Linux Author Releases New Guide and Video Showing How "sudo" Command Helps Ensure Secure Linux System Administration

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Don R. Crawley, president of soundtraining.net and author of "The Accidental Administrator: Linux Server Step-by-Step Configuration Guide" has released a new how-to guide and companion video that explains the importance of using sudo for secure Linux system administration.

A step-by-step Linux configuration guide

Linux Server Step-by-Step Configuration Guide

Sudo is similar to "runas" in Windows. It allows you to execute specific commands under root context without leaving your regular user profile or context.

Author of The Accidental Administrator: Linux Server Step-by-Step Configuration Guide Don R. Crawley recommends the use of “sudo” when administering a Linux or Unix system: “Many beginning Linux and Unix admins make the mistake of logging on with the root account to administer their systems. An alternative is a tool called sudo. The sudo tool is similar to "runas" in Windows. It allows you to execute specific commands under root context without leaving your regular user profile or context.”

Crawley today announced the availability of a new "how-to" guide, available for reprint, and companion video explaining the benefits of sudo and demonstrating how to configure and use the tool for secure system administration.

The learning approach used by the guide and video are consistent with Crawley's established teaching techniques of providing simple, easy-to-follow instructions for building a basic configuration. According to Crawley, "In my own experience as a systems administrator, I always wanted a simple, working configuration to start with. I knew that, if I had a working config for starters, I could figure out more complicated configs on my own. I just needed a place to start. That's the approach I take with my books, how-to guides, and videos."

The how-to guide, excerpted from Crawley's book "The Accidental Administrator: Linux Server Step-by-Step Configuration Guide" accompanies this release. The guide may be freely reprinted and distributed with a reference box including the name, website, phone and email of the author, please.

The companion video is available at http://youtu.be/imnEUvvDxc4

Interviews and review copies of the book "The Accidental Administrator: Linux Server Step-by-Step Configuration Guide" are available on request.

The Accidental Administrator: Linux Server Step-by-Step Configuration Guide
http://amzn.com/1453689923
List $40.00
188 pages trade softcover
ISBN: 978-1453689929
Also available in Kindle edition.

Accompanying graphic images are available upon request.

About the author:

Don R. Crawley is president/chief technologist at soundtraining.net, the Seattle-based I.T. training firm and an author and speaker for the I.T. industry. He is the author of numerous books and hundreds of articles on information systems and technology including Cisco, Linux, and customer service for I.T. professionals. Reach him at (206) 988-5858 or don(at)soundtraining(dot)net.

About soundtraining.net:

soundtraining.net is the Seattle-based I.T. training and publishing firm, specializing in accelerated learning for I.T. professionals. With a focus on Cisco and Linux products, plus workplace skills for I.T. professionals, soundtraining.net is now in its second decade of sharing the knowledge.

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