Absolute FreeBSD: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD (2nd by Michael W. Lucas

By Michael W. Lucas

FreeBSD—the robust, versatile, and unfastened Unix-like working system—is the popular server for lots of companies. however it could be even trickier to take advantage of than both Unix or Linux, and tougher nonetheless to master.

Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition is the entire advisor to FreeBSD, written by way of FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this thoroughly revised and rewritten moment variation of his landmark paintings to be his most sensible paintings ever; a real manufactured from his love for FreeBSD and the aid of the FreeBSD group. Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition covers install, networking, safeguard, community companies, approach functionality, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and masses extra, together with insurance of the way to:
* Use complicated safety features like packet filtering, digital machines, and host-based intrusion detection
* construct customized dwell FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
* deal with community companies and filesystems
* Use DNS and organize e mail, IMAP, internet, and FTP companies for either servers and clients
* computer screen your approach with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
* Run diskless systems
* deal with schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your method to your and your workload
* construct customized community home equipment with embedded FreeBSD
* enforce redundant disks, even with no particular hardware
* combine FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your community administration system.

Whether you're simply getting began with FreeBSD or you've been utilizing it for years, you'll locate this publication to be the definitive advisor to FreeBSD that you've been ready for.

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Of the 50 or so articles available, some are kept only for historical reasons (such as the road map to releasing FreeBSD version 5), while others discuss the subtleties of specific parts of the system such as serial ports or CVSup. A few are old enough that they’re retained for only a handful of users who are still stuck with 20th-century systems. These documents are very formal, and they require preparation. As such, they always lag a bit behind the real world. When a new feature is first rolled out, the appropriate Handbook entry might not appear for weeks or months.

If you’re a frequent buyer of computer books, please feel free to insert all that usual crud about “read a chapter at a time for best learning” and so on. I’m not going to coddle you—if you picked up this book, you either have two brain cells to rub together or you’re visiting someone who does. ) What Must You Know? This book is aimed at the new Unix administrator. Two decades ago, the average Unix administrator had kernel programming experience and was working on his master’s degree in computer science.

This assumes that you’re using the default BSD pager, more(1). If you’re using a different pager, use that pager’s syntax. Of course, if you know so much about Unix that you’ve already set your preferred default pager, you’ve probably skipped this part of the book entirely. Finding Man Pages New users often say that they’d be happy to read the man pages, if they could find the right one. You can perform basic keyword searches on the man pages with apropos(1) and whatis(1). apropos(1) searches for any man page name or description that includes the word you specify.

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