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Linux Administration Handbook (2nd Edition)
Linux Administration Handbook (2nd Edition)
by Trent R. Hein
Edition: Paperback
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I expected more from this book..., February 24, 2007
I was not particularly impressed with this book compared to the third edition of UNIX Administration Handbook (which I hold in higher esteem) and which is much thinner.

Although the LINUX Administration Handbook has 200 pages more, it seems more like an excerpt of the above.

I was amazed that in the 1000 pages(!) of the book, only one page was mentioning SElinux -- although there is a dedicated section about "Linux Security". Many distributions switch on SElinux by default.
How can the authors have missed writing about SElinux, where this is an integral part of all new kernels, and it's an integral part of securing LINUX?

I was also amazed that the section about LDAP and OpenLDAP is very thin as well.
The section about "Wireless Networking" is totally inadequate for providing any practical help with setting up clients on laptops.

Looking at the book makes me wonder if the authors get payed by the page, rather than content.

This book seems more like "cut + paste" art, than a complete LINUX reference.

I agree with 'Book Reader "JRR"'s assessment: the authors seem to be out-of-touch with LINUX / UNIX.

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