My second Linux book, Linux: Networking for Your Office (hereafter L:NfYO), ISBN 0672317923, is published by Sams and is available now. You can order it at Fatbrain.com, Amazon.com, or you can read more about it and other books you might find interesting. L:NfYO covers many of the small office/home office (SOHO) networking tasks at which Linux has proven its worth. The book's main focus is on file and printer sharing using NFS, lpd, Samba, and Netatalk. Additional topics include IP masquerading, PPP connections, and security. Although it's marketed towards businesses, L:NfYO covers the topics you're most likely to want covered when setting up a small home network with Linux at its centerpiece, so home users shouldn't be scared off by the title.
Here's a list of the book's chapters:
The book also includes a CD with Red Hat Linux 6.0, Linux networking utilities, and networking tools for both Windows and MacOS. The tools on this CD will help you build an intranet around your Linux server. Note that, although the book comes with Red Hat Linux, L:NfYO will be helpful to you even if you run another Linux distribution. Although I describe how to perform some tasks using Red Hat's linuxconf tool, I always provide alternative methods to perform those tasks that can be used with other distributions.
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