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Essential System Administration,3rd Edition is the definitive guide for Unix system administration, covering all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and more. Essential System Administration provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the real-world issues that anyone responsible for a Unix system faces daily.

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Overview

Essential System Administration,3rd Edition is the definitive guide for Unix system administration, covering all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and more. Essential System Administration provides a clear, concise, practical guide to the real-world issues that anyone responsible for a Unix system faces daily.

The new edition of this indispensable reference has been fully updated for all the latest operating systems. Even more importantly, it has been extensively revised and expanded to consider the current system administrative topics that administrators need most. Essential System Administration,3rd Edition covers: DHCP, USB devices, the latest automation tools, SNMP and network management, LDAP, PAM, and recent security tools and techniques.

Essential System Administration is comprehensive. But what has made this book the guide system administrators turn to over and over again is not just the sheer volume of valuable information it provides, but the clear, useful way the information is presented. It discusses the underlying higher-level concepts, but it also provides the details of the procedures needed to carry them out. It is not organized around the features of the Unix operating system, but around the various facets of a system administrator's job. It describes all the usual administrative tools that Unix provides, but it also shows how to use them intelligently and efficiently.

Whether you use a standalone Unix system, routinely provide administrative support for a larger shared system, or just want an understanding of basic administrative functions, Essential System Administration is for you. This comprehensive and invaluable book combines the author's years of practical experience with technical expertise to help you manage Unix systems as productively and painlessly as possible.

"Essential System Administration" takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of UNIX system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. Beginners or experienced administrators will quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to their everyday problems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596003432
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/10/2002
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1178
  • Sales rank: 635,645
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 2.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Æleen Frisch has been a system administrator for over 20 years, tending a plethora of VMS, Unix, and Windows systems over the years. Her current system administration responsibilities center on looking after a very heterogeneous network of Unix and Windows NT/2000/XP systems. She is also a writer, lecturer, teacher, marketing consultant and occasional database programmer. She has written eight books, including Essential System Administration (now in its third edition), Essential Windows NT System Administration and the Windows 2000 Desktop Reference (all from O'Reilly Media, Inc.) and Exploring Chemistry with Electronic Structure Methods (Gaussian, Inc.). Currently, she writes the "Guru Guidance" column for Linux Magazine. She also writes poetry and is currently working on her first novel.

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Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to System Administration
  • Chapter 2: The Unix Way
  • Chapter 3: Essential AdministrativeTools and Techniques
  • Chapter 4: Startup and Shutdown
  • Chapter 5: TCP/IP Networking
  • Chapter 6: Managing Users and Groups
  • Chapter 7: Security
  • Chapter 8: Managing Network Services
  • Chapter 9: Electronic Mail
  • Chapter 10: Filesystems and Disks
  • Chapter 11: Backup and Restore
  • Chapter 12: Serial Lines and Devices
  • Chapter 13: Printers and the Spooling Subsystem
  • Chapter 14: Automating Administrative Tasks
  • Chapter 15: Managing System Resources
  • Chapter 16: Configuring and Building Kernels
  • Chapter 17: Accounting
  • Chapter 18: The Profession of System Administration
  • Appendix A: Administrative Shell Programming
  • Colophon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    Good book, but definately not light reading!

    I would definately recommend this book for anyone who is involved with the large-scale deployment and/or management of Unix systems.<br><br> The book is laid out in a very sensible format, and covers many of the essential Unix sysadmin tasks: networking, security, kernel configuration, just to name a few. With this being said, it's certainly not a book for the novice Unix user, nor is it really targetted towards such an audience.

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