Make no mistake about it…..Whether you are a novice or a system administrator, you need this book in your library. Unlike other FreeBSD books out there which basically copy the online handbook, Dru Lavigne compiled literally hundreds of FreeBSD tricks in this new book. You won’t be disappointed!
Dru Lavigne’s popular column has been updated, improved, and compiled into a new book, The Best of FreeBSD Basics.
Dru wrote over 110 articles (over 250 web pages) documenting her (Free)BSD experiences starting in early 2000.
Being the meticulous sort, I had a journal of all of the attempts, error messages, and successes I had encountered since stumbling upon freebsd.org through an Internet search (from the book preface.)
It says ‘FreeBSD’ in the title, but I’d think everything that isn’t specifically related to FreeBSD ports applies to every BSD OS. The book is available at Amazon.com.
Dru Lavigne has reviewed “The Book of PF – A No-Nonsense Guide to the OpenBSD Firewall“. Peter N.M. Hansteen, the writer, has written this book as an expanded follow-up to his very popular online PF tutorial. PF (Packet Filter) is a robust packet filter that originated in OpenBSD and that has been ported to FreeBSD.
Dru concludes here short review with:
All in all, this book is very readable and a must-have resource for anyone who deals with firewall configurations. If you’ve heard good things about PF and have been thinking of giving it a go, this book is definitely for you. Start at the beginning and before you know it you’ll be through the book and quite the PF guru. Even if you’re already a PF guru, this is still a good book to keep on the shelf to refer to in thorny situations or to lend to colleagues.
Check the book details and other reviews here on Amazon. Recommended Buy.
The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce the kicking off of the 2007 Fall Fundraising campaign by auctioning off the first copy of the book Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition. You can be the first one to own this book, while helping the FreeBSD Project and community. This book was generously donated by Michael Lucas, the author, and he will include a signed authentic laser-printed Certificate of Authenticity, and a signed bookplate.To bid on this phenomenal guide to FreeBSD go to: ebay.com.
All proceeds will go to the Foundation. If you’re not interested in bidding on the book you can still support the FreeBSD Foundation by donating.