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The book Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users from Kirkland,
Carmichael and the Tinker brothers tackles many issues a typcial system admin / level one
or two support staff will face at the daily work.
As such it does provide many solutions and method overviews on how to troubleshoot well
reoccuring problems. It differs from other troubleshooting books in that it delivers solutions which
help you maintain sound, smooth running system configurations within your company network
and allows you to see the bigger picture rather than just offering fix "A" for problem "A" etc....
Each chapter is self contained and explains first a general overview and background about
the technologies used and the related OS processes. It then deepens into the most common
problems and makes suggestions how to troubleshoot those issues.
Finally each chapter follows up with typically 3-4 troubleshoot hunting scenarios, where
the reader can exercise and extend the learned knowledge.
The authors do provide distinct scenarios and extensions to the most useful commands and
system tweaks. Basically the value of the book is that Kirkland, Carmichael and the
Tinker brothers deliver proven troubleshooting methods to cut the chase and maintain a
coherant system. And here is where the book really lives.
For interested readers, I will be continueing a longer (more detailed) review version at