More titles may be available to you. Sign in to see the full collection. OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. This long-awaited second edition of Absolute OpenBSD maintains author Michael Lucas's trademark straightforward and practical approach that readers have enjoyed for years. You'll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout.
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Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Lucas Goodreads Author. The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions. The book takes you through the intricacies of the platform and teaches how to manage your syste This straightforward, practical, and complete guide to mastering the powerful and complex OpenBSD operating system, is for the experienced UNIX user who wants to add OpenBSD to his or her repertoire.
The book takes you through the intricacies of the platform and teaches how to manage your system, offering friendly explanations, background information, troubleshooting suggestions, and copious examples throughout. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details.
Sort order. Aug 26, Altivo Overo rated it really liked it. Books about OpenBSD are scarce. If there has to be only one, this is a fairly good choice. A good overview of the system as well as a fair introduction to UNIX.
Not for the novice use however, the book assumes familiarity with basic concepts. This book secured Michael W. Lucas's position as my favorite technical writer. Many of the reviews here mention the book as a great reference - which it is - but I'd like to add that it's also a great cover-to-cover read.
Lucas has a very easy-to-read style with humor in exactly the right places. That said, OpenBSD is a great project and definitely teaches good security practices. Does seem funny how essentially OpenBSD says the ultimate authority are its manual man pages and even the site's install guide written in a FAQ-style format says that any conflict reverts b I found this book best serves as a reference when I tinker with OpenBSD.
Does seem funny how essentially OpenBSD says the ultimate authority are its manual man pages and even the site's install guide written in a FAQ-style format says that any conflict reverts back to the man page as the one truth.
Needless to say part of the role of books such as this is to help grow the community and clout, which Lucas certainly seems to have found a niche but hopefully growing! As far as a technical book about an operating system, it's a great technical reference with plenty of explanation for the OpenBSD noob. As always Lucas is the standard other tech writers should aim for. Mar 25, Peter added it.
Nov 04, James Tomasino rated it it was amazing. My only complaint is that it doesn't automatically update content with each release of OpenBSD. The man pages do, at least. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed. Goodreads is hiring! If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
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