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The Complete FreeBSD: Documentation from the Source
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  • Title The Complete FreeBSD: Documentation from the Source
  • Author(s) Greg Lehey
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 4th edition (2003), eBook (Creative Commons Edition, 2006)
  • License(s): CC BY-NC-SA 2.5
  • Hardcover: 720 pages
  • eBook: PostScript, PDF
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0596005164
  • ISBN-13: 978-0596005160
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Book Description

This is an eminently practical guidebook that explains not only how to get a computer up and running with the FreeBSD operating system, but also how to turn it into a highly functional and secure server that can host large numbers of users and disks, support remote access, and provide web service, mail service, and other key parts of the Internet infrastructure.

The book provides in-depth information on installation and updates, back-ups, printers, RAID, various Internet services, firewalls, the graphical X Window system, and much more. Author Greg Lehey is a member of the FreeBSD core team and has been developing, documenting, and advocating for FreeBSD for nearly ten years. Whether you're an experienced Unix® user or just interested in learning more about this free operating system and how you can put it to work for you, this do-it-yourself BSD documentation will provide the information you need.

About the Authors
  • Greg Lehey is an independent computer consultant specializing in UNIX. Born in Australia, he was educated in Malaysia and England before studying chemistry in Germany and chemical engineering in England. He has spent his professional career in Germany, where he worked for computer manufacturers such as Univac and Tandem, the German space research agency, nameless software houses, and a large user before deciding to work for himself. In the course of over 20 years in the industry he has performed most jobs you can think of, ranging from kernel support to product marketing, systems programming to operating, processing satellite data to programming gasoline pumps.
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