Absolute Freebsd: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD by Michael W. LucasAbsolute Freebsd: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD by Michael W. Lucas

Absolute Freebsd: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD

byMichael W. Lucas

Paperback | November 18, 2007

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FreeBSD—the powerful, flexible, and free Unix-like operating system—is the preferred server for many enterprises. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and harder still to master.



Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Editionis your complete guide to FreeBSD, written by FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this completely revised and rewritten second edition of his landmark work to be his best work ever; a true product of his love for FreeBSD and the support of the FreeBSD community.Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Editioncovers installation, networking, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and much more, including coverage of how to:

  • Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtual machines, and host-based intrusion detection
  • Build custom live FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
  • Manage network services and filesystems
  • Use DNS and set up email, IMAP, web, and FTP services for both servers and clients
  • Monitor your system with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
  • Run diskless systems
  • Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your system for your hardware and your workload
  • Build custom network appliances with embedded FreeBSD
  • Implement redundant disks, even without special hardware
  • Integrate FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your network management system.

Whether you're just getting started with FreeBSD or you've been using it for years, you'll find this book to be the definitive guide to FreeBSD that you've been waiting for.

Michael W. Lucas is a network/security engineer who keeps getting stuck with network problems nobody else wants to touch. He is the author of the critically acclaimedAbsolute FreeBSD,Absolute OpenBSD,Cisco Routers for the Desperate, andPGP & GPG, all from No Starch Press.
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Title:Absolute Freebsd: The Complete Guide to FreeBSDFormat:PaperbackDimensions:736 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.44 inPublished:November 18, 2007Publisher:No Starch PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1593271514

ISBN - 13:9781593271510

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Table of Contents

  • FOREWORD
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Chapter 1: GETTING MORE HELP
  • Chapter 2: INSTALLING FREEBSD
  • Chapter 3: START ME UP! THE BOOT PROCESS
  • Chapter 4: READ THIS BEFORE YOU BREAK SOMETHING ELSE!(BACKUP AND RECOVERY)
  • Chapter 5: KERNEL GAMES
  • Chapter 6: THE NETWORK
  • Chapter 7: SECURING YOUR SYSTEM
  • Chapter 8: DISKS AND FILESYSTEMS
  • Chapter 9: Advanced Security Features
  • Chapter 10: EXPLORING /ETC
  • Chapter 11: MAKING YOUR SYSTEM USEFUL
  • Chapter 12: ADVANCED SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT
  • Chapter 13: UPGRADING FREEBSD
  • Chapter 14: THE INTERNET ROAD MAP: DNS
  • Chapter 15: Small System Services
  • Chapter 16: SPAM, WORMS, AND VIRUSES (PLUS EMAIL, IF YOU INSIST)
  • Chapter 17: WEB AND FTP SERVICES
  • Chapter 18: DISK TRICKS WITH GEOM
  • Chapter 19: SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND MONITORING
  • Chapter 20: THE FRINGE OF FREEBSD
  • Chapter 21: SYSTEM (AND SYSADMIN)PANICS AND CRASHES
  • AFTERWORD
  • SOME INTERESTING SYSCTL MIBS
  • COLOPHON