Paperback: 608 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (September 21, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.6 x 9.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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There are lots of Solaris books on the market, most of which are horrible. This book is the only book that I've seen that covers the OS very completely in a very small page count. Subjects like RBAC, NIS, NFS, ACL's, and other topics that are typically confusing and lengthy reads are presented in this book in only a few short paragraphs but with absolute clarity. Other books talk about something, this book teaches you how it works and how to do it without all the pointless chatter.Everything presented in this book applies to Solaris 10 as well, it simply lacks coverage of the wide range of new features such as SMF, Zones, DTrace, etc. But don't let that stop you from buying this book!While the book might seem like a beginners only book, I find it invaluable as a Sr SA. Its extremely embarousing when someone asks you to do something with Solaris that you haven't done for a long time. A common example is working with Sendmail on Solaris... if you spend a lot of time using Postfix or other mail systems it can be a real pain to remember where Sun puts things and how to interact with the stock Sendmail in Solaris. This book has saved me from reading piles of man pages and pulling out full length O'Rielly books to simply remember some simple topic that I just haven't dealt with in a while.Beginner or Expert, this the best Solaris book to have at arms reach. Period.
This book is carefully written by explaining and giving you examples on how to use the tools mostly used by Solaris System Administrators in their day-to-day administration of Solaris OE.This book doesn't tackles installation but rather giving you the answer on how to successfully administer Solaris OE. This book address the chapters which is considered missing in most Solaris Administration book. What I like most in this book which is missing in the other books are Booting and Halting the system, Shells, Swap Space, Local Area Network and more.With this book, who needs man pages?
If you know already a system unix-like this book it is perfect in order to understand Solaris. Clearly, simple and precise in the examples. Don't choose this book if you are new to systems unix-like.
Excuse me for my English, but I am Italian!The book is truly useful in order to handle Solaris 9. I know linux, and I find that with this book the answers on solaris are indeed exhausting. The book is clear, simple, and useful also for me (I'm italian) and the my english is not perfect. This book is truly perfect if you already know an operating system unix-like; therefore if you want to become a good administrator of a true system unix this book is for you!
High quality content! I knew it was going to be a great book just after finishing the 1st chapter. On a topic per topic comparison, they write much more clearly than any other Unix book out there. The chapter on "packages" alone was worth the price of the entire book. I haven't read a Unix book that explained this aspect as well as these guys. Hope to see more quality books to come from these guys.
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