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Unix System Administration

Frank G. Fiamingo fgf+@osu.edu

University Technology Services The Ohio State University

© 1996 Frank G. Fiamingo, University Technology Services, The Ohio State University, 406 Baker Systems, 1971 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210.

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Also available via the Internet is Introduction to Unix:

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Acknowledgements: The author wishes to thank the following for helpful advice and discussions related to the material presented in this document: Harpal Chohan, Bob DeBula, Bob Manson, Steve Romig, and Bill Yang.

Table of Contents

PART I - Introduction
___CHAPTER 1 - Overview
___CHAPTER 2 - Disk Structure and Partitions
___CHAPTER 3 - Devices
___CHAPTER 4 - The UNIX File System
___CHAPTER 5 - File System Management
___CHAPTER 6 - Startup and Shutdown
___CHAPTER 7 - Operating System Installation
___CHAPTER 8 - Kernel Configuration
___CHAPTER 9 - Adding Hardware
___CHAPTER 10 - Special Files
___CHAPTER 11 - System Directories
___CHAPTER 12 - User accounts
___CHAPTER 13 - Daily System Administration
___CHAPTER 14 - Administration Tool & Solstice Adminsuite
___CHAPTER 15 - Package Administration
___CHAPTER 16 - Backup Procedures
PART II - Network Services
___CHAPTER 17 - Service Access Facility
___CHAPTER 18 - The Network
___CHAPTER 19 - Network Administration
___CHAPTER 20 - Distributed File System Administration
___CHAPTER 21 - Network Information Services (NIS and NIS+)
___CHAPTER 22 - Adding Clients
PART III - Selected Topics
___CHAPTER 23 - Usenet
___CHAPTER 24 - Useful Utilities
___CHAPTER 25 - Print Service
___CHAPTER 26 - Mail
___CHAPTER 27 - World Wide Web
___CHAPTER 28 - System Security
___CHAPTER 29 - Secure Shell, SSH
PART IV - Summary
___CHAPTER 30 - Summary of SunOS/Solaris Differences
___CHAPTER 31 - UTS UNIX Workstation Support

UNIX was a registered trademark of UNIX System Laboratories, Inc., and now is registered to the X/Open Consortium. Sun, SunOS, Solaris, SPARC, NFS, NIS, NIS+, JumpStart, OpenWindows, Sunview and SunInstall are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. Ultrix, Digital UNIX and DEC are trademarks of Digital Equipment Corporation. HP-UX is a trademark of Hewlett-Packard Co. IRIX is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. AIX is a trademark of International Business Machines, Inc. AT&T is a trademark of American Telephone and Telegraph, Inc. GNU is a trademark of the Free Software Foundation. X Window System is a trademark of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ethernet is a registered trademark of Xerox Corporation. Netscape is a copyright of Netscape Communications Crop. Mosaic is a copyright of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. All other products mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.

This publication is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. This publication may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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