Automating System Administration with Perl
Tools to Make You More Efficient
|Published:||Jun 05 2009|
|Posted:||Nov 19 2014|
|Book size:||4.96 MB|
If you do systems administration work of any kind, you have to deal with the growing complexity of your environment and increasing demands on your time. Automating System Administration with Perl, Second Edition, not only offers you the right tools for your job, but also suggests the best way to approach specific problems and to securely automate recurring tasks. Updated and expanded to cover the latest operating systems, technologies, and Perl modules, this edition of the "Otter Book" will help you: Manage user accounts Monitor filesystems and processes Work with configuration files in important formats such as XML and YAML Administer databases, including MySQL, MS-SQL, and Oracle with DBI Work with directory services like LDAP and Active Directory Script email protocols and spam control Effectively create, handle, and analyze log files Administer network name and configuration services, including NIS, DNS and DHCP Maintain, monitor, and map network services, using technologies and tools such as SNMP, nmap, libpcap, GraphViz and RRDtool Improve filesystem, process, and network security This edition includes additional appendixes to get you up to speed on technologies such as XML/XPath, LDAP, SNMP, and SQL. With this book in hand and Perl in your toolbox, you can do more with less--fewer resources, less effort, and far less hassle.
A Course for Beginners
This course is intended to be a basic introduction to UNIX system administration. It is not intended to be en encyclopedic reference; it is designed to introduce the UNIX system to you, and equip you with basic skills to manage and run your own systems. You will learn to use Solaris 11.3, the latest version of the UNIX operating system. The goal is to get you used to working in a UNIX-like way rather than teaching you every possible command or technique....
Managing multi-platform environments with Perl
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