[Volunteers] Possible SVLUG meeting topic

Bill Ward bill at wards.net
Wed Nov 2 01:30:58 PST 2005


This looks pretty cool to me!  I would probably buy the book at least.
 What does everyone think?

On 11/1/05, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> [Snip querent from distribution.]
>
> Quoting Bob Smith (bob at linuxtoys.org):
>
> > The attached PDF gives more detail about the book.
>
> For those who don't feel like dealing with an 800kB PDF, here are the
> exact contents:
>
>
>
> Linux Appliance Design
>
> By:  Bob Smith, John Hardin, Graham Phillips, and Bill Pierce
> Publisher:  No Starch Press (Frank Pohlmann, frank at nostarch.com)
> Release date:  April 2006 (estimated)
> Contact:  Bob Smith (bsmith at linuxtoys.org; Phone: 408.296.4409)
>
> Synopsis: This book shows how to build a Linux appliance.  Topics
> include (a) appliance architecture, (b) security, (c) how to use event
> management (logging) as an integral part of the design, and (d) how to
> build simple, yet responsive user interfaces.
>
> The book shows how to build five different user interfaces including a
> web interface, a command line interface, an alphanumeric LCD interface,
> an SNMP agent, and a framebuffer interface with an IR remote control.
>
> The book includes a CD with full source code for a sample appliance that
> the authors use as an example throughout the book.  Readers are
> encouraged to use this GPL source code when they build their own
> appliances.
>
> Table of Contents:
>
> 1 Overview
> 2 Appliance Architecture
> 3 Building and Securing Daemons
> 4 Managing Daemons
> 5 Using Run Time Access
> 6 Laddie, A Sample Appliance
> 7 Responding to Appliance Events
> 8 Designing a Web Interface
> 9 Designing a Command Line Interface
> 10 Buttons, LEDs, and LCDs
> 11 Designing a Framebuffer Interface
> 12 Infrared Remote Control
> 13 Hands­On Introduction  to SNMP
> 14  Building an SNMP Agent
>
> A SNMP Reference
> B Run Time Access API Reference
> C The Laddie Appliance Bootable CD
>
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