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Absolute Openbsd: Unix for the Practical Paranoid

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The definitive guide to OpenBSD

Foreword by Henning Brauer, OpenBSD PF Developer

OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD maintains author Michael Lucas's trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years. You'll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout. This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5.3, including new coverage of OpenBSD's boot system, security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques.

You'll learn how to:

  • Manage network traffic with VLANs, trunks, IPv6, and the PF packet filter
  • Make software management quick and effective using the ports and packages system
  • Give users only the access they need with groups, sudo, and chroots
  • Configure OpenBSD's secure implementations of SNMP, DHCP, NTP, hardware sensors, and more
  • Customize the installation and upgrade processes for your network and hardware, or build a custom OpenBSD release

Whether you're a new user looking for a complete introduction to OpenBSD or an experienced sysadmin looking for a refresher, Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition will give you everything you need to master the intricacies of the world's most secure operating system.

"The definitive book on OpenBSD gets a long-overdue refresh."

-Theo de Raadt, OpenBSD Founder

Synopsis:

OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and even harder to master.

From Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute FreeBSD, Network Flow Analysis, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, comes the long-awaited revision of the classic guide to OpenBSD. This straightforward and practical guide is for the experienced UNIX user who wants to add OpenBSD to his or her repertoire. Lucas takes you through the intricacies of the platform, offering thorough explanations, technical background, best practices, and copious humor throughout. Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is completely updated to cover OpenBSD 5.3 and includes new coverage of OpenBSD's boot system, security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques.

Whether you're a new user looking for a complete introduction to OpenBSD, or an experienced sysadmin looking for a refresher, Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition will give you everything you need to master the world's most secure operating system.

About the Author

Michael W. Lucas is a network/security engineer who keeps getting stuck with network problems nobody else wants to touch. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Absolute FreeBSD, Absolute OpenBSD, Network Flow Analysis, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, all from No Starch Press.

Table of Contents

Advance Praise for Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd EditionAbout the AuthorAbout the Technical ReviewerForewordAcknowledgmentsIntroductionChapter 1: Getting Additional HelpChapter 2: Installation PreparationsChapter 3: Installation Walk-ThroughChapter 4: Post-Install SetupChapter 5: The Boot ProcessChapter 6: User ManagementChapter 7: Root, and How to Avoid ItChapter 8: Disks and FilesystemsChapter 9: More FilesystemsChapter 10: Securing Your SystemChapter 11: Overview of TCP/IPChapter 12: Connecting to the NetworkChapter 13: Software ManagementChapter 14: Everything /etcChapter 15: System MaintenanceChapter 16: Network ServersChapter 17: Desktop OpenBSDChapter 18: Kernel ConfigurationChapter 19: Building Custom KernelsChapter 20: UpgradingChapter 21: Packet FilteringChapter 22: Advanced PFChapter 23: Customizing OpenBSDAfterword

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593274764
Subtitle:
Unix for the Practical Paranoid
Author:
Lucas, Michael W.
Publisher:
No Starch Press
Subject:
Operating Systems - UNIX
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20130503
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7 in

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OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and even harder to master.

From Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute FreeBSD, Network Flow Analysis, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, comes the long-awaited revision of the classic guide to OpenBSD. This straightforward and practical guide is for the experienced UNIX user who wants to add OpenBSD to his or her repertoire. Lucas takes you through the intricacies of the platform, offering thorough explanations, technical background, best practices, and copious humor throughout. Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is completely updated to cover OpenBSD 5.3 and includes new coverage of OpenBSD's boot system, security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques.

Whether you're a new user looking for a complete introduction to OpenBSD, or an experienced sysadmin looking for a refresher, Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition will give you everything you need to master the world's most secure operating system.

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