Starting in the late 1970s, the University of California, BSD began to develop a series
of utilities and tools for existing UNIX operating system. Eventually this developed into a
complete operating system known as Berkley Unix, the Berkley Software Distribution or simply
BSD. Modern descendants of this operating system, including FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD are in
widespread use today. Additionally, because of the very liberal terms of the
source code from BSD operating systems has been used
UNIX System V and its derivatives, and even Microsoft Windows.
Mac OS X, is based on
Here are some books about BSD operating systems (which includes
Mac OS X):
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Product Description: This updated edition of Michael W. Lucas' definitive volume on FreeBSD-based systems adds coverage of modern disks, the ZFS filesystem IPv6, redesigned jail and packaging systems, and virtualization, among dozens of new features added in the last 10 years.
Absolute FreeBSD is your complete guide to FreeBSD, the powerful UNIX-like operating system that's supported modern servers, desktops, and platforms for years. In this completely revised third edition, FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas will teach you how to install, configure, and manage FreeBSD-based systems. You'll find added coverage of IPv6 and modern disks, redesigned jail and packaging systems, modern disks, and virtualization, and learn about two FreeBSD 11.x transformative features designed for cloud-based management, libxo and UCL.
Absolute FreeBSD will show you how to: -Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtual machines, and host-based intrusion detection -Build custom live FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash-Manage network services and filesystems -Use DNS and set up email, IMAP, web, and FTP services for both servers and clients -Monitor your system with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools -Run diskless systems -Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your system for your hardware and your workload -Build custom network appliances with embedded FreeBSD -Implement redundant disks, even without special hardware -Integrate FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your network management system.
If you've been using FreeBSD for years or are looking to add it your repertoire, Absolute FreeBSD will show you how your systems work and how to make them work better.
ZFS improves everything about systems administration. Once you peek under the hood, though, ZFS’ bewildering array of knobs and tunables can overwhelm anyone. ZFS experts can make their servers zing—and now you can, too, with FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS.
This small book teaches you to:
Use boot environments to make the riskiest sysadmin tasks boring
Delegate filesystem privileges to users
Containerize ZFS datasets with jails
Quickly and efficiently replicate data between machines
split layers off of mirrors
optimize ZFS block storage
handle large storage arrays
select caching strategies to improve performance
manage next-generation storage hardware
identify and remove bottlenecks
build screaming fast database storage
dive deep into pools, metaslabs, and more!
Whether you manage a single small server or international datacenters, simplify your storage with FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS.
Product Description: The FreeBSD newcomer will find that the first section of this book guides the user through the FreeBSD installation process and gently introduces the concepts and conventions that underpin UNIX. Working through this section requires little more than the desire to explore, and the ability to take on board new concepts as they are introduced. Once you have traveled this far, the second, far larger, section of the Handbook is a comprehensive reference to all manner of topics of interest to FreeBSD system administrators. Some of these chapters may recommend that you do some prior reading, and this is noted in the synopsis at the beginning of each chapter.
As the project became so big project over the years, we had to split this reference manual in two parts that are two separate physical books. To keep it consistent with the digital manual, the references and page numbers cover both physical books as it were one. Therefore please note that you probably want to have both parts.
FreeBSD—the powerful, flexible, and free Unix-like operating system—is the preferred server for many enterprises. But it can be even trickier to use than either Unix or Linux, and harder still to master.
Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition is your complete guide to FreeBSD, written by FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas. Lucas considers this completely revised and rewritten second edition of his landmark work to be his best work ever; a true product of his love for FreeBSD and the support of the FreeBSD community. Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition covers installation, networking, security, network services, system performance, kernel tweaking, filesystems, SMP, upgrading, crash debugging, and much more, including coverage of how to:
Use advanced security features like packet filtering, virtual machines, and host-based intrusion detection
Build custom live FreeBSD CDs and bootable flash
Manage network services and filesystems
Use DNS and set up email, IMAP, web, and FTP services for both servers and clients
Monitor your system with performance-testing and troubleshooting tools
Run diskless systems
Manage schedulers, remap shared libraries, and optimize your system for your hardware and your workload
Build custom network appliances with embedded FreeBSD
Implement redundant disks, even without special hardware
Integrate FreeBSD-specific SNMP into your network management system.
Whether you're just getting started with FreeBSD or you've been using it for years, you'll find this book to be the definitive guide to FreeBSD that you've been waiting for.
Product Description: Device drivers make it possible for your software to communicate with your hardware, and because every operating system has specific requirements, driver writing is nontrivial. When developing for FreeBSD, you've probably had to scour the Internet and dig through the kernel sources to figure out how to write the drivers you need. Thankfully, that stops now. In FreeBSD Device Drivers, Joseph Kong will teach you how to master everything from the basics of building and running loadable kernel modules to more complicated topics like thread synchronization. After a crash course in the different FreeBSD driver frameworks, extensive tutorial sections dissect real-world drivers like the parallel port printer driver.
You'll learn: –All about Newbus, the infrastructure used by FreeBSD to manage the hardware devices on your system –How to work with ISA, PCI, USB, and other buses –The best ways to control and communicate with the hardware devices from user space –How to use Direct Memory Access (DMA) for maximum system performance –The inner workings of the virtual null modem terminal driver, the USB printer driver, the Intel PCI Gigabit Ethernet adapter driver, and other important drivers –How to use Common Access Method (CAM) to manage host bus adapters (HBAs)
Concise descriptions and extensive annotations walk you through the many code examples. Don't waste time searching man pages or digging through the kernel sources to figure out how to make that arcane bit of hardware work with your system. FreeBSD Device Drivers gives you the framework that you need to write any driver you want, now.
Product Description: FreeBSD is one of the oldest and most featureful open-source Unix-like operating systems. FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials takes you on a deep dive into FreeBSD’s disk management systems. You’ll learn about:
identifying your storage hardware
the Common Access Method
GEOM–FreeBSD’s powerful and flexible stackable storage system
GUID Partition Tables, the modern disk partitioning standard
MBR/disklabel partitioning, used by older and embedded systems
avoiding common partitioning errors
aligning partitions to the physical disk, for peak performance
the high-performance Unix File System
tuning UFS to fit your environment and load
Two ways to journal filesystems, and when to use each
The GELI and GBDE disk encryption systems, and when to use each
Software-based disk mirroring, striping, RAID-5 and RAID-10.
Custom FreeBSD installs And more! Don’t just configure your storage. Understand it. Get FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials today!
Product Description: 21st-Century Data Storage ZFS, the fast, flexible, self-healing filesystem, revolutionized data storage. Leveraging ZFS changes everything about managing FreeBSD systems. With FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS, you’ll learn to:
understand how your hardware affects ZFS
arrange your storage for optimal performance
configure datasets that match your enterprise’s needs
repair and monitor storage pools
expand your storage
use compression to enhance performance
determine if deduplication is right for your data
understand how copy-on-write changes everything
automatically rotate snapshots
understand how ZFS uses and manages space
do custom FreeBSD ZFS installs Whether you’re a long-term FreeBSD administrator or a new user, FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS will help you simplify storage. Master ZFS with FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS.
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