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Linux Server Hacks
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2 29685 07-04-2004
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100% of reviewers None indicated 8.5

Description: Author : Rob Flickenger

"Linux Server Hacks is a collection of 100 industrial-strength hacks, providing tips and tools that solve practical problems for Linux system administrators."
Keywords: server tips tools
Publisher: O\'Reilly
ISBN: 0596004613

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Old 04-17-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2002
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8

Pros: Good supplementary info for the aspiring sysadmin
Cons: Not everyone will find this one useful

Linux Server Hacks is split up into 100 tips for Linux administrators.

These are split into a number of sections :
- Server Basics (22 hacks)
- Revision Control (14 hacks)
- Backups (8 hacks)
- Networking (9 hacks)
- Monitoring (12 hacks)
- SSH (6 hacks)
- Scripting (4 hacks)
- Information Servers (DNS/Apache/MySQL/ftp) (25 hacks)

Some of these are simple tips (e.g. swap standard output and standad error). Others build up to more substantial topics (e.g. the revision control section covers all the basics of RCS and CVS).

The book assumes a basic level of Linux knowledge, but the instructions and explanations are clear. Commands and outputs are shown when needed.

As the title suggests, this isn't a comprehensive administration guide, and certainly isn't meant to be. I think most Linux people will find some new and interesting information.

The book is geared to be practical so, where information is new, it is probably things that anyone managing a Linux network of any size will find themselves making good use of the information.
Old 07-04-2004, 07:53 AM   #2
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Debian and Slackware
Posts: 17

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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9

Pros: This book has a few useful hacks that are well worth the price of the book. For example, the hack on 'hdparm' helped me increase my disk throughput 400%. This is an excellent book for any one with little Linux experience.
Cons: The book assumes you have some linux experience, thus not for the newbie; should have a little experience and knowledge of basic commands

This book contains information that could take some one a long time to learn the hard way. It will get your system up to speed and teach you some cool commands along the way.



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