FreeBSD Handbook

FreeBSD Handbook

“The FreeBSD Handbook” is the primary source of documentation produced by the FreeBSD Documentation Project. 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.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Installing FreeBSD
  • UNIX Basics
  • Installing Applications: Packages and Ports
  • The X Window System
  • Desktop Applications
  • Multimedia
  • Configuring the FreeBSD Kernel
  • Printing
  • Linux Binary Compatibility
  • Configuration and Tuning
  • The FreeBSD Booting Process
  • Users and Basic Account Management
  • Security
  • Jails
  • Mandatory Access Control
  • Security Event Auditing
  • Storage
  • GEOM: Modular Disk Transformation Framework
  • File Systems Support
  • The Vinum Volume Manager
  • Virtualization
  • Localization – I18N/L10N Usage and Setup
  • Updating and Upgrading FreeBSD
  • DTrace
  • Serial Communications
  • PPP and SLIP
  • Electronic Mail
  • Network Servers
  • Firewalls
  • Advanced Networking

Book Details

Author(s): Nik Clayton and Murray Stokely
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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