By Æleen Frisch

ISBN-10: 0596003439

ISBN-13: 9780596003432

Crucial process Administration,3rd version is the definitive consultant for Unix approach management, overlaying the entire basic and crucial initiatives required to run such divergent Unix platforms as AIX, FreeBSD, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Tru64 and extra. crucial procedure management offers a transparent, concise, functional advisor to the real-world concerns that any one accountable for a Unix method faces day-by-day. the recent version of this necessary reference has been absolutely up to date for the entire newest working structures. much more importantly, it's been widely revised and extended to contemplate the present procedure administrative subject matters that directors want such a lot. crucial process Administration,3rd variation covers: DHCP, USB units, the newest automation instruments, SNMP and community administration, LDAP, PAM, and up to date protection instruments and strategies.

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Anyone can use this facility; it does not require superuser status. However, as with write and talk, only messages from the superuser override users’ mesg n commands. A good example of such a message would be to give advance warning of an imminent but unscheduled system shutdown. The Message of the Day Login time is a good time to communicate certain types of information to users. It’s one of the few times that you can be reasonably sure of having a user’s attention (sending a message to the screen won’t do much good if the user isn’t at the workstation).

Accordingly, the Unix view of files and its standard directory structure are among the first things a new administrator needs to know about. * The base of this tree is a directory called the root directory. The root directory has the special name / (the forward slash character).

One of SMIT’s most helpful features is command preview: if you click on the Command button or press F6, SMIT displays the command to be executed by the current dialog. This feature is illustrated in the window on the right in Figure 1-2. You can also go directly to any screen by including the corresponding fast path keyword on the smit command line. info Copyright © 2007 O’Reilly & Associates, Inc. All rights reserved. | 17 Why Menus and Icons Aren’t Enough Every site needs at least one experienced system administrator who can perform those tasks that are beyond the abilities of the administrative tool.

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