Principles of Network and System Administration
For many years system administration has been passed on to new
generations through manual pages, technical handbooks and by word of
mouth. This book explains how the aims and guiding principles of
system administration can be treated as system engineering.
Principles of Network and System Administration Edition 2 Errata
The tilde character in URLs have disappeared and appear as a space. This applies
to all references. The reason is a latex problem. Be aware that funny looking
spaces in URLs are probably tildes (~).
- All index entries after the length telnet trace in section 9.8.2 are
wrong, due to a reformatting font change and a lack of update on the typesetter's
- A reprint of the book is now in press (spring 2002), which corrects
several poorly phrased, ambiguous sentences and some copying errors.
- A hard link is not a duplicate inode, as stated in the book, but a duplicate
directory reference to the same inode, hence one cannot link over multiple
filesystems (which have independent inode sets).
- On page 151 of Network and System administration, 2nd edition, I found
[...] Administrators edit the file /etc/master.password [...]
It should read:
[...] Administrators edit the file /etc/master.passwd [...]