Absolute OpenBSD UNIX for the Practical Paranoid. Chapter 0 – Introduction. Chapter 1 – Additional Help. Chapter 2 – Installation Preparations. Chapter 3. Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid is a comprehensive guide to the OpenBSD operating system by Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute. This straightforward, practical, and complete guide to mastering the powerful and complex OpenBSD operating system, is for the experienced UNIX user who.
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OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, th, firewalls, and more. This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD maintains author Michael Lucas’s trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years.
You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, opeenbsd technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout.
This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5. Whether you’re a new user looking for a complete introduction to OpenBSD or an experienced sysadmin looking for a refresher, Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition will give you everything you need to master the intricacies of the world’s most secure operating system.
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Please try again later. This book is quite simply one of the finest books for anyone wanting to learn how to get into the basics and a little bit of the mid-level stuff of OpenBSD. Each of the BSDs, while coming from the same lineage, have for many years diverged – sometimes dramatically FreeBSD’s recent switch to a new package managing and ports system comes to mind. It’s important to have close at hand a recent book with a solid overview of any high-to-mid-level OS functionality, suitable for quick reference, not so much for the “tl;dnr” crowd, but for those who have attempted to RTFM and found a slightly less abstruse approach to information would be helpful from time to time.
Granted, my experience with the BSDs came after about a year of light distro-hopping and settling on Slackware with a simultaneous soft spot and wary eye on Mint- still can’t trust something derived from Ubuntuso I was already somewhat biased against man pages. Linux, as most users will tell you, has some fairly sloppy and vague documentation in the man pages. Going to the BSDs was a breath of fresh air Examples? Even so, sometimes one needs that extra human touch.
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Without this book, it would have taken me considerably longer to figure out how to set up a comfortable single-user environment for a hand-me-down laptop HP G42 DX This book is an excellent choice for those who are considering one of the BSDs but pracrical not sure which one to use.
There are, as I mentioned earlier, substantial differences between the BSDs, but they are ;ractical close to each other, and this book allows you to learn more about the BSDs without getting lost in the man pages. Like it says on the tin. The book is well produced with a nice layout and few errors, as expected from No Starch.
The writing style is simple, to the point and entertaining, as umix from Lucas. The previous edition was released in and there have been many changes for the better. Deprecated information on, among other things, using modems to connect to the Internet and how to configure multiboot systems have been removed. The ordering openbd certain absooute has changed to the better as well.
Why treat kernel building before talking about the package system? Of course, there are many new topics in the second edition. It’s a worthy second edition. Lucas takes great care to explain where OpenBSD comes from and what makes it different from other operating systems. If you only have experience from Ubuntu or SuSE for example, I imagine this introduction will be very valuable.
The culture surrounding OpenBSD is quite different. Lucas will help you to understand OpenBSD-people. OpenBSD is generally a well documented operating system, the documentation is complete and accurate.
Unfortunately it is also formal. Lucas makes it more approachable and fills in lots of small blanks. This is the most important feature of the book and I want more. Disregarding prachical fact that security patches are pretty uncommon on a tight OpenBSD system. A chapter on good ways to manage the errata patches would be very welcome. How to determine which systems are affected; how to download, patch, compile and install them this was in the thd edition ; and how to distribute them effectively.
All this is hidden among the chapters but I would like an explicit treatment. Also, I miss a description of assembling your own ports and paranid. This, also, is somewhat hidden in the descriptions of packages and the ports system but a separate description would be nice. Both of those topics would, IMHO, be more interesting than all the details of compiling custom kernels.
Something that Lucas passionately advises you not to do. This rpactical the only modern printed text on managing OpenBSD. See all 38 reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run parznoid giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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