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The Practice of System and Network Administration

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The first edition of "The Practice of System and Network Administration" introduced a generation of system and network administrators to a modern IT methodology. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this newly revised edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protege. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of informati ...more
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Published July 5th 2007 by Addison-Wesley Professional (first published 2001)
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Paul
Jul 05, 2012 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s hard for me to say enough good things about this book. Limoncelli and Hogan’s comprehensive coverage of computer system and network administration is nearly breathtaking. Their viewpoint is high enough that they don’t get embroiled in the nitty gritty of shell scripts or configuration files, but not so high that it devolves into pure abstractions. You’re out of luck if you want cool sendmail tweaks or you’re looking for a comprehensive philosophy of computers or management—but if you’re a w ...more
Serj
Jul 25, 2011 Serj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
Книга для меня показалась из разряда: Ну я же и так знал что и как делать, зачем менять учить? Но когда приходит отвественный момент - обо всех описанных в книге советах можно забыть. Советвую читать в процессе организации структуры дц, охлаждения, серверов в дц, построение структуры ПО и организации сервисов на тех или иных серверах.
Antonio Meirelles
This book is about System Administration. *HIGHLY* Recommended for
System Administrations from *any* level.

What can you expect from this book? In a nutshell: a Big Picture
Analysis from System Administration.

Example. You will *not* learn how to setup Windows 2008 R2 Server for
Best Security Practices.

But, for example, *You Will Learn* How To Organize Groups of Admins
People sou you can work on a High Priority Project. As you may guess,
SysAdmins are interrupted ALL the time... SO How Can you manage t
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Dan Scruggs
Want to learn how to sysadmin the right way? This is THE "de-facto" BEST PRACTICES book for sysadmins and literally made me from scrub mid-level sysadmin to senior and technical task manager. It enables one to effectively communicate what operations environments are struggling to management successfully and get your team to work the right way and not just churn out highly technical skills and tasks without purpose.

If someone asked me to learn how to be a system administrator, I give them a book
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Alan
Jan 23, 2015 Alan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is focused on system administrators, but I think it's invaluable for those from a development background trying to understand more about the ops mindset, especially those struggling to move their organizations towards something like DevOps.
John Dalton
This book is basically a best-practice manual for systems administration. It's extremely well written, covering both technical and policy issues with examples and short case studies throughout. One really nice feature is that each chapter is broken down into "The Basics" (what you need to do to get something working), and "The Icing" (additional things you can do to be a cut above the rest).[return][return]One day I will make time to read this book cover to cover, but in the meantime it's an exc ...more
Alexander
Jun 20, 2014 Alexander rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A comprehensive guide on how to organize your IT to cover most relevant business processes.
Ajitabh Pandey
Another excellent book for the practicing system and network administrators
Joel Tone
May 05, 2014 Joel Tone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great introduction to systems administration at a high level.
Ivars Svekris
Dec 27, 2014 Ivars Svekris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Took me about a year to get trough. Worth every second spent on it.
Praecorloth
Aug 16, 2013 Praecorloth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Required reading for anyone looking to move beyond level 1 help desk. Do not pass this book up. One of the key elements to a good tech book is that it does not talk about specific technology, even though specific technology may be referenced. It talks about process. And process has a LOT longer life span than any piece of software or hardware.
Mizmoose
Feb 03, 2008 Mizmoose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fic, computers
This is the *other* sysadmin bible. While the other books tell you how to build and manage your systems, this is the one that talks about everything else. I suggest reading it with stick-on tabs by your side, you'll want to mark places to come back to later on.
Dan
Mar 16, 2013 Dan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recommended this book to all the systems admin and CM people that have worked for me. The topics will help anyone in those fields understand how make their role in any company more professional and valuable.
Edward Zambrano
Jul 05, 2013 Edward Zambrano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really nice book, explain those topics in the system administration job that you just don't pay attention and can be a problem. The only bad thing... is repetitive.
Laurent
Jan 03, 2013 Laurent rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really great book. Give really good advise. The insight and some of the stories actually help me in my work.
Benjamin Sigrist
Jul 13, 2010 Benjamin Sigrist rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty solid book. Some sections are a bit outdated, but worthwhile advice.
Kris
Sep 26, 2012 Kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a must read for sysadmins.
Gaurav Chaturvedi
Jun 29, 2013 Gaurav Chaturvedi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: refrence
A must have for all Sys admins.
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