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Help Net Security: Linux system administration - A user's guide [Book review]

Oct 14, 2001, 17:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Aleksandar Stancin)

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Confused by the command above? Read on.

System administration is an area everyone has to deal with, at some point of their IT career or in personal affairs. Even the most computer illiterate people do it, aware of it or not. It is a necessity, a must you can say. For who else can be in touch with your desires and needs, and have the access to your system other than yourself? Sure, any trained personnel can, but isn't it nicer to try and do it yourself first? Even if it doesn't work, you still gain some useful knowledge about your system.

Now, with :inux in question, you are assured that your everyday activites are not to be considered routine or boring, for every day is a new experience. Weather you're a seasoned administrator, a begginer, or just being plain curious about system administration, it is always nice to have some documentation lying around, just waiting to be picked up. Sure, I already hear somebody saying: 'why bother? everyting is available on-line.' Well, for newbies in system adminstration, it's sometimes hard to orientate in the wast oceans of documentations, how-to's, manual pages and other forms of knowledge awailable at any time. And for any seasoned admin, it's pretty much handy to have useful data gathered in one place, not to mention a welcome refresher for those brain cells filled with so much information one could get lost in. This is the situation when books come into the spotlight."

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