This fourth edition of the Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook, just released last month, is exhaustive for new systems administrators and veterans alike -- its table of contents clocks in at 36 pages. With four editions and twenty years of content amassed since the original printing, some of the topics that the book tackles this time around include software configuration management, Windows interoperability, DNS management, network management and debugging, storage management, TCP/IP networking, and a lot more -- pretty much anything that falls under a Unix/Linux management umbrella.
Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media also authors a foreword explaining his love for the competition – specifically this book. If you're a Linux or Unix sys admin, be sure to check out this encyclopedia of administration best practices, and read a chapter excerpt from the new edition, courtesy of Prentice Hall/Pearson.
This chapter excerpt is from the new 4th ed. of 'Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook', authored by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein and Ben Whaley, published by Prentice Hall Professional, July 2010, ISBN 0131480057, Copyright 2011 Pearson Education, Inc. For a complete table of contents, please visit the publisher site.
This was first published in August 2010