Network Administration with FreeBSD 7
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- Set up and manage networking on FreeBSD
- Virtualization with FreeBSD Jails, IPFW and PF
- Configure interfaces, protocols, and routing
Book DetailsLanguage : English
Paperback : 280 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : April 2008
ISBN : 1847192645
ISBN 13 : 9781847192646
Author(s) : Babak Farrokhi
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Open Source
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: System Configuration—Disks
Chapter 2: System Configuration—Keeping it Updated
Chapter 3: System Configuration—Software Package Management
Chapter 4: System Configuration—System Management
Chapter 5: System Configuration—Jails
Chapter 6: System Configuration—Tuning Performance
Chapter 7: Network Configuration—Basics
Chapter 8: Network Configuration—Tunneling
Chapter 9: Network Configuration—PPP
Chapter 10: Network Configuration—Routing and Bridging
Chapter 11: Network Configuration—IPv6
Chapter 12: Network Configuration—Firewalls
Chapter 13: Network Services—Internet Servers
Chapter 14: Network Services—Local Network Services
It should be stressed that the book is very practical oriented and focuses on how to get services working by providing examples and configuration file excerpts. Administrators of other UNIX-style operating systems such as Linux that want to move to FreeBSD, I believe, will find the book quite useful.
I'd say the book is targeted to users beginning with FreeBSD but at least some experience (even if it's only cursory) with Unix or Linux systems administration (e.g. it's assumed that you know that you want to set up IP addresses on the network interfaces). For this audience, it gets full marks.
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What you will learn from this book
- Monitor system performance and security
- Secure your network with Jails
- Tweak parameters to overcome bottlenecks
- Configure interfaces with ifconfig
- Test and debug connectivity
- Configure PPP networking
- Control IP and IPv6 routing with routed and route6d
- Run OSPF and BGP with OpenOSPFD and OpenBGPD
- Configure an IPFW firewall and PF packet filtering
- Set up internet services on your FreeBSD server
This book is a guide to FreeBSD for network administrators; therefore it does not cover basic installation and configuration of FreeBSD, but is about using FreeBSD to build, secure, and maintain networks.
After introducing the basic tools for monitoring the performance and security of the system the book moves on to cover using jailsâ€”FreeBSD virtual environmentsâ€”to virtually run multiple instances of FreeBSD on the same hardware. Then it shows how to overcome the different bottlenecks that you may meet depending on the services you are running by tweaking different parameters to maintain a high performance from your FreeBSD server. Next it covers using the ifconfig utility to configure interfaces with different layer protocols and about connectivity testing and debugging tools. After covering using User PPP or Kernel PPP for Point-to-Point Protocol network configuration it explains basic IP forwarding in FreeBSD and the use of the built-in routing daemons, routed and route6d, which support RIPv1, RIPv2, RIPng, and RDISC. Next it covers the OpenOSPFD and OpenBGPD daemons that you can install to run OSPF and BGP on your host. Then it covers setup and configuration of IPFW and PF, and finally looks at some important internet services and how to set them up on your FreeBSD server.
The book is a guide to Network admins who are interested in extracting full potential of FreeBSD. Securityâ€”one of everlasting concerns in the IT industryâ€”can be tackled very effectively in FreeBSD. How do you do it? Read the book and find out. You can then move on to learn intricacies of FreeBSD. Just tweak a few parameters to make the network suit your environment.
This book first covers the basics on each topic clearly and then gives examples, so that you understand the topic clearly and can work on it independently after you have worked through the book.
Who this book is for
This book is for Network Administrators who would like to work with FreeBSD and are looking for skills beyond installation and configuration of FreeBSD.