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Kali Linux has not only become the information security professional´s platform of choice, but evolved into an industrial-grade, and world-class operating system distribution-mature, secure, and enterprise-ready. Through the decade-long development process, Muts and his team, along with countless volunteers from the hacker community, have taken on the burden of streamlining and organizing our work environment, freeing us from much of the drudgery. They provided a secure and reliable foundation, allowing us to concentrate on securing our digital world. An amazing community has built up around Kali Linux. Every month, more than 300,000 of us download a version of Kali. We come together in online and real-world training rooms and grind through the sprawling Offensive Security Penetration Testing Labs, pursuing the near-legendary Offensive Security certifications. We come together on the Kali forums, some 40,000 strong, and hundreds of us at a time can be found on the Kali IRC channel. We gather at conferences and attend Kali Dojos to learn from the developers themselves how to best leverage Kali. However, the Kali team has never released an official Kali Linux manual, until now. In this book, we´ll focus on the Kali Linux platform itself, and help you understand and maximize Kali from the ground up. The developers will walk you through Kali Linux features and fundamentals, provide a crash course in basic Linux commands and concepts, and then walk you through the most common Kali Linux installation scenarios. You´ll learn how to configure, troubleshoot and secure Kali Linux and then dive into the powerful Debian package manager. Throughout this expansive section, you´ll learn how to install and configure packages, how to update and upgrade your Kali installation, and how to create your own custom packages. Then you´ll learn how to deploy your custom installation across massive enterprise networks. Finally, you´ll be guided through advanced topics such as kernel compilation, custom ISO creation, industrial-strength encryption, and even how to install crypto kill switches to safeguard your sensitive information. Whether you´re a veteran or an absolute n00b, this is the best place to start with Kali Linux, the security professional´s platform of choice.
Program audio and sound for Linux using this practical, how-to guide. You will learn how to use DSPs, sampled audio, MIDI, karaoke, streaming audio, and more. Linux Sound Programming takes you through the layers of complexity involved in programming the Linux sound system. Youll see the large variety of tools and approaches that apply to almost every aspect of sound. This ranges from audio codecs, to audio players, to audio support both within and outside of the Linux kernel. What Youll Learn Work with sampled audio Handle Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Gain knowledge of MIDI Build a Karaoke-like application Handle streaming audio Who This Book Is For Experienced Linux users and programmers interested in doing multimedia with Linux. Jan Newmarch is Head of ICT (Higher Education) at Box Hill Institute, Adjunct Professor at Canberra University and Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at Charles Sturt University. He is interested in more aspects of computing than he has time to pursue, but the major thrust over the last few years has developed from user interfaces under Unix into Java, the Web and now into general distributed systems. Jan has developed a number of publicly available software systems in these areas. Right now, he is looking at sound for Linux systems and programming the Raspberry Pis GPU.
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. Introducing Linux Distros teaches you 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 dont 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 authors long-term experience working with each distro hands on, enabling you to choose the best distro for your long-term needs. Linux offers us a wonderful open source alternative to proprietary software, and using Introducing Linux Distros you can decide how to best make it work for you. Start exploring the open source world today. Jose Dieguez Castro is a senior systems administrator, currently working as a freelance consultant. Joe has worked on a wide range of projects, from small to large infrastructures in both the private and public sector. When he is asked about his specialty, he answers: To get the job done. He also likes to think of himself as a developer who cares too much about free software. Photography, sports, music, and reading are the way he frees his mind from work.
Pro Linux High Availability Clustering teaches you how to implement this fundamental Linux add-on into your business. Linux High Availability Clustering is needed to ensure the availability of mission critical resources. The technique is applied more and more in corporate datacenters around the world. While lots of documentation about the subject is available on the internet, it isnt always easy to build a real solution based on that scattered information, which is often oriented towards specific tasks only. Pro Linux High Availability Clustering explains essential high-availability clustering components on all Linux platforms, giving you the insight to build solutions for any specific case needed. In this book four common cases will be explained: Configuring Apache for high availability Creating an Open Source SAN based on DRBD, iSCSI and HA clustering Setting up a load-balanced web server cluster with a back-end, highly-available database Setting up a KVM virtualization platform with high-availability protection for a virtual machine. With the knowledge youll gain from these real-world applications, youll be able to efficiently apply Linux HA to your work situation with confidence. Author Sander Van Vugt teaches Linux high-availability clustering on training courses, uses it in his everyday work, and now brings this knowledge to you in one place, with clear examples and cases. Make the best start with HA clustering with Pro Linux High Availability Clustering at your side. Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant, living in the Netherlands and working throughout the European Union. He specializes in Linux and Novell systems, and has worked with both for more than 10 years. Besides being a trainer, he is also an author, having written more than 20 books and hundreds of technical articles. He is a Master Certified Novell Instructor (MCNI) and holds LPIC-1 and -2 certificates, as well as all important Novell certificates.
Learn to set up the latest CentOS Linux network services including DNS, DHCP, SSH and VNC, Web, FTP, Mail, Firewall, and LDAP, enabling you to provide these services on your own network. CentOS continues to be a popular Linux distribution choice, and setting up your own services is a key skill for anyone maintaining a CentOS network. You will learn how to install CentOS, and manage basic administration. Youll then move onto understanding networking, and how to set up your required services. Each chapter is written in an easy-to-digest format and teaches you how set up, manage, and troubleshoot each service. Youll be running your own network in no time at all. What You Will Learn Install and set up the latest version of CentOS Configure and manage a wide range of network services Solve problems remotely and manage your network efficiently Who This Book Is For Anyone who wants to learn how to set up and manage CentOS Linux network services. Some previous Linux experience is beneficial, but this book is designed to be used by beginners. Antonio Vazquez is an IT Professional whos been working with Linux for more than a decade. He studied Computer Engineering at the university in Spain, and he currently holds many IT Certifications from the main vendors in the industry. At the present moment he works for a public institution and is in charge of almost a thousand of Linux servers spread across the country providing Web services, FTP services, file services, virtualization, and more.
Linux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs, 2nd Edition is an example-based book on managing Oracle Database under Linux and Solaris. The book is written for database administrators who need to get work done and lack the luxury of curling up fireside with a stack of operating-system documentation. What this book provides instead is task-oriented coverage designed around the needs of the Oracle Database Administrator. Find the right chapter. Look up the task to perform. See the solution. Implement the solution straight away in your own environment. Get the job done. New in this edition is coverage of Oracles own Solaris operating system. Oracle Corporation has been working diligently to bring commonality between Solaris and and Linux, and this book takes advantage of those efforts to provide task-oriented solutions that work on common distributions of Linux such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Oracle Enterprise Linux while also accommodating the growing number of Oracle Solaris customers. Examples in the book match the tasks DBAs perform daily, even hourly. Solutions come first in the book, but alway are followed by close explanations of the details. Database administrators wont go wrong with Linux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs. Its the book to buy if youre after clear and reliable examples to help in getting the job done, and getting home to your family. Takes you directly from problem to solution Covers the right mix of operating-system tasks for database administrators Respects your time by being succinct and to-the-point Includes coverage of Solaris in addition to common Linux distributions What You Will Learn Execute Linux and Solaris commands applicable to Oracle Database. Automate critical DBA tasks via operating-system shell scripts. Monitor, tune, and optimize Linux and Solaris servers for Oracle. Setup a VirtualBox environment for the Oracle database. Perform system administration tasks relevant to Oracle Database. Remotely (and securely!) manage Oracle on Linux and Solaris. Who This Book Is For Linux and Solaris Recipes for Oracle DBAs is a book for Oracle database administrators who want to expertly operate Oracle databases on the Linux and Solaris operating systems. If youre new to Linux and Solaris and can benefit from detailed examples showing how to perform tasks that Oracle DBAs perform on Linux and Solaris servers, then this book is what you need to help you get the job done, and get home on time. Darl Kuhn is a senior database administrator working for Oracle. He handles all facets of database administration from design and development to production support. He also teaches advanced database courses at Regis University in Colorado. Darl does volunteer DBA work for the Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group. He has a graduate degree from Colorado State University and lives near Spanish Peaks, Colorado, with his wife, Heidi, and daughters, Brandi and Lisa.
Learn Raspberry Pi 2 with Linux and Windows 10 will tell you everything you need to know about working with Raspberry Pi 2 so you can get started doing amazing things. Youll learn how to set up your new Raspberry Pi 2 with a monitor, keyboard and mouse, and how to install both Linux and Windows on your new Pi 2. Linux has always been a great fit for the Pi, but it can be a steep learning curve if youve never used it before. With this book, youll see how easy it is to install Linux and learn how to work with it, including how to become a Linux command line pro. Youll learn that what might seem unfamiliar in Linux is actually very familiar. And now that Raspberry Pi also supports Windows 10, a chapter is devoted to setting up Windows 10 for the Internet of Things on a Raspberry Pi. Finally, youll learn how to create these Raspberry Pi projects with Linux: Making a Pi web server: run LAMP on your own network Making your Pi wireless: remove all the cables and retain all the functionality Making a Raspber ry Pi-based security cam and messenger service Making a Pi media center: stream videos and music from your Pi Hailing from the U.K., strongPeter Membrey/strong has worked for Red Hat, holds a RHCE certification, and worked and taught at a number of educational institutions since the beginning of his career. He knows what Linux users like and need, and hopes that CentOS will get the kudos it deserves. He lives in Hong Kong and is teaching and consulting on all matters to do with Linux Enterprise networking, while studying for his masters degree.