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Other web sites about BSD:Additional pages on this web site, which may be of interest: 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 BSD license, source code from BSD operating systems has been used Linux, Solaris, UNIX System V and its derivatives, and even Microsoft Windows. Additionally, Apple's Mac OS X, is based on BSD.

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FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS (IT Mastery) (Volume 7)

By Michael W Lucas

Lucas Michael W
Paperback (234 pages)

FreeBSD Mastery: ZFS (IT Mastery) (Volume 7)
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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
  • snapshot filesystems
  • automatically rotate snapshots
  • clone filesystems
  • 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.
  • FreeBSD Handbook 2/2

    By FreeBSD Documentation Project

    Ingramcontent
    Paperback (338 pages)

    FreeBSD Handbook 2/2
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    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 Mastery: Storage Essentials (IT Mastery) (Volume 4)

    By Michael W Lucas

    Ingramcontent
    Paperback (240 pages)

    FreeBSD Mastery: Storage Essentials (IT Mastery) (Volume 4)
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    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!
  • FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (IT Mastery) (Volume 9)

    By Michael W Lucas

    Allan Jude Michael Lucas
    Paperback (242 pages)

    FreeBSD Mastery: Advanced ZFS (IT Mastery) (Volume 9)
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    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.

    Absolute FreeBSD: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD, 2nd Edition

    By Michael W. Lucas

    No Starch Press
    Paperback (744 pages)

    Absolute FreeBSD: The Complete Guide to FreeBSD, 2nd Edition
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    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.

    FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems (IT Mastery) (Volume 8)

    By Michael W Lucas

    Tilted Windmill Press
    Paperback (238 pages)

    FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems (IT Mastery) (Volume 8)
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    FreeBSD includes many special-purpose filesystems to address any number of use cases. FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems takes you through these filesystems, helping you solve problems you didn’t know you have. These filesystems underlie everything from application servers to jails. You’ll learn to manage: -removable media -MSDOS and Linux filesystems -CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray disks -devfs -process filesystems -the file descriptor filesystem -the POSIX message queue filesystem -union mounts -null mounts -both memory filesystems, and when to use each -NFS versions 2, 3, and 4 -iSCSI targets and initiators -the Common Internet File System -networked disk redundancy with geom_gate and HAST -high availability storage with HAST and iSCSI -NFSv4 Access Control Lists -User Space Filesystems -FreeBSD’s Solaris-compatible automounter System administrators of any expertise level will expand their FreeBSD mastery with FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystems.

    FreeBSD Handbook 1/2

    By FreeBSD Documentation Project

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    Paperback (422 pages)

    FreeBSD Handbook 1/2
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    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.

    The Complete FreeBSD: Documentation from the Source

    By Greg Lehey

    Brand: O'Reilly Media
    Paperback (714 pages)

    The Complete FreeBSD: Documentation from the Source
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    FreeBSD is by far the most popular version of BSD®, the legendary operating system that has contributed a great deal to every version of Unix® in use today (including Mac OS® X). Originally a community effort by the University of California at Berkeley, FreeBSD was aimed at making Unix a little friendlier and easier to use. By the time other free operating systems came along, BSD was firmly established and very reliable. And it continues to be today.For seven years, the FreeBSD community has relied on Greg Lehey's classic, The Complete FreeBSD, to guide them through its configuration and administration. The 4th edition, covering version 5 of FreeBSD, is now available through O'Reilly Community Press.The Complete FreeBSD is an eminently practical guidebook that explains not only how to get a computer up and running with the FreeBSD operating system, but also how to turn it into a highly functional and secure server that can host large numbers of users and disks, support remote access, and provide web service, mail service, and other key parts of the Internet infrastructure. The book provides in-depth information on installation and updates, back-ups, printers, RAID, various Internet services, firewalls, the graphical X Window system, and much more. Author Greg Lehey is a member of the FreeBSD core team and has been developing, documenting, and advocating for FreeBSD for nearly ten years. Whether you're an experienced Unix user or just interested in learning more about this free operating system and how you can put it to work for you, this do-it-yourself BSD documentation will provide the information you need.The Complete FreeBSD is the second release in the O'Reilly Community Press Series. Unlike classic O'Reilly animal books, which are created to fill an information void, the Community Press titles provide convenient printed copies of documentation that is already available online. O'Reilly's role in the series is limited to providing manufacturing and distribution services rather than editorial development, so that each Community Press title reflects the editorial voice and organization of the community that has created it.

    FreeBSD Developer's Handbook

    By FreeBSD Documentation Project

    Samurai Media Limited
    Paperback (192 pages)

    FreeBSD Developer s Handbook
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    So here we are. System all installed and you are ready to start programming. But where to start? What does FreeBSD provide? What can it do for me, as a programmer? These are some questions which this chapter tries to answer. Of course, programming has different levels of proficiency like any other trade. For some it is a hobby, for others it is their profession. The information in this chapter might be aimed toward the beginning programmer; indeed, it could serve useful for the programmer unfamiliar with the FreeBSD platform.

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