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Essential System Administration takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of Unix system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced administrator, you'll quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to your everyday problems.

The book approaches Unix system administration from the perspective of your job — the routine tasks and troubleshooting that make up your day. Whether you're dealing with frustrated users, convincing an uncomprehending management that you need new hardware, rebuilding the kernel, or simply adding new users, you'll find help in this book. You'll also learn about back up and restore and how to set up printers, secure your system, and perform many other system administration tasks. But the book is not for full-time system administrators alone. Linux users and others who administer their own systems will benefit from its practical, hands-on approach.

This second edition has been updated for all major Unix platforms, including SunOS 4.1, Solaris 2.4, AIX 4.1, Linux 1.1, Digital Unix, OSF/1, SCO Unix Version 3, HP/UX Versions 9 and 10, and IRIX Version 6. The entire book has been thoroughly reviewed and tested on all of the platforms covered. In addition, networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration topics have been expanded substantially.

Topics covered include:

  • Starting up and shutting down your system
  • Adding new users
  • Managing processes
  • System security
  • Organizing and planning file systems
  • Planning and performing backups
  • Setting up pointers
  • TCP/IP networking
  • Setting up email
  • Adding terminals and disk drives
  • Setting up and using the accounting system

Synopsis:

"Essential System Administration" introduces readers to the care and feeding of UNIX systems in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. It provides a compact, manageable treatment of the tasks and issues that everyone responsible for a UNIX system faces.

Synopsis:

Rewritten from the ground up, this new edition covers all facets of UNIX system administration: the general concepts, underlying structure, and guiding assumptions that define the UNIX environment, as well as the commands, procedures, strategies, and policies essential to success as a system administrator. The book talks about all the usual administrative tools that UNIX provides - and also shows how to use those tools in smarter and more efficient ways. Author Aeleen Frisch expands coverage of networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration - topics of increasing importance to administrators. She tackles head-on the problems administrators must solve in multi-vendor computing environments. The latest versions of all major UNIX platforms, including SunOS 4.1.4, Solaris 2.4, AIX 4, Digital UNIX 3, SCO UNIX 3, HP-UX 9 and 10, IRIX 6, and Linux 1.3, have been thoroughly reviewed and tested. You will find this book indispensable whatever your UNIX environment: whether you are responsible for a large, shared computer system or a network of workstations, or if you use a standalone UNIX system and have found that the fine line between a user and an administrator has vanished. And even if you aren't directly or solely responsible for system administration, you'll find that understanding important administrative functions will greatly increase your ability to use UNIX effectively.

Synopsis:

"Essential System Administration takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of Unix system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced administrator, you'll quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to your everyday problems. The book approaches Unix system administration from the perspectiveof your job — the routine tasks and troubleshooting that make up your day. Whether you're dealing with frustrated users, convincing an uncomprehending management that you need new hardware, rebuilding the kernel, or simply adding new users, you'll find help in this book. You'll also learn about back up and restore and how to set up printers, secure your system, and perform many other system administration tasks. But the book is not for full-time system administrators alone. Linux users and others who administer their own systems will benefit from its practical, hands-on approach.This second edition covers all major Unixplatforms, including SunOS 4.1, Solaris 2.4, AIX 4.1, Linux 1.1, Digital Unix, OSF/1, SCO Unix Version 3, HP/UX Versions 9 and 10, and IRIX Version 6. Thoroughly reviewed and tested on all ofthe platforms covered, it offers extensive sections on networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 707-712) and index.

Table of Contents

 Table of Contents Preface  Chapter 1. Introduction to System Administration  The System Administrator's Job Becoming Superuser Communicating with Users Menu Interfaces for System Administration Chapter 2. The UNIX Way  Files Processes Devices The UNIX Filesystem Layout Chapter 3. Essential Administrative Tools  Getting Help Piping into grep and awk Finding Files Repeating Commands Creating Several Directory Levels at Once Duplicating an Entire Directory Tree Comparing Directories Deleting Pesky Files Starting at the End Chapter 4. Startup and Shutdown  The UNIX Boot Process The UNIX Initialization Process and Startup Scripts Shutting Down a UNIX System When the System Crashes When the System Won't Boot Chapter 5. User Accounts  Adding New Users UNIX Groups Standard UNIX Users and Groups Chapter 6. Security  Prelude: What's Wrong with This Picture? Thinking About Security User Authentication Revisited Protecting Files and the Filesystem Detecting Problems Chapter 7. Managing System Resources  Thinking About System Performance Monitoring CPU Activity Managing CPU Usage and Controlling Processes Managing Memory Disk I/O Performance Issues The Freely-Available monitor Utility Managing Disk Space Usage Controlling Disk Usage with Disk Quotas Chapter 8. Automating Tasks with Scripts and Such  Creating Effective Shell Scripts Perl: An Alternate Administrative Language Expect: Automating Interactive Programs When Only C Will Do Periodic Program Execution: The cron Facility Adding Local man Pages Chapter 9. Filesystems and Disks  Mounting and Dismounting Filesystems Using fsck to Validate a Filesystem From Disks to Filesystems Adding Disks Striped Disks Floppy Disks CD-ROM Devices Media-Handling Daemons (IRIX and Solaris) Logical Volume Managers Chapter 10. Backup and Restore  Planning for Disasters and Everyday Needs Backup Media Backing Up Files and Filesystems Restoring Files from Backups Making Table of Contents Files Backing Up and Restoring the System Filesystems Other Backup Facilities Related Tape Utilities Tape Special Files Chapter 11. Terminals and Modems  Terminal-Related Special Files Specifying Terminal Characteristics Adding a New Device Terminal Handling Under Solaris Troubleshooting Terminal Problems Configuring a Dialin/Dialout Modem Controlling Access to Serial Lines Chapter 12. Printers and the Spooling Subsystem  The BSD Spooling Facility System V Printing The AIX Queueing Facility Troubleshooting Printers Remote Printing Chapter 13. TCP/IP Network Management  Understanding TCP/IP Networking Adding a New Host NFS and NIS Monitoring the Network Network Security Chapter 14. Electronic Mail  About Electronic Mail Configuring the Mail System System-Wide Mail Configuration Files Setting Up Mail Aliases and Distribution Lists Chapter 15. Configuring and Building Kernels  SCO UNIX Linux Digital UNIX and SunOS IRIX HP-UX 9 HP-UX 10 Booting an Alternate HP-UX Kernel Solaris AIX System Parameters Chapter 16. Accounting  Standard Accounting Files BSD Accounting System V Accounting Afterword: Don't Forget to Have Fun  Appendix A. Bourne Shell Programming  Basic Syntax The if Statement Other Control Structures Getting Input: The read Command Other Useful Commands Shell Functions Appendix B. Selecting and Installing Linux Systems  Buying Hardware to Run Linux Linux Distributions Installation Overview Bibliography  Books Shell Tools, Programming, and UNIX Internals Security Networking Performance and System Tuning Terminal Lines, Data Communications, and X Linux General and Miscellaneous Topics Periodicals Freely-Available Software Index  

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O'Reilly Media
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Operating Systems - UNIX
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Operating Systems - General
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Operating Systems - IBM Compatible
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Operating systems (computers)
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Computers
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Unix (computer operating system)
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Operating systems
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UNIX (Computer file)
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Unix (Operating system).
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2nd ed.
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Trade paper
Series:
A nutshell handbook
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
19950908
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
788
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9.19 x 7 x 1.52 in 2.45 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
"Essential System Administration" introduces readers to the care and feeding of UNIX systems in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. It provides a compact, manageable treatment of the tasks and issues that everyone responsible for a UNIX system faces.
"Synopsis" by ,
Rewritten from the ground up, this new edition covers all facets of UNIX system administration: the general concepts, underlying structure, and guiding assumptions that define the UNIX environment, as well as the commands, procedures, strategies, and policies essential to success as a system administrator. The book talks about all the usual administrative tools that UNIX provides - and also shows how to use those tools in smarter and more efficient ways. Author Aeleen Frisch expands coverage of networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration - topics of increasing importance to administrators. She tackles head-on the problems administrators must solve in multi-vendor computing environments. The latest versions of all major UNIX platforms, including SunOS 4.1.4, Solaris 2.4, AIX 4, Digital UNIX 3, SCO UNIX 3, HP-UX 9 and 10, IRIX 6, and Linux 1.3, have been thoroughly reviewed and tested. You will find this book indispensable whatever your UNIX environment: whether you are responsible for a large, shared computer system or a network of workstations, or if you use a standalone UNIX system and have found that the fine line between a user and an administrator has vanished. And even if you aren't directly or solely responsible for system administration, you'll find that understanding important administrative functions will greatly increase your ability to use UNIX effectively.
"Synopsis" by , "Essential System Administration takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of Unix system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced administrator, you'll quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to your everyday problems. The book approaches Unix system administration from the perspectiveof your job — the routine tasks and troubleshooting that make up your day. Whether you're dealing with frustrated users, convincing an uncomprehending management that you need new hardware, rebuilding the kernel, or simply adding new users, you'll find help in this book. You'll also learn about back up and restore and how to set up printers, secure your system, and perform many other system administration tasks. But the book is not for full-time system administrators alone. Linux users and others who administer their own systems will benefit from its practical, hands-on approach.This second edition covers all major Unixplatforms, including SunOS 4.1, Solaris 2.4, AIX 4.1, Linux 1.1, Digital Unix, OSF/1, SCO Unix Version 3, HP/UX Versions 9 and 10, and IRIX Version 6. Thoroughly reviewed and tested on all ofthe platforms covered, it offers extensive sections on networking, electronic mail, security, and kernel configuration.
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