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FreeBSD—the powerful, flexible, and free Unix-like operatingsystem—is the preferred server for many enterprises. But it can beeven trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and harder still tomaster.

Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition is your complete guide toFreeBSD, written by FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucasconsiders this completely revised and rewritten second edition ofhis landmark work to be his best work ever; a true product of hislove for FreeBSD and the support of the FreeBSD community.Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition covers installation,networking, security, network services, system performance, kerneltweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and muchmore, including coverage of how to:

  • Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtualmachines, and host-based intrusion detection

  • Build custom live FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash

  • Manage network services and filesystems

  • Use DNS and set up email, IMAP, web, and FTP services for bothservers and clients

  • Monitor your system with performance-testing andtroubleshooting tools

  • Run diskless systems

  • Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize yoursystem for your hardware and your workload

  • Build custom network appliances with embedded FreeBSD

  • Implement redundant disks, even without special hardware

  • Integrate FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your network managementsystem.

Whether you're just getting started with FreeBSD or you've beenusing it for years, you'll find this book to be the definitiveguide to FreeBSD that you've been waiting for.

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