[svlug] Best newbie Administrator book?
drew at drewb.com
Tue Aug 1 18:46:02 PDT 2000
Rick Moen writes:
> begin Ivan Sergio Borgonovo quotation:
> > OK an administrator CAN'T be a newbie.
> > but any suggestion? I've finished to read Linux Maximum security
> > and I don't feel better.
> > I'm interested in security AND network administration too.
> Start with _Running Linux_. Then get the Frisch and Nemeth books on
> system administration. Then Craig Hunt's _TCP/IP Network
> Administration_ and Chapman's and Cheswick & Bellovin's books on
> firewalls & security. That's enough for starters.
> (Ask this question on the Stanford Linux list, and you'll be told
> they're not impressed with such offerings, that Evi Nemeth isn't a
> studly enough sysadmin by their standards, and that new sysadmins
> are supposed to go directly to Richard Stevens's books on advanced Unix
> programming and spit electrons directly onto their Sun E10k boxes'
> RAID arrays, the way God Intended.)
Well, just to update you all, my sister is at the "my friend says it's
so easy to connect to the web with Win9x. Maybe I should install
that." To which I can only shrug and say "Get used to it. You'll be
doing it often."
The really hard part about this is that she has only one phone line,
thus she has to connect to Earthlink without my assistance. Once she
learns to save the ppp debug log, she can read it to me over the
phone, and I can do the troubleshooting and any reconfiguration
needed. If that really frustrating hurdle can be overcome, than I
will be able to email her suggestions while she's doing her thing, or
ssh in and fix anything that's messed up. I wish I had the box back
for 2 hours. It would be a piece of cake.
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