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Old 08-13-2022, 05:45 PM   #1
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lookin for suggestion for a OpenBSD book.


ive got plenty of perl books that i have bought, now i am lookin for OpenBSD book, do you have a suggestion for a good book?

and dont say man pages xD


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Old 08-13-2022, 09:14 PM   #2
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The closest to that would be Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition. However, it is quite a few years out of date. Some of the chapters are still relevant others have become dated and wrong, the problem is knowing which is in which category. The Book of PF, 3rd Edition, is still mostly relevant. Between it and the FAQ you should be covered.

What kind of information are you hoping to find?
 
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Old 08-14-2022, 03:11 AM   #3
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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition.
I agree - I have been hoping for an updated volume, but he has been working on an update for Absolute FreeBSD.
 
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Not OpenBSD specific, but I'm sure this contemporary book will be of interest: "A Comprehensive Installation & Configuration Guide of the BSD Variants"
 
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I agree - I have been hoping for an updated volume, but he has been working on an update for Absolute FreeBSD.
Thanks. Looking around, it seems he alluded to that last year:

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"The FreeBSD desktop is about due to be wiped and replaced with OpenBSD, so I can start writing some small books in preparation for a third Absolute OpenBSD."

-- Interview with Michael Lucas *BSD, Unix, IT and other books author
That book is quite tome, and a lot changes in OpenBSD, so the 3rd edition may take some time.
 
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The Book of PF, 3rd Edition, is still mostly relevant. Between it and the FAQ you should be covered.

What kind of information are you hoping to find?
thanks, ill order that book.

i am lookin for all kinds of information.

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That book is quite tome, and a lot changes in OpenBSD, so the 3rd edition may take some time.
ill wait for 3rd edition and buy it when it is released.

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"A Comprehensive Installation & Configuration Guide of the BSD Variants"
thats a good one
 
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Michael Lucas is currently working on a new book in his Mastery series: "OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems". Source: He's got a mention on his main page of his website https://mwl.io/ and has been discussing bits of the work via his social media posts.
 
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Michael Lucas is currently working on a new book in his Mastery series: "OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems". Source: He's got a mention on his main page of his website https://mwl.io/ and has been discussing bits of the work via his social media posts.
thanks, that sounds good also.
 
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As already mentioned Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition is a great read. Lucas has a clear writing style and a dry sense of humor.
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