The job of Linux systems administrator is interrupt-driven and requires constant learning in byte-wise chunks. This book gives solutions to modern problemseven some you might not have heard ofsuch as scripting LDAP, making Mac clients play nice with Linux servers, and backup, security, and recovery scripts.
The bash shell is a complete programming language, not merely a glue to combine external Linux commands. By taking full advantage of shell internals, shell programs can perform as snappily as utilities written in C or other compiled languages.
Modern embedded hardware is more sophisticated than eve; most systems include the capabilities found on desktop systems. This book is written from the perspective of a user employing technologies and techniques typically reserved for desktop systems.
We can all be Linux experts, provided we invest the time in learning the craft of Linux administration. Pro Linux System Administration makes it easy for small- to medium-sized businesses to enter the world of zero-cost software running on Linux and covers all the distributions you might want to use, including Red Hat, Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS.
OpenSolaris is a rapidly evolving operating system with roots in Solaris 10, suitable for deployment on laptops, desktop workstations, storage appliances, and data center servers from the smallest single-purpose systems to the largest enterprise-class systems. This book covers the 2008 release of OpenSolaris.
Puppet is a powerful tool for configuration management, and Pro Puppet, Second Edition, now updated for Puppet 3, will teach you how to maximize Puppet's capabilities and customize it for your environment.