This pocket reference brings together all the important Unix and Linux system administration information in a single compact volume. Not only are all of the important administrative commands covered, but this reference also includes the locations and formats of important configuration files (including both general system databases like the password and group files as well as the configuration files for major subsystems like DNS, DHCP and sendmail). In addition, variations in command usage and file formats are included for the most important UNIX versions. When you get a new system running a different Unix operating system, all the information you need will already be at your fingertips. The book covers these Unix versions: Red Hat Linux 8.0 and SUSE Linux 8.1, Solaris 8 and 9, Free BSD 4.7, AIX 5, and HP-UX 11. This book is truly an essential reference for all Unix and Linux system administrators.
This book serves as a quick reference to the most important system administration commands, options, configuration files, and tasks on Unix systems, including specifics for AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, and Solaris. For more details about any item or topic, consult a general system administration reference (e.g., Essential System Administration, Third Edition, O'Reilly & Associates).
Items in this book are grouped by topic (see the Table of Contents). Within each topic, items are in more-or-less alphabetical order, although related items are kept together (use the Index to find any particular item).