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The long-awaited and completely revised second edition of what has become the FreeBSD bible. FreeBSD committer Michael W. Lucas has brought the book up to date for FreeBSD 7.x, with the help of two dozen expert FreeBSD technical reviewers. This second edition of Absolute FreeBSD is sure to remain the perfect resource for FreeBSD system administrators. This straightforward, practical, and comprehensive book takes the reader through the intricacies of the platform; teaches how to build, configure, and manage a FreeBSD server; and offers friendly explanations, background information, troubleshooting suggestions, and copious examples throughout. Coverage includes installation, backing up, using the GEOM disk tools and exporting disk devices across the network, choosing a kernel scheduler, building your own embedded devices, setting up diskless FreeBSD, implementing the latest anti-spam and antivirus techniques, and much more.

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