This is a quick reference to all the fundamental and essential tasks required to run such divergent Unix systems as Solaris, Linux, AIX, BSD, SuSe, Red Hat, and more. Beginners and experienced administrators alike will quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to solve everyday problems. The book is divided into three parts: Commands, Syntax and Their Applications, Configuration Files and Formats, and Operating System Specific Information. The information in this book is a must-have for any administrator or user of a Unix system. O'Reilly's Pocket References provide a wealth of important details in a concise, well-organized format, these handy books aim to deliver just what you need to complete the task at hand.
AEleen Frisch has been a system administrator for over 20 years, tending a plethora of VMS, UNIX, and Windows systems over the years. Her current system administration responsibilities center on looking after a very heterogeneous network of Unix and Windows NT/2000/XP systems. She is also a writer, lecturer, teacher, marketing consultant and occasional database programmer. She has written eight books, including Essential System Administration (now in its third edition), Essential Windows NT System Administration and the Windows 2000 Desktop Reference (all from O'Reilly & Associates) and Exploring Chemistry with Electronic Structure Methods (Gaussian, Inc.). Currently, she writes the "Guru Guidance" column for Linux Magazine. She also writes poetry and is currently working on her first novel.
Introduction and Font Conventions The root Account Granting Limited root Powers Essential Administrative Tools Devices and Device Files Special File Formats File Ownership and Protection Access Control Lists (ACLs) System Messages and Log Files Startup and Shutdown User Accounts Solaris Projects User Account anagement Commands User Account Attributes User Authentication and Login Controls Password Selection and Aging Process and Resource Management The cron Facility Managing Paging Space Filesystems and Disks Filesystem Configuration File Filesystem-Related Commands Adding a New Disk Logical Volume Managers Sharing Local Filesystems with NFS Backups Printing The BSD and LPRng Spooling Subsystems The System V Spooling Subsystem AIX Spooling Subsystem Serial Lines Serial Line Configuration Files Networking Network Client Configuration Network Servers Networking Administrative Commands Electronic Mail sendmail procmail and fetchmail Security System Hardening Checklist Security Monitoring Commands Kernel Configuration Configuring Boot Loaders Index