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Old 05-19-2006, 05:08 AM   #1
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book suggestions please


Hello everyone,

I'm really wanting to nail down linux system administration, currently I've just be teaching myself on Ubuntu Linux and other distros and I'm comfortable with the command line and familiar with most aspects of administrating linux computers, I can't help thinking though that i have gaps in my knowledge. so it leads me to me question.

Could people provide me with book recomendations on how to administer linux computers.

thanks
 
Old 05-19-2006, 05:22 AM   #2
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If you feel you have covered the basics, O'reily cookbooks are a great way to pick up tips and new snippets of useful info, they also make a great quick reference tool.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 05:31 AM   #3
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Marcel Gagne's Linux System Administration: A User's Guide is very good:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/020...lance&n=283155
 
Old 05-19-2006, 06:31 AM   #4
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I have no vested interests in the publishers, or authors, of the following books, but have found them to be good learning and reference material for someone interested in admin. I'm sure that there are more. Have your favorite bookseller hunt them down, or try to order them yourself. Save some cash - this won't be cheap.

Linux Cookbook - O'Rreilly - Carla Schroder
Linux Shell Scripting with Bash - Sam's (Developer's Library) - Ken O. Burtch
The Linux Cookbook - No Starch Press - Michael Stutz
Essential System Administration - O'Reilly - AEleen Frisch
Linux System Security - Prentice Hall - Scott Mann, Ellen L. Mitchell (from 2000 but good info)
Real World Linux Security - Prentice Hall - Bob Toxen (a "must have")
Linux Administration Handbook - Prentice Hall - Nemeth, Snyder, Hein

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:40 AM   #5
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RUTE is a very good book, that I reference quite a lot.
 
Old 05-19-2006, 07:30 AM   #6
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thanks for the suggestions guys. Just to elaborate I've been using linux for about 3 years now, I started out on mandrake 9 and then Redhat 9 then fedora core 1,2,3 then debian woody, then freeBSD (which isn't linux i know, but was really confusing for me) then settled on Ubuntu. I actually use Ubuntu for servers and the KDE version for desktop machines. Anyway, is Linux System Administration more about knowledge that's gained through experience, or the other way around? I ask as to benefit from what you have collectively learnt.

thanks again


edit: I think my main worry about stepping into the world of sys admin is the responsibility, worry and doubt of my own abilities when something goes wrong, but I gues this is normal?

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Old 05-19-2006, 11:42 AM   #7
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How could I possibly forget:

Running Linux - O'Reilly - Welsh, Dalheimer, Dawson, Kaufman


BTW - everyone has to start somewhere - good luck!
 
Old 05-19-2006, 12:46 PM   #8
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Quote:
Marcel Gagne's Linux System Administration: A User's Guide
I second this one.
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Real World Linux Security - Prentice Hall - Bob Toxen (a "must have")
I second this one as well. It's not about general system administration though.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 12:26 PM   #9
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thanks for the suggestions, guess ill be saving up a looong time for some of these books.
 
Old 05-20-2006, 12:52 PM   #10
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thanks for the suggestions, guess ill be saving up a looong time for some of these books.
Both the Gagne and Toxen books are in my local library (small town, but near large metro area). Might be worth a shot to check your library.
 
  


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