UNIX System Manager's Manual (SMM)

.4 Berkeley Software Distribution

June, 1993

      This volume contains manual pages and supplementary documents useful to system administrators. The information in these documents applies to the 4.4BSD system as distributed by U.C. Berkeley.

Reference Manual - Section 8 (8)

System Installation and Administration

The definitive reference document for those occasions when you find you need to start over again.
In-depth discussions of the use and operation of the config program, and how to build your very own Unix kernel.
A reference document for using the fsck program during times of file system distress.
A light introduction to the techniques for limiting the use of disc resources.
A description of the 4.4BSD file system organization, design and implementation.
An overview of the design, implementation, and use of NFS on 4.4BSD.
This document describes the structure and installation procedure for the line printer spooling system.
The last word in installing and operating the sendmail program.
An overview document on the design and implementation of sendmail.
Setting up and operating the name to Internet addressing software. If you have a network this will be of interest.
Describes how to maintain time synchronization between machines in a local network.
The protocols and algorithms used by timed, the network time synchronization daemon.
Automatically mounting file systems on demand.
Describes the implementation of uucp; for the installer and administrator.
Describes UUCP, a program for communicating files between UNIX systems.
Hints on how to break UNIX, and how to avoid your system being broken.
How the bad guys used to be able to break the password algorithm, and why they cannot now (at least not so easily).
A concise description of the system interfaces used within the networking subsystem.
The Practical Extraction and Report Language is ideal for writing those pesky adminitration scripts.