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Amit05 05-03-2011 04:00 AM

HOW can i download Linux Network Administrator guide written by Kirch?

acid_kewpie 05-03-2011 04:47 AM

Legally it doesn't look like you can, and please don't think we will show you how to get it illegally, if it's possible. It is 16 years old, the 2nd edition he wrote, there are many newer books you'd be safer to use to get started with.

masterclassic 05-03-2011 05:15 AM

The book (2nd edition 2000) is available on line from the web site, under a GPL licence. Look at the copyright information page.
So, it seems that it is legal to read it online, copy it and even print it, under that licence. There is a link "Online book" in the page.
There are various books, that O'Rilley lists under the Open books category. They are usually out of print or older editions, or books that their authors felt strongly that it should be published under a particular open copyright.

The latest (3rd) edition (2005) isn't free, however.

acid_kewpie 05-03-2011 05:58 AM

Isn't the online stuff just a sample? The link at the bottom of the page is for "sample chapters"

masterclassic 05-03-2011 06:33 AM

I see there is a link "Back to: Sample Chapter Index" in each chapter.
I don't know the original book. The online chapter list is the same as the original book's list, in the main product page.
In fact, what is missing from the online pages, is the Index after the appendix D. ;) The link goes to a '404 Not Found' page.


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Linux Network Administrator's Guide, Second Edition
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Please consider the latest edition.
I don't find online links for newer books.

acid_kewpie 05-03-2011 10:36 AM

Newer version is also not apparently written by the same dude, fwiw.

masterclassic 05-03-2011 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by acid_kewpie (Post 4345120)
Newer version is also not apparently written by the same dude, fwiw.

That's right:
By Tony Bautts, Terry Dawson, Gregor N. Purdy

instead of Olaf Kirch, Terry Dawson for the 2nd ed.

chrism01 05-03-2011 09:01 PM

Here's a version you can legally read online; not sure which edition

Amit05 05-04-2011 07:35 AM

Book found...i guesss!!!!!!!!

try ds.......

acid_kewpie 05-04-2011 07:48 AM


Originally Posted by Amit05 (Post 4346106)

yeah, it's still obsolete, it was written before kernel 2.6 existed, and even covers 2.0!

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