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Unix System Administration Handbook 3RD Editionby Evi Nemeth
Synopses & Reviews
“This book is where I turn first when I have system administration questions. It is truly a wonderful resource and always within reach of my terminal.”
–W. Richard Stevens, author of numerous books on UNIX and TCP/IP
“This is a comprehensive guide to the care and feeding of UNIX systems. The authors present the facts along with seasoned advice and numerous real-world examples. Their perspective on the variations among systems is valuable for anyone who runs a heterogeneous computing facility.”
–Pat Parseghian, Transmeta
“We noticed your book on the staff -recommendations shelf at our local bookstore: ‘Very clear, a masterful interpretation of the subject.’ We were most impressed, until we noticed that the same staff member had also recommended Aunt Bea's Mayberry Cookbook.”
–Shannon Bloomstran, history teacher
The twentieth anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling UNIX system administration book has been made even more invaluable by adding coverage of the leading Linux distributions: Ubuntu, RHEL, and openSUSE. System administrators looking to efficiently solve technical problems and maximize reliability and performance in production environments can now turn to UNIX® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, Fourth Edition, which has been systematically updated to reflect today’s most important enterprise Linux and UNIX distributions and most valuable administrative tools.
Drawing on decades of experience, the authors share clear, well-founded advice on constructing robust, production-grade systems and networks that can be easily maintained, monitored, and controlled. You’ll find detailed, up-to-date best practices advice and important new coverage of virtualization, cloud computing, security management, web load balancing and scalability, LDAP/Active Directory integration, modern web scripting languages, Spacewalk, DTrace, eco-friendly IT management, and much more. It reflects the latest versions of all these distributions:
Sharing war stories and hard-won insights, the authors capture the behavior of UNIX and Linux systems in the real world, not just in ideal environments. They explain complex tasks in detail, with illustrations from actual production environments, and provide brand-new “Top 20 lists” of system administration rules, power-saving tips, and more.
Book News Annotation:
First covers the techniques needed to run a stand-alone UNIX system, then describes the protocols used on UNIX systems and the techniques to set up, extend, and maintain networks. The third edition covers Red Hat Linux.
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The twentieth anniversary edition of the world’s best-selling UNIX system administration book has been made even better by adding coverage of the leading Linux distributions: Ubuntu, openSUSE, and RHEL.
This book approaches system administration in a practical way and is an invaluable reference for both new administrators and experienced professionals. It details best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, email, web hosting, scripting, software configuration management, performance analysis, Windows interoperability, virtualization, DNS, security, management of IT service organizations, and much more. UNIX® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, Fourth Edition, reflects the current versions of these operating systems:
Now covers Red Hat Linux!
Written by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Scott Seebass, and Trent R. Hein with Adam Boggs, Rob Braun, Ned McClain, Dan Crawl, Lynda McGinley, and Todd Miller
"This is not a nice, neat book for a nice, clean world. It's a nasty book for a nasty world. This is a book for the rest of us."
"I am pleased to welcome Linux to the UNIX System Administration Handbook!"
"This book is most welcome!"
This new edition of the world's most comprehensive guide to UNIX system administration is an ideal tutorial for those new to administration and an invaluable reference for experienced professionals. The third edition has been expanded to include "direct from the frontlines" coverage of Red Hat Linux. UNIX System Administration Handbook describes every aspect of system administration–from basic topics to UNIX esoterica–and provides explicit coverage of four popular UNIX systems:
This book stresses a practical approach to system administration. It's packed with war stories and pragmatic advice, not just theory and watered-down restatements of the manuals. Difficult subjects such as sendmail, kernel building, and DNS configuration are tackled head-on. Examples are provided for all four versions of UNIX and are drawn from real-life systems–warts and all.
"This book is where I turn first when I have system administration questions. It is truly a wonderful resource and always within reach of my terminal."
"This is a comprehensive guide to the care and feeding of UNIX systems. The authors present the facts along with seasoned advice and numerous real-world examples. Their perspective on the variations among systems is valuable for anyone who runs a heterogeneous computing facility."
"We noticed your book on the staff recommendations shelf at our local bookstore: 'Very clear, a masterful interpretation of the subject.' We were most impressed, until we noticed that the same staff member had also recommended Aunt Bea's Mayberry Cookbook."
About the Author
Evi Nemeth has retired from the Computer Science faculty at the University of Colorado. She is currently exploring the Pacific on her 40-foot sailboat named Wonderland. Garth Snyder has worked at NeXT and Sun and holds a BS in Engineering from Swarthmore College and an MD and an MBA from the University of Rochester. Trent R. Hein is the co-founder of Applied Trust, a company that provides IT infrastructure consulting services. Trent holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. Ben Whaley is the Director of Enterprise Architecture at Applied Trust. Ben earned a BS in Computer Science from the University of Colorado. He is an expert in storage management, virtualization, and web infrastructure.'
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition
Section One: Basic Administration
Chapter 1: Where to Start
Chapter 2: Scripting and the Shell
Chapter 3: Booting and Shutting Down
Chapter 4: Access Control and Rootly Powers
Chapter 5: Controlling Processes
Chapter 6: The Filesystem
Chapter 7: Adding New Users
Chapter 8: Storage
Chapter 9: Periodic Processes
Chapter 10: Backups
Chapter 11: Syslog and Log Files
Chapter 12: Software Installation and Management
Section Two: Networking
Chapter 13: TCP/IP Networking
Chapter 14: Routing
Chapter 15: Network Hardware
Chapter 16: DNS: The Domain Name System
Chapter 17: The Network File System
Chapter 18: Sharing System Files
Chapter 19: Electronic Mail
Chapter 20: Network Management and Debugging
Chapter 21: Security
Chapter 22: Web Hosting
Section Three: Bunch O’ Stuff
Chapter 23: Virtualization
Chapter 24: The X Window System
Chapter 25: Printing
Chapter 26: Data Center Basics
Chapter 27: Green It
Chapter 28: Performance Analysis
Chapter 29: Cooperating with Windows
Chapter 30: Serial Devices and Terminals
Chapter 31: Drivers and the Kernel
Chapter 32: Management, Policy, and Politics
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