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."
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."
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In the five years since the last version of the Unix System Administration Handbook Linux has changed the Unix world. The previous version discussed six commercial unices. This one has two commercial unicies--Solaris and HP-UX--along with two free ones--Linux and FreeBSD. It looks like a trend.
This information dense book is a surprising mixture of arcane fact and weird humour--with emphasis on the former. The dense facts are leavened by extensive references to the authors' personal experiences with Unix. This hands on knowledge leavens a fairly dry text with interesting anecdote and occasionally breaks into proselytising. For example, when discussing the automount utility in RedHat Linux the authors can barely bring themselves to mention it before telling us how much better amd is--for four pages.
It's interesting that though X-Windows gets a few mentions the desktop environments--such as Gnome and KDE--that run on it get none at all. Clearly real men still don't use graphical interfaces.
This is a working book. It's aimed at those who have to make the system work and keep it working. There's a great deal of emphasis on troubleshooting, and the utilities capable of providing the system information you need to do it. No configuration file goes unmentioned. The authors also emphasise the commercial realities a sysadmin must acknowledge.
Over the last five years there has been an explosion of books on Unix, and especially Linux. Many of these are referenced in the text. But if you need a practical guide to system administration on Unix systems the Unix System Administration Handbook is hard to beat. --Steve PatientFrom the Publisher:
Summary and contents
This classic, best-selling guide to Unix system administration combines theory with practical application to explore Solaris, HP-UX, Free BSD, and significant coverage of Linux. Professional insight from those in the field helps make this in-depth treatment an indispensable tutorial.
NEW-Updated information throughout.
Provides students with a depth and breadth of material not found in other texts.
NEW—Expanded coverage of Linux.
Learn to administer Redhat Linux, the most widely used version of this open source operating system.
NEW—Revised material on TCP/IP and DNS configuration.
Provides a "crash course" on routing. Detailed coverage of server maintenance. Demonstrates how to configure the kernel on HP-UX, Solaris, Redhat Linux and Berkeley Unix as well as how to configure and manage send-email.
Where to Start. Booting and Shutting Down. Rootly Powers. Controlling Processes. The Filesystem. Adding New Users. Serial Devices. Adding a Disk. Periodic Processes. Backups. Syslog and Log Files. Devices and the Kernel. TCP/IP and the Internet. Routing. Network Hardware. The Domain Name System. The Network File System. Sharing System Files. Electronic Mail. Network Management. Security. Servers and Internet Hosting. Printing. Hardware Maintenance. Performing Analysis. Cooperating with Windows. Daemons. Policy and Politics.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Where to Start. Suggested Background. The Sordid History of UNIX. Example UNIX Systems. Notation and Typographical Conventions. System-Specific Information. How to Use Your Manuals. Organization of the Man Pages. Man: Read Manual Pages. Essential Tasks of the System Administrator. Adding and Removing Users. Adding and Removing Hardware. Performing Backups. Installing New Software. Monitoring the System. Troubleshooting. Maintaining Local Documentation. Auditing Security. Helping Users. How to Find Files on the Internet. System Administration Under Duress. System Administration Personality Syndrome. Recommended Reading. 2. Booting and Shutting Down. Bootstrapping. Automatic and Manual Booting. Steps in the Boot Process. Kernel Initialization. Hardware Configuration. System Processes. Operator Intervention (Manual Boot Only). Execution of Startup Scripts. Multiuser Operation. Booting Pcs. How a PC Is Different from Proprietary Hardware. The PC Boot Process. LILO: The Linux Boot Loader. Configuring LILO. The Freebsd Boot Loader. Multibooting on Pcs. Multibooting Gotchas. LILO Multiboot Configuration. Freebsd Multiboot Configuration. Booting in Single-User Mode. Solaris Single-User Mode. HP-UX Single-User Mode. Linux Single-User Mode. Freebsd Single-User Mode. Startup Scripts. Systemv-Style Startup Scripts. Solaris Startup Scripts. HP-UX Startup Scripts. Red Hat Startup Scripts. Freebsd Startup Scripts. Rebooting and Shutting down. Turning Off the Power. Shutdown: The Genteel Way to Halt the System. Halt: A Simpler Way to Shut Down. Reboot: Quick and Dirty Restart. Sending Init a TERM Signal. Telinit: Change Init's Run Level. Killing Init. 3. Rootly Powers. Ownership of Files and Processes. The Superuser. Choosing a Root Password. Becoming Root. Su: Substitute User Identity. Sudo: A Limited Su. Other Pseudo-Users. Daemon: Owner of Unprivileged System Software. Bin: Owner of System Commands. Sys: Owner of the Kernel and Memory Images. Nobody: The Generic NFS User. 4. Controlling Processes. Components of a Process. PID: Process ID Number. PPID: Parent PID. UID and EUID: Real and Effective User ID. GID and EGID: Real and Effective Group ID. Niceness. Control Terminal. The Life Cycle of a Process. Signals. Kill: Send Signals. Process States. Nice and Renice: Influence Scheduling Priority. Ps: Monitor Processes. Top: Monitor Processes Even Better. Runaway Processes. 5. The Filesystem. Pathnames. Mounting and Unmounting Filesystems. The Organization of the File Tree. File Types. Regular Files. Directories. Character and Block Device Files. UNIX Domain Sockets. Named Pipes. Symbolic Links. File Attributes. The Setuid and Setgid Bits. The Sticky Bit. The Permission Bits. Viewing File Attributes. Freebsd Bonus Flags. Chmod: Change Permissions. Chown and Chgrp: Change Ownerships. Umask: Assign Default Permissions. 6. Adding New Users. The /Etc/Passwd File. Login Name. Encrypted Password. UID Number. Default GID Number. GECOS Field. Home Directory. Login Shell. The Freebsd /Etc/Master.Passwd File. The Freebsd /Etc/Login.Conf File. The Solaris and Red Hat /Etc/Shadow File. The /Etc/Group File. Adding Users. Editing the Passwd and Shadow Files. Setting an Initial Password. Creating the User's Home Directory. Copying in the Default Startup Files. Setting the User's Mail Home. Editing the /Etc/Group File. Setting Disk Quotas. Verifying the New Login. Removing Users. Disabling Logins. Vendor-Supplied Account Management Utilities. 7. Serial Devices. Serial Standards. Alternative Connectors. The Mini DIN-8 Variant. The D. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130206016
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