Chapter 13. The Linux Server

For many people, the primary use of Red Hat Linux 6 is as a server. There are many different kinds of servers, but a working definition of the term could be: "A server allows multiple remote users to share or make use of the same resources." Following this definition, a server could allow users to share files and a file system. Going somewhat further afield, servers are used to share database engines and "serve" Web pages.

Linux is an excellent server platform and is used as the operating system of choice in many mission-critical situations. As you may know, it is used as the operating system of choice by a great many Internet service providers (ISPs)—companies that provide services such as Internet access and Web ...

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