By Greg Lehey, Marshall Kirk McKusick
Author note: Marshall Kirk McKusick (Foreword by way of)
FreeBSD is by means of some distance the preferred model of BSD®, the mythical working approach that has contributed greatly to each model of Unix® in use this day (including Mac OS® X). initially a group attempt by means of the collage of California at Berkeley, FreeBSD used to be aimed toward making Unix a bit friendlier and more straightforward to take advantage of. by the point different loose working structures got here alongside, BSD used to be firmly confirmed and extremely trustworthy. And it remains to be today.
For seven years, the FreeBSD neighborhood has trusted Greg Lehey's vintage, The entire FreeBSD, to lead them via its configuration and management. The 4th edition, overlaying model five of FreeBSD, is now on hand via O'Reilly group Press.
The whole FreeBSD is an eminently functional guidebook that explains not just the best way to get a working laptop or computer up and working with the FreeBSD working approach, but in addition tips to flip it right into a hugely practical and safe server which could host huge numbers of clients and disks, help distant entry, and supply internet provider, mail provider, and different key components of the net infrastructure. The booklet presents in-depth details on set up and updates, back-ups, printers, RAID, quite a few net providers, firewalls, the graphical X Window approach, and lots more and plenty extra. writer Greg Lehey is a member of the FreeBSD center workforce and has been constructing, documenting, and advocating for FreeBSD for almost ten years. even if you're an skilled Unix consumer or simply attracted to studying extra approximately this loose working procedure and the way you could placed it to be just right for you, this selfmade BSD documentation will give you the details you need.
The entire FreeBSD is the second one unencumber within the O'Reilly group Press sequence. in contrast to vintage O'Reilly animal books, that are created to fill a data void, the group Press titles offer handy revealed copies of documentation that's already to be had on-line. O'Reilly's function within the sequence is restricted to offering production and distribution prone instead of editorial improvement, in order that every one neighborhood Press name displays the editorial voice and association of the group that has created it.
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