Linux Journal: Linux System Administration: First Tasks

[ Thanks to Tom
for this link. ]

“Linux system administration has a place of its own in the
hierarchy of information technology specializations. Some people
excel in special areas of free software technology but haven’t
needed to learn system administration. For example, you may
specialize in configuring e-mail or writing applications using
Apache and MySQL. You may focus only on Domain Names Services and
know esoteric ways of setting up servers on provider lines that
frequently change IP addresses. But if I asked you to babysit a
busy server or servers, you might not have the temperament or have
learned the plethora of skills required to do so…”