Unix System Administration

Unix System Administration by Frank G. Fiamingo is freely available online. Systems administration is the installation and maintenance of the UNIX computer system. The system administrator will need to maintain the software and hardware for the system.


This includes hardware configuration, software installation, reconfiguration of the kernel, networking, and anything else that’s required to make the system work and keep it running in a satisfactory manner. To do this the system administrator can assume superuser, or root, privileges to perform many tasks not normally available to the average user of the system.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Disk Structure and Partitions
  • Devices
  • The UNIX File System
  • File System Management
  • Startup and Shutdown
  • Operating System Installation
  • Kernel Configuration
  • Adding Hardware
  • Special Files
  • System Directories
  • User accounts
  • Daily System Administration
  • Administration Tool & Solstice Adminsuite
  • Package Administration
  • Backup Procedures
  • Service Access Facility
  • The Network
  • Network Administration
  • Distributed File System Administration
  • Network Information Services (NIS and NIS+)
  • Adding Clients
  • Usenet
  • Useful Utilities
  • Print Service
  • Mail
  • World Wide Web
  • System Security
  • Secure Shell, SSH
  • Summary of SunOS/Solaris Differences
  • UTS UNIX Workstation Support

Book Details

Author(s): Frank G. Fiamingo
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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