UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook

Addison-Wesley Professional, 14 2017 - 1500
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As an author, editor, and publisher, I never paid much attention to the competitionexcept in a few cases. This is one of those cases. The UNIX System Administration Handbook is one of the few books we ever measured ourselves against.

Tim OReilly, founder of OReilly Media

This edition is for those whose systems live in the cloud or in virtualized data centers; those whose administrative work largely takes the form of automation and configuration source code; those who collaborate closely with developers, network engineers, compliance officers, and all the other worker bees who inhabit the modern hive.

Paul Vixie, Internet Hall of Fame-recognized innovator and founder of ISC and Farsight Security

This book is fun and functional as a desktop reference. If you use UNIX and Linux systems, you need this book in your short-reach library. It covers a bit of the systems history but doesnt bloviate. Its just straight-forward information delivered in a colorful and memorable fashion.

Jason A. Nunnelley

UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition, is todays definitive guide to installing, configuring, and maintaining any UNIX or Linux system, including systems that supply core Internet and cloud infrastructure.

Updated for new distributions and cloud environments, this comprehensive guide covers best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and the management of IT service organizations. The authorsworld-class, hands-on technologistsoffer indispensable new coverage of cloud platforms, the DevOps philosophy, continuous deployment, containerization, monitoring, and many other essential topics.

Whatever your role in running systems and networks built on UNIX or Linux, this conversational, well-written guide will improve your efficiency and help solve your knottiest problems.

 

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Evi Nemeth pioneered the discipline of UNIX system administration. She taught and mentored computer science students at the University of Colorado Boulder, was visiting faculty member at Dartmouth College and UC San Diego, and helped bring Internet technology to the developing world through her work with the Internet Society and the United Nations.


Garth Snyder, president of Runway Solutions, worked earlier in his career at NeXT and Sun Microsystems. He holds a BS in engineering from Swarthmore College, and an MD and MBA from the University of Rochester.


Trent R. Hein, co-founder and co-CEO at AppliedTrust, solves challenging IT problems using highly agile DevOps methodologies, leads computer security incident investigations, and provides expert testimony in lawsuits involving computer forensics.


Ben Whaley has managed Linux systems since 1999. He is founder and principal consultant at WhaleTech, specializing in IT security, systems architecture, and public cloud automation.


Dan Mackin is COO at AppliedTrust. He holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as the Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) credentials.