Linux and Windows Integration Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Linux Features

  •  Where Linux Fits in a Network    
  •  Linux as a Server
  •   Linux on the Desktop
  •   Comparing Linux and Windows Features

Linux Deployment Strategies

  •   Linux Server Options
  •   Linux Desktop Migration
  •   Linux and Thin Clients

Basic Samba Configuration

  •   Installing Samba
  •   The Samba Configuration File Format
  •   Identifying the Server
  •   Setting Master Browser Options
  •   Setting Password Options

File and Printer Shares

  •   Common File Share Options
  •   Printing with CUPS
  •   Creating a Printer Share
  •   Delivering Printer Drivers to Windows Clients
  •   Example Shares

Managing a NetBIOS Network with Samba

  •   Enabling Domain Controller Functions
  •   Enabling NBNS Functions
  •   Assuming Master Browser Duties

Linux as an SMB/CIFS Client

  •   Using NetBIOS Name Resolution
  •   Accessing File Shares
  •   Printing to Printer Shares
  •   Configuring GUI Workgroup Browsers

Using NT Domains for Linux Authentication

  •   The Principles Behind Winbind
  •   Samba Winbind Configuration
  •   PAM and NSS Winbind Options
  •   Winbind in Action

Using LDAP

  •   The Principles Behind LDAP
  •   Configuring an OpenLDAP Server
  •   Creating a User Directory
  •   Configuring Linux to Use LDAP for Login Authentication
  •   Configuring Windows to Use LDAP for Login Authentication

Kerberos Configuration and Use

  •   Kerberos Fundamentals
  •   Linux Kerberos Server Configuration
  •   Kerberos Application Server Configuration
  •   Linux Kerberos Client Configuration
  •   Windows Kerberos Tools

Remote Text-Mode Administration and Use

  •   What Can Text-Mode Logins Do?
  •   SSH Server Configuration
  •   Telnet Server Configuration
  •   Windows Remote-Login Tools

Running GUI Programs Remotely

  •   What Can GUI Logins Do?
  •   Using Remote X Access
  •   Encrypting X by SSH Tunneling
  •   VNC Configuration and Use
  •   Running Windows Programs from Linux

Linux Thin Client Configurations

  •   The Role of Thin Client Computing
  •   Hardware Requirements
  •   Linux as a Server for Thin Clients
  •   Linux as a Thin Client

Configuring Mail Servers

  •   Linux Mail Server Options
  •   Configuring Sendmail
  •   Configuring Postfix
  •   Configuring POP and IMAP Servers
  •   Scanning for Spam, Worms, and Viruses
  •   Supplementing a Microsoft Exchange Server
  •   Using Fetchmail

Network Backups

  •   Backup Strategies
  •   Backing Up the Linux System
  •   Backing Up with Samba
  •   Backing Up with AMANDA

Managing a Network with Linux

  •   Delivering IP Addresses with DHCP
  •   Delivering Names with DNS
  •   Keeping Clocks Synchronized with NTP

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