The Complete FreeBSD: Documentation from the Source (4th by Greg Lehey, Marshall Kirk McKusick

By Greg Lehey, Marshall Kirk McKusick

Author note: Marshall Kirk McKusick (Foreword through)

FreeBSD is via some distance the preferred model of BSD®, the mythical working procedure that has contributed greatly to each model of Unix® in use at the present time (including Mac OS® X). initially a group attempt by way of the collage of California at Berkeley, FreeBSD was once aimed toward making Unix a bit friendlier and more uncomplicated to exploit. by the point different loose working platforms got here alongside, BSD used to be firmly proven and intensely trustworthy. And it is still today.

For seven years, the FreeBSD neighborhood has depended on Greg Lehey's vintage, The entire FreeBSD, to lead them via its configuration and management. The 4th edition, protecting model five of FreeBSD, is now on hand via O'Reilly group Press.

The whole FreeBSD is an eminently sensible guidebook that explains not just how you can get a working laptop or computer up and operating with the FreeBSD working procedure, but in addition the best way to flip it right into a hugely sensible and safe server which may host huge numbers of clients and disks, aid distant entry, and supply net carrier, mail provider, and different key components of the web infrastructure. The ebook offers in-depth details on set up and updates, back-ups, printers, RAID, a variety of web providers, firewalls, the graphical X Window method, and lots more and plenty extra. writer Greg Lehey is a member of the FreeBSD middle group and has been constructing, documenting, and advocating for FreeBSD for almost ten years. no matter if you're an skilled Unix person or simply drawn to studying extra approximately this loose working procedure and the way you could placed it to give you the results you want, this homemade BSD documentation will give you the info you need.

The whole FreeBSD is the second one unencumber within the O'Reilly group Press sequence. not like vintage O'Reilly animal books, that are created to fill a data void, the group Press titles supply handy revealed copies of documentation that's already to be had on-line. O'Reilly's function within the sequence is restricted to supplying production and distribution prone instead of editorial improvement, in order that every one neighborhood Press name displays the editorial voice and association of the neighborhood that has created it.

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By this time, a little further down the US West Coast, the Computer Systems Research Group (CSRG) of the University of California at Berkeley had just modified AT&T’s UNIX operating system to run on the new DEC VAX 11/780 machine, which sported virtual memory, and had turned their attention to implementing some new protocols for the ARPANET: the so-called Internet Protocols. The version of UNIX that they had developed was now sufficiently different from AT&T’s system that it had been dubbed Berkeley UNIX.

Html contains the FreeBSD FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). It’s just what it says it is: a list of questions that people frequently ask about FreeBSD, with answers of course. html is the FreeBSD online handbook. It contains a lot of information specifically about FreeBSD, including a deeper discussion of many topics in this book. html is a handbook for contributors to the FreeBSD Ports Collection, which we’ll discuss in Chapter 9, The Ports Collection. html contains a somewhat dated document about setting up PPP.

2. Redistributions in compiled form (transformed to other DTDs, converted to PDF, PostScript, RTF and other formats) must reproduce the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the distribution. Acknowledgments xxxi This documentation is provided by the FreeBSD Documentation Project ‘‘as is’’ and any express or implied warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose are disclaimed.

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