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By Michael W. Lucas

FreeBSD—the robust, versatile, and unfastened Unix-like working system—is the popular server for plenty of companies. however it could be even trickier to exploit than both Unix or Linux, and tougher nonetheless to master.

Absolute FreeBSD, 2d Edition is the complete advisor to FreeBSD, written by means 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 manufactured from his love for FreeBSD and the aid of the FreeBSD group. Absolute FreeBSD, second Edition covers install, networking, protection, community providers, procedure functionality, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and masses extra, together with assurance of the way to:
* Use complicated security measures like packet filtering, digital machines, and host-based intrusion detection
* construct customized dwell FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
* deal with community providers and filesystems
* Use DNS and arrange electronic mail, IMAP, internet, and FTP providers for either servers and clients
* display screen your process with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
* Run diskless systems
* deal with schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your procedure to your and your workload
* construct customized community home equipment with embedded FreeBSD
* enforce redundant disks, even with out detailed 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 booklet to be the definitive consultant to FreeBSD that you've been ready for.

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You want to run off 10,000 BSD CDs and distribute them to your friends? Enjoy. Instead of copyright, the BSD license is sometimes referred to as copycenter, as in Take this down to the copy center and run off a few for yourself. Not surprisingly, companies such as Sun Microsystems jumped right on it: It was free, it worked, and plenty of new graduates had experience with the technology. One company, BSDi, was formed specifically to take advantage of BSD Unix. I n tr od uct io n 3 The AT&T/CSRG/BSDi Iron Cage Match At AT&T, UNIX work continued apace even as the CSRG went on its merry way.

By the time you finish this book, you should be able to use FreeBSD to provide network services. You should also understand how to manage, patch, and maintain your FreeBSD systems and have a basic understanding of networking, system security, and software management. We’ll discuss FreeBSD version 7, which is the version recommended for production use at the time this book is being released; however, most of this book applies to earlier and later versions as well. What Is FreeBSD? FreeBSD is a freely available Unix-like operating system, used widely by Internet service providers, in appliances and embedded systems, and anywhere that reliability on commodity hardware is paramount.

Enjoy. Instead of copyright, the BSD license is sometimes referred to as copycenter, as in Take this down to the copy center and run off a few for yourself. Not surprisingly, companies such as Sun Microsystems jumped right on it: It was free, it worked, and plenty of new graduates had experience with the technology. One company, BSDi, was formed specifically to take advantage of BSD Unix. I n tr od uct io n 3 The AT&T/CSRG/BSDi Iron Cage Match At AT&T, UNIX work continued apace even as the CSRG went on its merry way.

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