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Using csh & tcsh (Nutshell Handbooks)

If you use UNIX, you probably use csh to type commands even if you’ve never heard of it. It’s the standard shell (command line) on most UNIX systems. tcsh is an enhanced version that’s freely available and highly recommended.Using csh & tcsh describes from the beginning how to use these shells interactively. More important, …

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Essential System Administration (Nutshell Handbooks)

Essential System Administration takes an in-depth look at the fundamentals of Unix system administration in a real-world, heterogeneous environment. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced administrator, you’ll quickly be able to apply its principles and advice to your everyday problems.The book approaches Unix system administration from the perspective of your job — the routine …

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What You Need To Know: When You Can’t Find Your UNIX System Administrator

If you use UNIX, you know that it can be a technically challenging environment. And if you’re like most users, you have a job to do aside from exploring your operating system — like analyzing that hot new stock, running another experiment, or typesetting another report.What happens when you have problems? What happens when the system …

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DNS and BIND discusses one of the Internet’s fundamental building blocks: the distributed host information database that’s responsible for translating names into addresses, routing mail to its proper destination, and many other services. As the authors write in the preface, if you’re using the Internet, you’re already using DNS — even if you don’t know it.The third …

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Managing NFS and NIS (Nutshell Handbooks)

A modern computer system that is not part of a network is an anomaly. But managing a network and getting it to perform well can be a problem. This book describes two tools that are absolutely essential to distributed computing environments: the Network Filesystem (NFS) and the Network Information System (formerly called the “yellow pages” or YP).The Network …

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