By Trent R. Hein (CompSci’91), Ben Whaley (CompSci’04), Dan Mackin (ElEngr’08), Evi Nemeth and Garth Snyder
(Addison-Wesley Professional, 1232 pages; 2017)

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Unix and Linux book coverUNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook, Fifth Edition, is today’s guide to installing, configuring, and maintaining any UNIX or Linux system, including systems that supply core Internet and cloud infrastructure.

Updated for new distributions and cloud environments, this comprehensive guide covers best practices for every facet of system administration, including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and the management of IT service organizations. The authors—world-class, hands-on technologists—offer indispensable new coverage of cloud platforms, the DevOps philosophy, continuous deployment, containerization, monitoring, and many other essential topics.Whatever your role in running systems and networks built on UNIX or Linux, this conversational, well-written guide will improve your efficiency and help solve your knottiest problems.

About the CU authors: Trent R. Hein (CompSci’91) is a serial entrepreneur who is passionate about practical cybersecurity and automation. Outside of technology, he loves hiking, skiing, fly fishing, camping, bluegrass, dogs, and the Oxford comma. Ben Whaley (CompSci’04) is the founder of WhaleTech, an independent consultancy. He was honored by Amazon as one of the first AWS Community Heroes. Dan Mackin (ElEngr’08) applies Linux and other open source technologies not only in his day job, but also to automation, monitoring, and weather metrics collection projects at home. Dan loves spending time with his wife and dog, skiing, movies, sailing, and backcountry touring.