Help Net Security: Linux system administration - A user's guide [Book review]
Oct 14, 2001, 17:03 (3 Talkback[s])
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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."