REVIEW - Automating UNIX and Linux Administration

Title:

Automating UNIX and Linux Administration

Author:

Kirk Bauer

ISBN:

1590592123

Publisher:

Apress (2003)

Pages:

600pp

Reviewer:

Paul F. Johnson

Reviewed:

February 2004

Rating:

★★★★★

If you're a sysadmin - get this book, you won't be sorry.

While automating a system is the dream of all sysadmins, there is such a thing as too much automation. Thankfully, this book recognises it.

It covers just about everything a sysadmin needs to know, using the common Unix/Linux tool-chain available to all as well as the pitfalls and how to ensure your systems stay secure.

It is based around the RedHat flavour of Linux (which is even better for me given my servers at work are all RedHat 9 or Fedora boxes) and demonstrates how to get the best out of the system. The book also covers the sticky subject of if to patch or install from fresh to building an RPM environment.

If you're a sysadmin - get this book, you won't be sorry. Highly Recommended.


Book cover image courtesy of Open Library.