Unix system administration handbook

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2001 - Computers - 853 pages
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." Eric Allman and Marshall Kirk McKusick"I am pleased to welcome Linux to the UNIX System Administration Handbook!" Linus Torvalds, Transmeta"This book is most welcome!" Dennis Ritchie, AT&T Bell Laboratories 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 Handbookdescribes every aspect of system administrationfrom basic topics to UNIX esotericaand 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 systemswarts 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." 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

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User Review  - jeremiahstover - LibraryThing

excellent as expected - it does feel like we should be getting a 5th edition soon though... good title for teaching systems administration - not exhaustive but covers most of the bases Read full review

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Very Very essential, right up there with the nutshell and power tools Read full review


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Booting and Shutting Down
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Nemeth is a member of the Computer Science faculty at the niversity of Colorado. She teaches tutorials at several conferences. She also designed thenetworks for the new Computer Science buildings at Princeton University and Dartmouth College.

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