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Absolute Freebsd: The Complete Guide to Freebsdby Michael W. Lucas
Synopses & Reviews
FreeBSD—the powerful, flexible, and free Unix-like operating system—is the preferred server for many enterprises. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and harder still to master.
Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to FreeBSD, written by FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this completely revised and rewritten second edition of his landmark work to be his best work ever; a true product of his love for FreeBSD and the support of the FreeBSD community. Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition covers installation, networking, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and much more, including coverage of how to:
Whether you're just getting started with FreeBSD or you've been using it for years, you'll find this book to be the definitive guide to FreeBSD that you've been waiting for.
This revised second edition is a practical and comprehensive book that takes readers through the intricacies of the FreeBSD platform and teaches them how to build, configure, and manage the FreeBSD server.
About the Author
Michael W. Lucas is a network/security engineer with extensive experience working with high-availability systems. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Absolute BSD, Absolute OpenBSD, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, all from No Starch Press.
Table of Contents
FOREWORDACKNOWLEDGMENTSINTRODUCTIONChapter 1: GETTING MORE HELPChapter 2: INSTALLING FREEBSDChapter 3: START ME UP! THE BOOT PROCESSChapter 4: READ THIS BEFORE YOU BREAK SOMETHING ELSE!(BACKUP AND RECOVERY)Chapter 5: KERNEL GAMESChapter 6: THE NETWORKChapter 7: SECURING YOUR SYSTEMChapter 8: DISKS AND FILESYSTEMSChapter 9: Advanced Security FeaturesChapter 10: EXPLORING /ETCChapter 11: MAKING YOUR SYSTEM USEFULChapter 12: ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENTChapter 13: UPGRADING FREEBSDChapter 14: THE INTERNET ROAD MAP: DNSChapter 15: Small System ServicesChapter 16: SPAM, WORMS, AND VIRUSES (PLUS EMAIL, IF YOU INSIST)Chapter 17: WEB AND FTP SERVICESChapter 18: DISK TRICKS WITH GEOMChapter 19: SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND MONITORINGChapter 20: THE FRINGE OF FREEBSDChapter 21: SYSTEM (AND SYSADMIN)PANICS AND CRASHESAFTERWORDSOME INTERESTING SYSCTL MIBSCOLOPHON
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