By Michael W. Lucas

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

Absolute FreeBSD, 2d Edition is your entire advisor 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 fabricated from his love for FreeBSD and the help of the FreeBSD group. Absolute FreeBSD, 2d Edition covers deploy, networking, safeguard, community prone, process functionality, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and masses extra, together with insurance of the way to:
* Use complex security measures like packet filtering, digital machines, and host-based intrusion detection
* construct customized dwell FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
* deal with community prone and filesystems
* Use DNS and organize e-mail, IMAP, net, and FTP companies for either servers and clients
* visual display unit your method with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
* Run diskless systems
* deal with schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your method in your and your workload
* construct customized community home equipment with embedded FreeBSD
* enforce redundant disks, even with out particular hardware
* combine FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your community administration system.

Whether you're simply getting all started 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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That was five years ago, and in the meantime each BSD has marched down a different path. While they still have a lot in common, the differences are broad enough that I no longer feel comfortable saying that much of this book is largely applicable to all three BSDs. As such, this is Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition, instead of just Absolute BSD, 2nd Edition. You’ll find other changes from the first edition, of course. The differences between FreeBSD 4 and FreeBSD 7 vary from the dramatic to the subtle, and either can trip you up if you’re not careful.

Eventually, you’ll feel positively crippled if you can’t just run a command’s output through | sort -rnk 6 | less. 4 4 This ugly thing takes the output of the last command, sorts it in reverse order by the contents of the sixth column, and presents it one screen at a time. If you have hundreds of lines of output, and you want to know which entries have the highest values in the sixth column, this is how you do it. Or, if you have lots of time, you can dump the output to a spreadsheet and fiddle with equally obscure commands for a much longer time.

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