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Book:   Linux Server Hacks
Subject:   Awesomely good
Date:   2005-03-06 05:28:18
From:   Jez Humble
Rating:  StarStarStarStarStar

As someone who has worked with Linux servers for years and also has one at home, I have to say this book totally rocks. I like to think I know a thing or two about running Linux servers, but I've learned lots of new things from this book.

All the things which you know you should sort out and have been nagging at the back of your mind are covered in this little volume, from backups to cryptography infrastructure (ssh/ssl) to security. In addition to the big stuff, there's lots of useful one-liners such as how to easily get a list of big files on your disk, recursive search-and-replace on your filesystem and backing up to CD, all collected together in one place.

This is easily the best money I have ever spent on a non-programming-related technical book. It takes a lot to put the fun back into system administration, but Rob Flickenger has done a fine job. Go Rob.