The Complete FreeBSD

The Complete FreeBSD

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.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Before you install
  • Quick installation
  • Shared OS installation
  • Installing FreeBSD
  • Post-installation configuration
  • The tools of the trade
  • Taking control
  • The Ports Collection
  • File systems and devices
  • Disks
  • The Vinum Volume Manager
  • Writing CD-Rs
  • Tapes, backups and floppy disks
  • Printers
  • Networks and the Internet
  • Configuring the local network
  • Connecting to the Internet
  • Serial communications
  • Configuring PPP
  • The Domain Name Service
  • Firewalls, IP aliasing and proxies
  • Network debugging
  • Basic network access
  • Electronic mail
  • XFree86 in depth
  • Starting and stopping the system
  • FreeBSD configuration files
  • Keeping up to date
  • Updating the system software
  • Custom kernels

Book Details

Author(s): Greg Lehey
Format(s): PDF, PostScript
File size: 5.00 MB
Number of pages: 720
Link: Download.

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