (Software Manager and Update Manager). The Linux Mint X-Apps are also reviewed, including Xplayer, Xed, and Xviewer. Administration topics include system tools, managing users, file systems, Bluetooth setup, printer configuration, and network folder and file sharing. In addition, configuration of wired and wireless connections, firewalls (the Gufw and FirewallD), and service management using systemd are covered. Shared resources are also examined, including the CUPS printing server, the NFS Linux network file server, and Samba Windows file and printing server.
Linux: The Textbook, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of the contemporary use of the Linux operating system for every level of student or practitioner, from beginners to advanced users. The text clearly illustrates system-specific commands and features using Debian-family Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint, and RHEL-family CentOS, and stresses universal commands and features that are critical to all Linux distributions. The second edition of the book includes extensive updates and new chapters on system administration for desktop, stand-alone PCs, and server-class computers; API for system programming, including thread programming with pthreads; virtualization methodologies; and an extensive tutorial on systemd service management. Brand new online content on the CRC Press website includes an instructor’s workbook, test bank, and In-Chapter exercise solutions, as well as full downloadable chapters on Python Version 3.5 programming, ZFS, TC shell programming, advanced system programming, and more. An author-hosted GitHub website also features updates, further references, and errata. Features New or updated coverage of file system, sorting, regular expressions, directory and file searching, file compression and encryption, shell scripting, system programming, client-server–based network programming, thread programming with pthreads, and system administration Extensive in-text pedagogy, including chapter objectives, student projects, and basic and advanced student exercises for every chapter Expansive electronic downloads offer advanced content on Python, ZFS, TC shell scripting, advanced system programming, internetworking with Linux TCP/IP, and many more topics, all featured on the CRC Press website Downloadable test bank, work book, and solutions available for instructors on the CRC Press website Author-maintained GitHub repository provides other resources, such as live links to further references, updates, and errata
Building, Defending, and Attacking Modern Computer Networks
Author: Mike O'Leary
Know how to set up, defend, and attack computer networks with this revised and expanded second edition. You will learn to configure your network from the ground up, beginning with developing your own private virtual test environment, then setting up your own DNS server and AD infrastructure. You will continue with more advanced network services, web servers, and database servers and you will end by building your own web applications servers, including WordPress and Joomla!. Systems from 2011 through 2017 are covered, including Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2016 as well as a range of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Mint, and OpenSUSE. Key defensive techniques are integrated throughout and you will develop situational awareness of your network and build a complete defensive infrastructure, including log servers, network firewalls, web application firewalls, and intrusion detection systems. Of course, you cannot truly understand how to defend a network if you do not know how to attack it, so you will attack your test systems in a variety of ways. You will learn about Metasploit, browser attacks, privilege escalation, pass-the-hash attacks, malware, man-in-the-middle attacks, database attacks, and web application attacks. What You’ll Learn Construct a testing laboratory to experiment with software and attack techniques Build realistic networks that include active directory, file servers, databases, web servers, and web applications such as WordPress and Joomla! Manage networks remotely with tools, including PowerShell, WMI, and WinRM Use offensive tools such as Metasploit, Mimikatz, Veil, Burp Suite, and John the Ripper Exploit networks starting from malware and initial intrusion to privilege escalation through password cracking and persistence mechanisms Defend networks by developing operational awareness using auditd and Sysmon to analyze logs, and deploying defensive tools such as the Snort intrusion detection system, IPFire firewalls, and ModSecurity web application firewalls Who This Book Is For This study guide is intended for everyone involved in or interested in cybersecurity operations (e.g., cybersecurity professionals, IT professionals, business professionals, and students)
Learn the pros and the cons of the most frequently used distros in order to find the one that is right for you. You will explore each distro step by step, so that you don't have to endure hours of web surfing, countless downloads, becoming confused by new concepts and, in the worst cases, reading complex and marathon installation guides. You will benefit from the author's long-term experience working with each distro hands on, enabling you to choose the best distro for your long-term needs. The first barrier that a new Linux user has to face is the overwhelming number of "flavors" that this operating system has. These "flavors" are commonly known as distros (from distribution), and to date there are more than three hundred active distros to choose from. So, how to choose one? You can choose the most popular at the moment, or take heed of what your friend says, but are you sure that this is the one that you need? Making the wrong decision on this matter is behind a good number of disappointments with this operating system. You need to choose the distro that is right for you and your needs. Linux offers us a wonderful open source alternative to proprietary software. With Introducing Linux Distros you can decide how to best make it work for you. Start exploring the open source world today. What You'll learn Review what a Linux distro is and which one to select Decide which criteria to follow to make a right decision Examine the most used Linux distros and their unique philosophies install and maintain different Linux distros Who This Book Is For Newcomers to the Linux world that have to deal with the myriad of distributions.