Absolute FreeBSD: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD (2nd by Michael W. Lucas

By Michael W. Lucas

FreeBSD—the robust, versatile, and loose Unix-like working system—is the popular server for plenty of organizations. however it should be even trickier to exploit than both Unix or Linux, and more durable nonetheless to master.

Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition is the complete advisor to FreeBSD, written via FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this thoroughly revised and rewritten moment version of his landmark paintings to be his most sensible paintings ever; a real made from his love for FreeBSD and the help of the FreeBSD neighborhood. Absolute FreeBSD, 2d Edition covers set up, networking, safety, community companies, approach functionality, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and masses extra, together with assurance of the way to:
* Use complicated safety features like packet filtering, digital machines, and host-based intrusion detection
* construct customized stay FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
* deal with community providers and filesystems
* Use DNS and manage e-mail, IMAP, internet, and FTP companies for either servers and clients
* computer screen your procedure with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
* Run diskless systems
* deal with schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your approach in your and your workload
* construct customized community home equipment with embedded FreeBSD
* enforce redundant disks, even with out specified hardware
* combine FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your community administration system.

Whether you're simply getting began with FreeBSD or you've been utilizing it for years, you'll locate this ebook to be the definitive advisor to FreeBSD that you've been ready for.

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Solaris runs mainly on the SPARC hardware platform manufactured by Sun, which allows Sun to support interesting features such as hot-swappable memory and mainboards. OpenSolaris increasingly targets commodity hardware, however. 8 I n t rod uct io n WH Y UNIX-LIKE? One thing to note is that FreeBSD, Linux, and so on are called Unix-like instead of Unix. The term Unix is a trademark of The Open Group. For an operating system to receive the right to call itself Unix, the vendor must prove that the OS complies with the current version of the Single Unix Specification.

These include the integrated manual, the FreeBSD website, the mailing list archives, and other websites. Man Pages Man pages (short for manual pages) are the primordial way of presenting Unix documentation. While man pages have a reputation for being obtuse, difficult, or even incomprehensible, they’re actually quite friendly—for particular users. When man pages were first created, the average system administrator was a C programmer and, as a result, the pages were written by programmers, for programmers.

The FreeBSD mailing lists are the best-known support resources. Many mailing list participants are very knowledgeable and can answer your questions very quickly. But remember, when you mail a question to a FreeBSD mailing list, you are asking tens of thousands of people all over the world to take a moment to read your email. You’re also asking that one or more of them take the time to help you instead of watching a favorite movie, enjoying dinner with their families, or catching up on sleep. Problems arise when these experts answer the same question 10, 50, or even hundreds of times.

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