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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition—First Copy to Be Auctioned for The OpenBSD Foundation
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San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2013—OpenBSD is an elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system. Because OpenBSD is completely free and open source, it relies on user support and The OpenBSD Foundation for its existence and upkeep. As a show of support for this important non-profit and the OpenBSD community, No Starch Press and author Michael W. Lucas are auctioning the first printed copy of Lucas's second edition of Absolute OpenBSD (No Starch Press, April 2013, 536 pp., $59.95, ISBN 9781593274764).

The auction runs through Sunday, April 14. The highest bidder will receive the first printed copy of Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition, signed by Michael W. Lucas. All proceeds from the auction will benefit The OpenBSD Foundation. For more details, see here.

"The first book off the press is something I'd like to own, especially after spending four years writing it," says author Michael W. Lucas. "But OpenBSD and the community around it has had my back for years, and this way I can return the favor."

More About the Book

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is a complete guide to OpenBSD—a highly secure operating system widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. This edition is completely updated to cover OpenBSD 5.3 and includes new coverage of OpenBSD's boot system, security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques.

More About The OpenBSD Foundation

The OpenBSD Foundation is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation that exists to support OpenBSD and related projects. The foundation uses all funds it receives to fund infrastructure costs for the advancement and maintenance of these projects, as well as developer events and other initiatives.

For more information or to request a review copy of Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition, contact Jessica Miller at No Starch Press ([email protected], +1.415.830.3899) or visit

About the Author

Michael W. Lucas is a network/security engineer who keeps getting stuck with network problems nobody else wants to touch. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Absolute OpenBSD, Absolute FreeBSD, Network Flow Analysis, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, all from No Starch Press. Find his website and blog at, or follow @mwlauthor on Twitter.

Mr. Lucas is available for radio, TV, print, and online interviews. Please contact [email protected].

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By Michael W. Lucas
ISBN: 9781593274764, $59.95  
April 2013, 536 pp.
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