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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 38. Managing Unix and Linux Users

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

User Administration 704

Network Information Service (NIS) 713

Common Login Problems 719

Unix is not generally considered an office desktop operating system. The Windows OS family has pretty much taken over the desktop, along with other minor players such as Apple’s Macintosh operating system and, to some degree, Linux. However, Unix is a dominant player in the server market, and many large networks are made up of a collection of Unix servers, X-Window Systems clients, and, usually, some Windows clients. Unix becomes much more prevalent when you get past the office desktop environment and into the workstation or server environment. Establishing a network connection ...

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