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Linux System Administration Handbook
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2 60076 06-30-2005
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50% of reviewers $50.00 7.0
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Description: Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein
(With Adam Boggs, Matt Crosby, Ned McClain)

(From the back cover...)
"As this book shows, Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their proprietary counterparts. Thanks to the ongoing efforts of its thousands of developers, Linux is more ready than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world. The authors of this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most capable hands" -- Linus Torvalds

Softcover, layflat binding, 890pages.
Keywords: admin setup maintain manage policy network security daemons
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
ISBN: 0-13-008466-2


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Old 04-16-2004, 03:46 PM   #1
iainr
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04
Posts: 631

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Would you recommend the product? no | Price you paid?: $50.00 | Rating: 6

Pros: Covers a lot of ground
Cons: Lacking in detail where it counts



Linus might have liked this book, but he probably knew how to manage a Linux server before he read it ;-)

Although the book look like it covers everything, I found it curiously lacking when it came to giving me clear and detailed information on how to do many things.

I actually bought this a couple of years ago, as a fresh-faced newbie. I remember that I wanted to understand device management in Linux, but the section "Adding a disk" didn't make too much sense, despite several readings. (It makes more sense now, but I now understand it anyway so don't need the information).

It might just be me, and I don't think this book is terrible by any means, but I think there are others which cover the same ground better and more clearly.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 01:10 PM   #2
mink_boa
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Distribution: Red Hat Enterprise
Posts: 1

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: good for folk with non-Linux admin experience
Cons: some lack of detail, especially on RH GUI


I found good overview material on the system admin
architecture and the many parameter files which
are used to configure a system. My background is
in the non-Unix Digital proprietary operating systems.
This book helped me understand the basics of
Linux configuration and where to find what I needed
to know. I have supplemented it with man pages
and the web materials on sudo, for example. I
also find that this book is much borrowed by my
co-workers. I would recommend the book if you
already understand the principles of system
administration and you now need to administer
a Linux system. (If you are looking for detailed
how-tos for a specific distribution, emphasizing
the GUI interfaces to configuration, then this
one is probably not for you.) There are comparisions
included between Red Hat and SuSe, but these
examples tend to be command line based.
 




  



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