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PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook Use PowerShell Core 6.x on Linux to automate complex, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks

PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook Use PowerShell Core 6.x on Linux to automate complex, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2018

Over 150 recipes to leverage Microsoft's open source automation framework and command line shell Key Features Work effectively on Windows, Linux, and macOS with PowerShell's object-oriented approach and capabilities Handle structured data seamlessly without the need for manual parsing Enhance your native Linux capabilities with PowerShell Core 6.1 Book DescriptionPowerShell Core, the open source, cross-platform that is based on the open source, cross-platform .NET Core, is not a shell that came out by accident; it was intentionally created to be versatile and easy to learn at the same time. PowerShell Core enables automation on systems ranging from the Raspberry Pi to the cloud. PowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook uses simple, real-world examples that teach you how to use PowerShell to effectively administer your environment. As you make your way through the book, you will cover interesting recipes on how PowerShell Core can be used to quickly automate complex, repetitive, and time-consuming tasks. In the concluding chapters, you will learn how to develop scripts to automate tasks that involve systems and enterprise management. By the end of this book, you will have learned about the automation capabilities of PowerShell Core, including remote management using OpenSSH, cross-platform enterprise management, working with Docker containers, and managing SQL databases. What you will learn Leverage the object model of the shell, which is based on .NET Core Administer computers locally as well as remotely using PowerShell over OpenSSH Get to grips with advanced concepts of PowerShell functions Use PowerShell for administration on the cloud Know the best practices pertaining to PowerShell scripts and functions Exploit the cross-platform capabilities of PowerShell to manage scheduled jobs, Docker containers and SQL Databases Who this book is forPowerShell Core for Linux Administrators Cookbook is for you if you are a system administrator who wants to learn to control and automate a Linux environment with PowerShell Core 6.1. Basic knowledge of PowerShell scripting is necessary. It is assumed that you already understand how an operating system is structured and how to use the command-line interface to work with the operating system.

Hands-On System Programming with Linux Explore Linux system programming interfaces, theory, and practice

Hands-On System Programming with Linux Explore Linux system programming interfaces, theory, and practice

Author: Kaiwan N Billimoria Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/10/2018

Get up and running with system programming concepts in Linux Key Features Acquire insight on Linux system architecture and its programming interfaces Get to grips with core concepts such as process management, signalling and pthreads Packed with industry best practices and dozens of code examples Book DescriptionThe Linux OS and its embedded and server applications are critical components of today's software infrastructure in a decentralized, networked universe. The industry's demand for proficient Linux developers is only rising with time. Hands-On System Programming with Linux gives you a solid theoretical base and practical industry-relevant descriptions, and covers the Linux system programming domain. It delves into the art and science of Linux application programming- system architecture, process memory and management, signaling, timers, pthreads, and file IO. This book goes beyond the use API X to do Y approach; it explains the concepts and theories required to understand programming interfaces and design decisions, the tradeoffs made by experienced developers when using them, and the rationale behind them. Troubleshooting tips and techniques are included in the concluding chapter. By the end of this book, you will have gained essential conceptual design knowledge and hands-on experience working with Linux system programming interfaces. What you will learn Explore the theoretical underpinnings of Linux system architecture Understand why modern OSes use virtual memory and dynamic memory APIs Get to grips with dynamic memory issues and effectively debug them Learn key concepts and powerful system APIs related to process management Effectively perform file IO and use signaling and timers Deeply understand multithreading concepts, pthreads APIs, synchronization and scheduling Who this book is forHands-On System Programming with Linux is for Linux system engineers, programmers, or anyone who wants to go beyond using an API set to understanding the theoretical underpinnings and concepts behind powerful Linux system programming APIs. To get the most out of this book, you should be familiar with Linux at the user-level logging in, using shell via the command line interface, the ability to use tools such as find, grep, and sort. Working knowledge of the C programming language is required. No prior experience with Linux systems programming is assumed.

Linux in easy steps Illustrated using Linux Mint

Linux in easy steps Illustrated using Linux Mint

Author: Mike McGrath Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2018

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Administration and Reference

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Administration and Reference

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2018

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Applications and Administration

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Desktop Applications and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/09/2018

Linux The Textbook, Second Edition

Linux The Textbook, Second Edition

Linux: The Textbook, Second Edition provides comprehensive coverage of the contemporary use of the Linux operating system for every level of student or practitioner, from beginners to advanced users. The text clearly illustrates system-specific commands and features using Debian-family Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint, and RHEL-family CentOS, and stresses universal commands and features that are critical to all Linux distributions. The second edition of the book includes extensive updates and new chapters on system administration for desktop, stand-alone PCs, and server-class computers; API for system programming, including thread programming with pthreads; virtualization methodologies; and an extensive tutorial on systemd service management. Brand new online content on the CRC Press website includes an instructor's workbook, test bank, and In-Chapter exercise solutions, as well as full downloadable chapters on Python Version 3.5 programming, ZFS, TC shell programming, advanced system programming, and more. An author-hosted GitHub website also features updates, further references, and errata. Features New or updated coverage of file system, sorting, regular expressions, directory and file searching, file compression and encryption, shell scripting, system programming, client-server-based network programming, thread programming with pthreads, and system administration Extensive in-text pedagogy, including chapter objectives, student projects, and basic and advanced student exercises for every chapter Expansive electronic downloads offer advanced content on Python, ZFS, TC shell scripting, advanced system programming, internetworking with Linux TCP/IP, and many more topics, all featured on the CRC Press website Downloadable test bank, work book, and solutions available for instructors on the CRC Press website Author-maintained GitHub repository provides other resources, such as live links to further references, updates, and errata

Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure Explore the essential Linux administration skills you need to deploy and manage Azure-based workloads

Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure Explore the essential Linux administration skills you need to deploy and manage Azure-based workloads

Author: Frederik Vos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Learn to efficiently run Linux-based workloads in Azure Key Features Manage and deploy virtual machines in your Azure environment Explore various open source tools to integrate automation and orchestration Leverage Linux features to create, run, and manage containers Book DescriptionAzure's market share has increased massively and enterprises are adopting it rapidly. Linux is a widely-used operating system and has proven to be one of the most popular workloads on Azure. It has become crucial for Linux administrators and Microsoft professionals to be well versed with the concepts of managing Linux workloads in an Azure environment. Hands-On Linux Administration on Azure starts by introducing you to the fundamentals of Linux and Azure, after which you will explore advanced Linux features and see how they are managed in an Azure environment. Next, with the help of real-world scenarios, you will learn how to deploy virtual machines(VMs) in Azure, along with extending Azure VMs capabilities and managing them efficiently. You will then understand continuous configuration automation and use Ansible, SaltStack and Powershell DSC for orchestration. As you make your way through the chapters, you will understand containers and how they work, along with managing containers and the various tasks you can perform with them. In the concluding chapters, you will cover some Linux troubleshooting techniques on Azure, and you will also be able to monitor Linux in Azure using different open source tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to administer Linux on Azure and make the most of the important tools required for deployment. What you will learn Understand why Azure is the ideal solution for your open source workloads Master essential Linux skills and learn to find your way around the Linux environment Deploy Linux in an Azure environment Use configuration management to manage Linux in Azure Manage containers in an Azure environment Enhance Linux security and use Azure's identity management systems Automate deployment with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and Powershell Employ Ansible to manage Linux instances in an Azure cloud environment Who this book is forHands-On Linux Administration on Azure is for Linux administrators and Microsoft professionals that need to deploy and manage their workloads in Azure. Prior knowledge of Linux and Azure isn't necessary.

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook Identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities with Kali Linux 2018.x, 2nd Edition

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook Identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities with Kali Linux 2018.x, 2nd Edition

Author: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2018

Discover the most common web vulnerabilities and prevent them from becoming a threat to your site's security Key Features Familiarize yourself with the most common web vulnerabilities Conduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits in your lab Explore new tools in the Kali Linux ecosystem for web penetration testing Book DescriptionWeb applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform that provides a broad array of testing tools, many of which can be used to execute web penetration testing. Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook gives you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test - from gathering information about the system and application, to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing. You will also cover the use of vulnerability scanners and look at basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. You will start by setting up a testing laboratory, exploring the latest features of tools included in Kali Linux and performing a wide range of tasks with OWASP ZAP, Burp Suite and other web proxies and security testing tools. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to use automated scanners to find security flaws in web applications and understand how to bypass basic security controls. In the concluding chapters, you will look at what you have learned in the context of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of this book, you will have acquired the skills you need to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities. What you will learn Set up a secure penetration testing laboratory Use proxies, crawlers, and spiders to investigate an entire website Identify cross-site scripting and client-side vulnerabilities Exploit vulnerabilities that allow the insertion of code into web applications Exploit vulnerabilities that require complex setups Improve testing efficiency using automated vulnerability scanners Learn how to circumvent security controls put in place to prevent attacks Who this book is forKali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook is for IT professionals, web developers, security enthusiasts, and security professionals who want an accessible reference on how to find, exploit, and prevent security vulnerabilities in web applications. The basics of operating a Linux environment and prior exposure to security technologies and tools are necessary.

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook

Author: Gilberto Najera-Gutierrez Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2018

Discover the most common web vulnerabilities and prevent them from becoming a threat to your site's securityKey FeaturesFamiliarize yourself with the most common web vulnerabilitiesConduct a preliminary assessment of attack surfaces and run exploits in your labExplore new tools in the Kali Linux ecosystem for web penetration testingBook DescriptionWeb applications are a huge point of attack for malicious hackers and a critical area for security professionals and penetration testers to lock down and secure. Kali Linux is a Linux-based penetration testing platform that provides a broad array of testing tools, many of which can be used to execute web penetration testing. Kali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook gives you the skills you need to cover every stage of a penetration test - from gathering information about the system and application, to identifying vulnerabilities through manual testing. You will also cover the use of vulnerability scanners and look at basic and advanced exploitation techniques that may lead to a full system compromise. You will start by setting up a testing laboratory, exploring the latest features of tools included in Kali Linux and performing a wide range of tasks with OWASP ZAP, Burp Suite and other web proxies and security testing tools. As you make your way through the book, you will learn how to use automated scanners to find security flaws in web applications and understand how to bypass basic security controls. In the concluding chapters, you will look at what you have learned in the context of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) and the top 10 web application vulnerabilities you are most likely to encounter, equipping you with the ability to combat them effectively. By the end of this book, you will have acquired the skills you need to identify, exploit, and prevent web application vulnerabilities.What you will learnSet up a secure penetration testing laboratoryUse proxies, crawlers, and spiders to investigate an entire websiteIdentify cross-site scripting and client-side vulnerabilitiesExploit vulnerabilities that allow the insertion of code into web applicationsExploit vulnerabilities that require complex setupsImprove testing efficiency using automated vulnerability scannersLearn how to circumvent security controls put in place to prevent attacksWho this book is forKali Linux Web Penetration Testing Cookbook is for IT professionals, web developers, security enthusiasts, and security professionals who want an accessible reference on how to find, exploit, and prevent security vulnerabilities in web applications. The basics of operating a Linux environment and prior exposure to security technologies and tools are necessary.

Linux Mint 19 Desktops and Administration

Linux Mint 19 Desktops and Administration

Author: Richard Petersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2018

Fundamentals of Linux Explore the essentials of the Linux command line

Fundamentals of Linux Explore the essentials of the Linux command line

Author: Oliver Pelz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2018

Develop a solid understanding of the important command-line tools and utilities in Linux Key Features Delve into the fundamentals of Linux Explore and work with virtualization, command lines, and Bash shell scripts Use special file permission flags such as setuid and setgid Book DescriptionLinux is a Unix-like operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. Fundamentals of Linux will help you learn all the essentials of the Linux command line required to get you started. The book will start by teaching you how to work with virtualization software and install CentOS 7 Linux as a VM. Then, you will get to grips with the workings of various command line operations, such as cursor movement, commands, options, and arguments. As you make your way through the chapters, the book will not only focus on the most essential Linux commands but also give an introduction to Bash shell scripting. Finally, you will explore advanced topics, such as networking and troubleshooting your system, and you will get familiar with the advanced file permissions: ACL, setuid, and setgid. Fundamentals of Linux includes real-world tasks, use cases, and problems that, as a system administrator, you might encounter in your day-to-day activities. What you will learn Explore basic and advanced command-line concepts Install Linux, work with VirtualBox, and install CentOS 7 in VirtualBox Work with the command line efficiently and learn how to navigate through the Linux filesystem Create file and user group permissions and edit files Use Sticky bit to secure your Linux filesystem Define and remove ACL from Linux files Who this book is forFundamentals of Linux is for individuals looking to work as a Linux system administrator.

Fundamentals of Linux

Fundamentals of Linux

Author: Oliver Pelz Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2018

Develop a solid understanding of the important command-line tools and utilities in LinuxKey FeaturesDelve into the fundamentals of LinuxExplore and work with virtualization, command lines, and Bash shell scriptsUse special file permission flags such as setuid and setgidBook DescriptionLinux is a Unix-like operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. Fundamentals of Linux will help you learn all the essentials of the Linux command line required to get you started. The book will start by teaching you how to work with virtualization software and install CentOS 7 Linux as a VM. Then, you will get to grips with the workings of various command line operations, such as cursor movement, commands, options, and arguments. As you make your way through the chapters, the book will not only focus on the most essential Linux commands but also give an introduction to Bash shell scripting. Finally, you will explore advanced topics, such as networking and troubleshooting your system, and you will get familiar with the advanced file permissions: ACL, setuid, and setgid. Fundamentals of Linux includes real-world tasks, use cases, and problems that, as a system administrator, you might encounter in your day-to-day activities.What you will learnExplore basic and advanced command-line conceptsInstall Linux, work with VirtualBox, and install CentOS 7 in VirtualBox Work with the command line efficiently and learn how to navigate through the Linux filesystemCreate file and user group permissions and edit filesUse Sticky bit to secure your Linux filesystemDefine and remove ACL from Linux filesWho this book is forFundamentals of Linux is for individuals looking to work as a Linux system administrator.