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As the author points out, SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is not a program or even a language, it is a protocol. This is disturbingly assumed, though not explicitly stated, in some of the earlier works I have reviewed on the subject. It is easy to understand the frustration of readers who may plough through entire volumes and come out still wondering how on earth they are supposed to use this SNMP "thing." This book, by narrowing the focus slightly, is more able to concentrate on that aspect of use. It is, however, directed at programmers of network management tools rather than directly at network managers. Part one, on SNMP basics, gives the fundamentals, albeit in a somewhat reduced form. Chapter one covers some history b... Rest of this review on the detail page
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James Gosling probably didn't intend it that way, but Java has a lot to answer for. It was the "proof of concept" for the theory that if you throw a sufficient number of adjectives at a new technology it becomes worthwhile. Why else would we be told that UML (Unified Modeling Language) is a "general-purpose, broadly applicable, tool- supported, industry-standardized modeling language?" Part one introduces UML. Chapter one presents some basics, including a history and a description of standards documentation. Interestingly, while the preface claims all of technology as the field for UML, the history makes it clear that the language arose from object-oriented methodology, and makes the case for UML both more limited and clearer: UML may... Rest of this review on the detail page
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A practical guide for UNIX users at all levels. Coverage includes installation, architecture and operating principles, essential commands and options, optimization, shell programming, system management, communications, graphical user interfaces, and more.
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This book is for intermediate users--those who can get into Unix and knock around until they accomplish their goals, but who don't know enough about the operating system to really enjoy it. Author John Montgomery, with his fun prose, communicates the pleasure that can come from knowing how to use a powerful tool. He gives you plenty of how information and lots of why information, but it's the humor and mystery he mixes in that make you start to love Unix the way he does. For example, The Underground Guide to Unix devotes several big, well-written chapters to files, appropriately treating them as the center of the Unix universe. The chapters contain practical explanations of umask, chmod, rm, grep, and the rest of the Unix file-management to... Rest of this review on the detail page
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This work is a thorough and readable coverage of UNIX security concerns and provisions. There is conceptual background material, but also practical, hands-on features, functions and uses. There is coverage topics including of file systems security, account security, process security, cryptography, network security, monitoring of security, security aspects of programming, hardware support for security, and numerous appendices. As might be expected with David Ferbrache onboard, the discussion of viruses is the best I have ever seen in a general work, although brief. Those interested in specialty areas may want further details (and the appendices tell you where to find them), but for most system administrators or security managers this... Rest of this review on the detail page
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