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UNIX Review: Books: A User's Report, December 2000

Dec 09, 2000, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Elizabeth Zinkann)

"Most administration problems and techniques are documented in more than one book as well as online. Preferred reference materials may differ among administrators. However, some new editions of two favorites have recently been released.

"This resource-full column includes reviews of a Linux reference, a security book specializing in hacker protection, an administration classic, and a welcome Linux notebook reference. The selections specifically include:

  • Linux in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference, Third Edition by Ellen Siever, Stephen Spainhour, Stephen Figgins, and Jessica P. Hekman (O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.);
  • Hack Proofing Your Network: Internet Tradecraft by Ryan Russell and Stace Cunningham, Contributors: Ryan Russell, Blue Boar, Riley (caezar) Eller, Georgi Guninski, Oliver Friedrichs, Greg Hoglund, Dan Kaminsky, Elias Levy, Mudge, Rain Forest Puppy, Jeremy Rauch, Stace Cunningham, and Mike Schiffman (Syngress Publishing, Inc.);
  • UNIX System Administration Handbook , Third Edition by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Scott Seebass, and Trent R. Hein with Adam Boggs, Rob Braun, Ned McClain, Dan Crawl, Lynda McGinley, and Todd Miller (Prentice Hall); and
  • Linux for Your Laptop by Bill Ball, Technically Reviewed by Tuxtops, Inc. (Prima Tech)."

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