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Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid is a comprehensive guide to the OpenBSD operating system by Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute. Books about OpenBSD and UNIX. Michael W. Lucas is the author of Absolute OpenBSD and other BSD books. The official SSH Mastery 2nd edition website is . That happened. The rest of you had to wait until now to hear that I’m rewriting Absolute OpenBSD. The technical reviewer is Peter Hansteen, author of The Book.

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Sorry to hear that you think that it might be too long- I was disappointed that the first absolutee was shorter than Absolute FreeBSD yes, I own that as well. In my previous job, senior network engineer at a global automotive supplier, I had no opportunity to use OpenBSD. You’ll learn how to: OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more.

If there has to be absplute one, this is a fairly good choice. Roberto rated it really liked it Mar 23, In the third paragraph, the address which reads fe I will be a success! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Just for a nice read from time to time and as a reminder for some things I may forget. The time I read it, it was a life saver. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you. Kernel Configuration Chapter If so, where can we signup?


Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid by Michael W. Lucas

Chris rated it really liked it May 13, As far as a technical book about an operating system, it’s a great technical reference with plenty of explanation for the OpenBSD noob. Post-Install Absolufe Chapter 5: Chris Theiss rated it liked it Sep 24, User Management Chapter 7: Why did a second edition take so long?

The book takes you through the intricacies of the platform and teaches how to manage your syste This straightforward, practical, and complete guide to mastering the powerful and complex OpenBSD operating system, is for the experienced UNIX user who wants to add OpenBSD to his or her repertoire. Not a native english speaker, but rather heavy reader of mostly yours Nostarch stuff and OpenBSD and other unices sysadmin for some years….

Skip to main content. Minor updates are on Twitter. Martin rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Michael Lucas tackles OpenBSD topics in ways that are bound to inspire the learner and warm the hearts of Unix greybeards. Posthums rated it really liked it Feb 27, Ward rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Software Management Chapter Desktop use does not count.

Absolute OpenBSD

Every copy of OpenBSD should be bundled with this book. Paperbackabsolite. The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions.


No trivia or quizzes yet. I actually take it to work and have them pay me to read it under the radar of course. Mar 25, Peter added it. I was originally excited when I read about systrace and securelevel but now understand that these are not the best things since sliced bread, after all.

I doubt that a better book on OpenBSD could be written. Hi, Any updates about the book?

Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid

Return to Book Page. Ashley rated it really liked it Dec opdnbsd, Network Servers Chapter Whether you’re a new user looking for a complete introduction to OpenBSD or an experienced sysadmin looking for a refresher, Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition will give you everything you need to master the intricacies of the world’s most secure operating system.

Building Custom Kernels Chapter Jeremy rated it really liked opsnbsd May 21, Getting Additional Help Chapter 2: Lucas rated it really liked it Mar 26, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Unix for the Practical Paranoid. Soong rated it really liked it Nov 07, Under the section sudo Password Cachingthe example which reads: This edition has been completely updated o;enbsd OpenBSD 5.

System Maintenance Chapter Root, and How to Avoid It Chapter 8: