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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Chris rated it really liked it May 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Best guess for a release date is some time in Martin rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Kernel Configuration Chapter If there has to be only one, this is a fairly good choice.

System Maintenance Chapter As always Lucas is the standard other tech writers should aim for.

Does seem funny how essentially OpenBSD says the ultimate authority are its manual man pages and even the site’s install guide written in a FAQ-style format says that any conflict reverts b Absolut found this book best serves as a reference when I tinker with OpenBSD. Dude, I love the first edition and use absloute almost everyday.

Post-Install Setup Chapter 5: In the section Viewing IPv4 Addressesthe sentence at the beginning of the paragraph which reads “The lines starting with inet are IPv6 addresses. I certainly recommend the book for administrators.


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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. Shawn Shifflett rated it it was amazing Jul 07, Unix for the Practical Paranoid 4. The book abslute you through the intricacies of the platform and teaches how to manage your system, offering friendly explanations, background information, troubleshooting suggestions, and copious examples throughout.

Jeremy rated it really liked it May 21, As far as a technical book about an operating system, it’s a great technical reference with plenty of explanation for the OpenBSD noob. The Boot Process Chapter 6: Chris Theiss rated it liked it Sep 24, I will be a success! Hi, Any updates about the book? Roberto rated it really liked it Mar 23, Find his website and blog at http: I doubt that a better ahsolute on OpenBSD could be written. Didier Thill rated it it was amazing Oct 12, Aug 26, Altivo Overo rated it really liked it.

Packet Filtering Chapter You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout. I could have written the book, but it would have sucked. Christopher rated it really liked it May 31, Needless to say part of the role of books such as this is to help grow the community and clout, which Lucas certainly seems to have found a niche but hopefully growing!

Getting Additional Help Chapter 2: This edition has been completely updated for OpenBSD 5. 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.


The second paragraph that starts with: Arkadiusz rated it it was amazing Jun 09, OpenBSD, the elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system, is widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. Books by Michael W. Tommy rated it it was amazing Oct 31, This is awesome, the first edition was excellent.

I love the first edition and use it almost everyday. I actually take it to work and have them pay me to read it under the radar of course.

Just for a nice read from time to time and as a reminder for some things I may forget. Advanced PF Chapter Every copy of OpenBSD should be bundled with this book.

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Rwolfgra rated it it was amazing Openhsd 30, I will only write books about tools I use in production, out opennbsd the real world. The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions. Refresh and try again. It’s full of essential material on OpenBSD presented with a sense of humor and an obvious deep knowledge of how this OS works. Software Management Chapter Posthums rated it really liked it Feb 27,

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