SUSE Press and Hungry Minds Present SUSE Linux Server Book

January 10, 2001

The complete guide for administrators and programmers

Oakland, California and Indianapolis, Indiana

Today, SUSE PRESS, SUSE Linux?s publishing house, and Hungry Minds (Nasdaq: HMIN), formerly IDG Books Worldwide (Nasdaq: IDGB), announced their joint publication of SUSE Linux Server, the complete guide for managing Linux installations in corporate environments. SUSE Linux and Hungry Minds closed a joint publishing agreement under which Hungry Minds creates and publishes original content on SUSE Linux.

SUSE Linux Server demonstrates how to set up and maintain a Linux server, from initial installation and security implementation to performance fine-tuning. Readers also learn to manage privileged and ordinary users, groups and disk quotas and how to control, monitor, prioritize and automate programs using various tools. The book explains the setup of DNS, SMTP, POP3, HTTP, FTP, IRC and SQL servers.

One of the most important chapters addresses securing a server using firewalls and tools such as Satan, Cops and others. Additionally, administrators find comprehensive advice on designing a load-balanced, multi-server Apache-based network and setting up Samba and NFS fileservers for an office network.

"SUSE Linux Server is the essential guide for IT professionals wanting to exploit the rock solid architecture and cost effectiveness of SuSE Linux", comments Dirk Hohndel, Chief Technology Officer, SUSE Linux AG, Germany.

Joe Wikert, Hungry Minds Vice President and Publisher said, "Our objective with SUSE Press has been to provide the in-depth technical information high-end users are looking for. The SUSE Linux Server is the first book in this line and we're proud of the fact that it delivers on that promise."

The authors, Mohammed J. Kabir and Paul G. Sery are accomplished Linux experts. Paul G. Sery works for Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. He is a member of the Computer Service Unit, which specializes in managing and troubleshooting Unix and Linux systems. Kabir is Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Integration Logic. Previously, he co-founded Nitec, a network technology-consulting firm. Kabir is the author of Apache Server Bible and Apache Server Administrator's Handbook.

SUSE Linux Server (ISBN: 07645 47658), as well as other Hungry Minds titles, is available at all major bookstores and computer stores, direct from Hungry Minds Customer Service at 800-434-3422 (317.572.3993)or via the Web site at

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