On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 08:12:02AM -0400, FreeBSD Questions wrote: >> Yet your point is completly valid one.. and that's why "The Design and >> Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System" is the only book that I've >> been hesitant on buying so far ... Lucas (Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition), >> Lavigne (The Best of FreeBSD Basics), Kong (BSD rootkits), Lehey (Download >> edition:) ) are all over my desktop as I write this mail, and I consult them >> daily ... Farrokhi (Network Administration with FreeBSD) and Hong (Building a >> Server with FreeBSD 7) are the ones coming in the next batch ... > >Has anyone on the list read "Building a Server with FreeBSD 7: A >Modular Approach"? The description on bookpool.com makes it sound a >little basic/superficial, covering topics such as how to install >FreeBSD and how to install/configure programs via the ports. I'm >already very familiar with these topics; does anyone know if this book >covers more advanced topics or details like the nitty-gritty of >configuing sendmail, apache, samba, NFS, etc?
I have read this book. It's not very useful to me since I run FreeBSD 7 as a desktop. But I did find it interesting. The book provides setup info for many server services. >And what about "Absolute FreeBSD"? It's updated for FreeBSD 7, so I >know it's current. Is it a "good book"? Is it worth the read? How >valuable is its content? (I know I'm asking some very subjective >questions, but if I'm going to spend hundreds of $$$ to build my >library in this area, I'd like at least a couple of opinions about the >books I buy.) Yes. Yes. Very valuable. I give it 5/5 stars. >> So far .. there are only three books I would have bought but I didn't because >> I thought the situation could improve ... those are: "The Design and >> Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System", "BSD Hacks" and "The FreeBSD >> HandBook"... same reason for all of them .. too old by now (although I think >> I'll buy "BSD Hacks" anyways .. I just can't resist buying Lavigne books :( ) > >Personally, I don't think I'd ever buy "The FreeBSD Handbook". It's a >really good resource, but as long as it's actively updated >electronically it's too dynamic to buy a hardcopy. I'd much rather >read it online where I can get the latest revisions. > >Kevin _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"