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SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9 Administrator's Handbook by Jacques Beland, Peter Kuo

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Chapter 8 Network Services

One major strength of Linux is in its offering of a wide range of network services. SLES 9 ships with a large number of such services, ranging from network time services to file sharing to web page serving. A detailed discussion of each topic discussed in this chapter is not feasible due to space; entire books are devoted to many of the topics, such as the Domain Name Service (DNS) and Samba. Therefore, the intention of this chapter is to provide you with the bare necessities to get a specific network service configured and running with a basic configuration.

We selected the topics covered here because they provide services to users on your local, private network, and not necessarily services over the Internet. This ...

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