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Linux for S/390

An IBM Redbooks publication

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Published on 29 September 2000, updated 21 March 2002

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ISBN-10: 0738419141
ISBN-13: 9780738419145
IBM Form #: SG24-4987-00

Authors: Erich Amrehn, Joerg Arndt, Dave Bennin, Mark Cathcart, Richard Higson, Cliff Laking, Richard Lewis, Michael MacIsaac, Susan Matuszewski, Hans Dieter Mertiens, Eugene Ong and Eric Schabell

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    The strengths of S/390 are well known: rock-solid reliability, the ability to run multiple diverse workloads, and highly scalable technology make S/390 an ideal choice for hosting key e-business applications. Now Linux has joined the S/390 family of operating systems, bringing a wealth of open source applications, middleware, and trained developers to help you respond to your business challenges quicker than ever before.

    This IBM Redbooks publication will help you install Linux for S/390 in different environments, and documents basic system administration tasks that help you manage your Linux for S/390 system. It also provides an introduction to a wide range of services such as Samba, NFS, and Apache. You will learn what each service is, what it is capable of, and how to install it.

    The book covers Linux for S/390 Marist distribution (2.2.15).

    Table of Contents

    Ch. 1 Technology and business

    Ch. 2 Open source

    Ch. 3 Why Linux

    Ch. 4 Linux distributions

    Ch. 5 Native S/390 installation and operation of Linux

    Ch. 6 VM installation and operation of Linux for S/390

    Ch. 7 Installing SuSE Linux on S/390

    Ch. 8 Linux for S/390 bootup and shutdown

    Ch. 9 Linux for S/390 administration

    Ch. 10 Backup

    Ch. 11 System maintenance and upgrade

    Ch. 12 Changing your root device

    Ch. 13 Hardware connectivity

    Ch. 14 Linux TCP/IP connectivity

    Ch. 15 Linux for S/390 connectivity to VM, OS/390, VSE

    Ch. 16 Development tools

    Ch. 17 File Transfer Protocol (FTP)

    Ch. 18 Domain Name Service (DNS)

    Ch. 19 Network File System (NFS)

    Ch. 20 Samba

    Ch. 21 The Apache Web Server

    Ch. 22 Firewall configuration

    Ch. 23 Printing with Linux

    Ch. 24 Linux security issues

    Ch. 25 Sources of help and information

    Ch. 26 Monitoring the system

    App. A Intel architecture, S/390 architecture

    App. B VM/ESA virtual machine

    App. C Linux for S/390 I/O implementation

    App. D The parameter file

    App. E Troubleshooting and avoiding pitfalls


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