- Paperback: 528 pages
- Publisher: No Starch Press; 1 edition (11 Jun. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1886411999
- ISBN-13: 978-1886411999
- Product Dimensions: 18.7 x 2.6 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Absolute OpenBSD: UNIX for the Practical Paranoid Paperback – 11 Jun 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
The book provides a good introduction to OpenBSD and guides the reader through the installation and configuration process. It is best read with a spare computer system by your side so you can try out what you are reading.
Whilst I know the bulk of the contents of the book having previously read the relevant man pages, I did learn several new tricks as well as gaining a better insight into areas I am familiar with.
The book covers the latest OpenBSD 3.3 version.
So I would recommend this book to a UNIX newbie and also an experienced UNIX user. The book will be staying on my bookshelf as a convenient reference.
"This book is written for an experienced systems administrator who is interested in adding OpenBSD mastery to his repetoire"
I bought the book with a few questions in mind, and it answered all of them fully. I found the book interesting and informative - possibly my best buy this year.
This book however is very good - it gives you all the basic answers and points you in the right direction for further info. It gave me the confidence to try a new operating system that I'd been wanting to look at and it saw me through all the "tricky bits" which could otherwise have been such a pain.
Perhaps more so than before I'd tried it, I would say that OpenBSD is not for everyone, but if like me you would like to find out more about it, I doubt you could do much better.
This book provides structure to learning how to work with one of the most secure Operating Systems; it's peppered with humour and thus very readable. One warning, though- do check out the Errata page- one of the original rulesets for PF had me tearing out the remains of my hair until I found that a "quick" keyword was an unwelcome bonus.