Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition

Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition
The Complete Guide to FreeBSD
by Michael W. Lucas
June 2018, 784 pp.
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Absolute FreeBSD is your complete guide to FreeBSD, the powerful UNIX-like operating system that has supported modern servers, desktops, and platforms for years. In this completely revised third edition, FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas will teach you how to install, configure, and manage FreeBSD-based systems. You’ll find added coverage of IPv6 and modern disks, redesigned jail and packaging systems, modern disks, and virtualization, and learn about two FreeBSD 11.x transformative features designed for cloud-based management, libxo and UCL.

Absolute FreeBSD will show you how to:

  • Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtual machines, 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 both servers and clients
  • Monitor your system with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
  • Run diskless systems
  • Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your system 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 management system.

If you’ve been using FreeBSD for years or are looking to add it your repertoire, Absolute FreeBSD will show you how your systems work and how to make them work better.

Author Bio 

Michael W. Lucas is a network/security engineer with extensive experience working with high-availability systems. He’s a regular speaker and instructor at systems administrator conferences throughout the United States. Lucas is the author of the critically-acclaimed Absolute BSD, Absolute OpenBSD, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, all from No Starch Press.