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 may be even trickier to take advantage of than both Unix or Linux, and tougher nonetheless to master.

Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition is the whole consultant to FreeBSD, written by way of FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this thoroughly revised and rewritten moment variation of his landmark paintings to be his most sensible paintings ever; a real made from his love for FreeBSD and the aid of the FreeBSD group. Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition covers install, networking, safeguard, community prone, process functionality, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and masses extra, together with assurance of ways 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 prone and filesystems
* Use DNS and arrange e-mail, IMAP, internet, and FTP prone for either servers and clients
* visual display unit your process 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 no distinctive 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 e-book to be the definitive advisor to FreeBSD that you've been ready for.

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Its default filesystem is highly damage resistant and reads and writes files extremely quickly. The BSD filesystem is advanced enough that many commercial Unix vendors have used it as a basis for their own filesystems. Who Should Use FreeBSD? While FreeBSD can be used as a powerful desktop or development machine, its history shows a strong bias towards web, mail, file, and support services. FreeBSD is most famous for its strengths as an Internet server, and it is an excellent choice as an underlying platform for any network service.

Wilko Bulte not only did a review of this book, he volunteered to do so after reviewing the entire first edition of this book back in 2001. He certainly deserves some sort of “iron man” award! John Baldwin did an excellent final technical review, catching an astonishing variety of errors ranging from subtle to blatant. Any errors in this book were introduced by myself despite these people’s best efforts. I’d like to thank David Boyd, David O’Brien, and Wilko Bulte for donating a variety of hardware that made it possible for me to write this book.

Unix does things a little differently. Unix programs have three channels of communication: standard input, standard output, and standard error. Once you understand how each of these channels works, you’re a good way along to understanding the whole system. Standard input is the source of information. When you’re at the console typing a command, the standard input is the data coming from the keyboard. If a program is listening to the network, the standard input is the network. Many programs can rearrange standard input to accept data from the network, a file, another program, the keyboard, or any other source.

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