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"The book is such fun, that it has become a great way to test the memory and knowledge of other admins with quickfire questions over a drink. Overall the book is an excellent source of quick fixes for common problems." Linux Magazine, August 2003 "Definitely one for the bookshelf." Computer Shopper, March 2004
Rob Flickenger has been a professional systems administrator for more than 10 years, and all around hacker for as long as he can remember. Rob enjoys spreading the good word of open networks, open standards, and ubiquitous wireless networking. His current professional project is Metrix Communication LLC, which provides wireless hardware and software that embodies the same open source principles he rants about in his books. Rob also works with the U.N. and various international organizations to bring these ideas to places where communications infrastructure is badly needed. He hopes that all of this effort is contributing toward the ultimate goal of infinite bandwidth everywhere for free. He is the author of Linux Server Hacks, Wireless Hacks, and Building Wireless Community Networks (which is in its second edition).
The challenge: Accessing my Linux workstation at work from my Linux workstation at home.
A colleage suggested I take a look at SSH port forwarding. Read more
Gives clear and succint solutions to a set of common problems that Linux admins or users may run into. I like the cookbook style approach and the concise format.Published on March 10 2004 by Kishantha Galappatti
This well written guidebook covers a hundred real-life time saving scripts and command-line magic.
Everything your local *nix guru knows that you don't; narrow the gap! Read more
This book is less about Linux internals and more about certain tools that are "commonly" associated with Linux. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003 by Pankaj Kumar
If you want some really good tips into making your port of linux better and more efficient, this is your book!Published on Sept. 18 2003 by Eric Kent
The technical hints and tips in this book are unmatched. But the way flickenger referrs to hackers as 'naturally anti-authoritarian' in the beginning is simply stupid. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003
I found this book quite helpful. Since I am a sysadmin, I need to often attempt various configurations and installtions. Read morePublished on July 16 2003 by Dave Geare
This is a good book for Linux enthusiasts, and a great book for sys admins. The book covers a wide range of material, and while I'm likely to only use a fraction of the tips in... Read morePublished on July 3 2003
This is a great book for anyone who uses Linux. Many of the tips are simple and straight forward. Anyone who has a specific need would probably come up with the same idea by... Read morePublished on May 9 2003 by D. Cummins