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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 lots of organisations. however it may be even trickier to exploit than both Unix or Linux, and tougher nonetheless to master.

Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition is all the consultant to FreeBSD, written by way of 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 of his love for FreeBSD and the help of the FreeBSD group. Absolute FreeBSD, 2d Edition covers deploy, networking, defense, community prone, method functionality, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and lots more and plenty extra, together with assurance of the way to:
* Use complicated security measures like packet filtering, digital machines, and host-based intrusion detection
* construct customized reside FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
* deal with community providers and filesystems
* Use DNS and organize electronic mail, IMAP, internet, and FTP companies for either servers and clients
* visual display unit your procedure with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
* Run diskless systems
* deal with schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your procedure on your and your workload
* construct customized community home equipment with embedded FreeBSD
* enforce redundant disks, even with out exact 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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Various community members are even happy to provide guidance as you develop your own skills so you can use those tools yourself. You’ll have lots of help fulfilling your responsibilities. As a grossly overgeneralized rule, people help those like themselves. If you want to use FreeBSD, you must make the jump from eating what the vendor gives you to learning how to cook. Every member of the FreeBSD user community learned how to use it, and they welcome interested new users with open arms. If you just want to know what to type without really understanding what’s going on behind the scenes, you’ll be better off reading the documentation: The general FreeBSD support community simply isn’t motivated to help those who won’t help themselves or who can’t follow instructions.

Some of the answers aren’t suitable for inclusion in the Handbook, while others just point to the proper Handbook chapter or article. Several other books cover a variety of topics, from kernel debugging to Project organization. Of the 50 or so articles available, some are kept only for historical reasons (such as the road map to releasing FreeBSD version 5), while others discuss the subtleties of specific parts of the system such as serial ports or CVSup. A few are old enough that they’re retained for only a handful of users who are still stuck with 20th-century systems.

In fact, so many enhancements and improvements went into BSD that the CSRG found that over the years, it had replaced almost all of the original Unix with code created by the CSRG and its contributors. You had to look hard to find any original AT&T code. Eventually, the CSRG’s funding ebbed, and it became clear that the BSD project would end. After some political wrangling within the University of California, in 1992 the BSD code was released to the general public under what became known as the BSD license.

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