Essential System Administration

Errata for Essential System Administration

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page xx
preface

In the summary of Chapter 13, last line COPS NOW READS: CUPS

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 10
syntax string near the bottom

host=command(s) NOW READS: host = command(s) [: host = command(s) ...]

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 11
top, example configuration file code

HAS BEEN CORRECTED to read: # User specifications: who can do what where root ALL = ALL %chem CHEM = SHUTDOWN, MOUNT chavez PHYSICS = MOUNT : achilles = /sbin/swapon harvey ALL = NOPASSWD: SHUTDOWN BACKUPOPS ALL, !CHEM = BACKUP, /usr/local/bin

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 49
IN PRINT: Last line of last code sample

"/public/web/apache/htdocs" NOW READS: "/public/web2/apache/htdocs"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 65
Table 2-9

In the tape devices row, a missing carriage return, HAS BEEN ADDED, correcting the previous misalignment of labels in column 1. "Nonrewinding" is NOW CORRECTLY opposite /dev/nrmtn

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 66
Table at bottom of page

"Description" of lscfg -v -l device entry for "AIX" Unix version: NOW READS: Device configuration detail. Command & Description ADDED to "AIX" Unix version: lsattr -E -H -l device Display device attributes. Commands & Descriptions for "FreeBSD" Unix version revised, to NOW READ: pciconf -l -v List PCI devices. camcontrol devlist List SCSI devices. Command & Description for "Linux" Unix version DELETED: dmesg Boot messages identify all devices. Command & Description for "Solaris" Unix version ADDED: dmesg Boot messages identify all devices. Footnote for command "dmesg" ADDED to table: dmesg is also availabel under FreeBSD, HP-UX, and Linux. Table's Footnote "a" REVISED as follows: Unfortunately, the getdev and devattr commands are often of limited use. Note: a pdf of the corrected page 66 can be found here - http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003432/errata/ch02.pdf

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 158
top of page, excerpt from inittab file, section headed run level changes

r1:1:wait:/sbin/shutdown -y -iS -g0 >/dev/console 2>&1 r2:23:wait:/etc/rc2 >/dev/console 2>&1 </dev/console NOW READS: r1:1:wait:/sbin/shutdown -y -iS -g0 >/dev/console 2>&1 r2:23:wait:/etc/rc2 >/dev/console 2>&1 </dev/console

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 196
IN PRINT: 3rd line, 1st paragraph

"Traditionally, this is a Class C address and so..." NOW READS: "Traditionally, this is a Class B address and so..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 207
IN PRINT: 5th bulleted paragraph, 2nd sentence

"...it will tries when it reaches 87.[line break] 5% of..." NOW READS: "...it will try when it reaches 87.5% of..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 264
Last sentence

The sentence says "... the following command creates a new group named design and assigns users ..." NOW READS: "... the following command creates a new group named webart and assigns users ..."

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2005
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Page 280
caption under table 6-9

Copa Cabana NOW READS: Copacabana

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 289
Table 6-10; In Inactivity period entry

AIX: chuser minage=weeks NOW READS: AIX: chuser maxexpired=weeks In Expiration date entry: AIX: chuser minage=weeks NOW READS: AIX: chuser expires=MMDDhhmmy

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 319
IN PRINT: paragraph before "Using OpenLDAP" section, last sentence

"The gq utility is pictured in Figures 6-12 and 6-13." NOW READS: "The gq utility is pictured in Figures 6-13 and 6-14."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 319
Paragraph immediately above the header "Using LDAP For User Authentication"

http://www.mouthpoint.ch/oliver/kldap/ NOW READS: http://www.mountpoint.ch/oliver/kldap/

Anonymous    Jul 01, 2005
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Page 320

The URL to PADL Software http://www.padl.org. HAS BEEN CHANGED TO: http://www.padl.com/

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 359
POSIX Access Control Lists

==================================== The statements about Linux systems are no longer always true: * On some Linux systems, ACL support must be added manually, although some current distributions now include it by default. * Not all filesystem types require the acl mount option.

Anonymous   
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Page 360

======== The statements about how Linux group ACEs are applied are not correct. Linux interprets ACLs in the same way that Solaris and Tru64 do. Thus, the final sentence of the second bullet and the two following paragraphs (including the example) should be disregarded.

Anonymous   
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Page 386
last paragraph

The last sentence on the page reads: "Only then will yoxu be in a position ..." NOW READS: "Only then will you be in a position ..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 421
IN PRINT: 2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence

"...after the release data." NOW READS: "...after the release date."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 589
last line

"Reject if the hostname in the SMPT" should be SMTP.

Anonymous   
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Page 678
example commands at the bottom; In the 4th command

metainit d22 -n d20 NOW READS: metainit d22 -m d20

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 729
last line on the page

-name `*.o' NOW READS: -name '*.o'

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 738
2nd last para. before -r option.

"(described later in this section)" This phrase HAS BEEN DELETED from the sentence. p. 784--Inline Heading "/etc/gettyab file" NOW READS: /etc/gettytab file"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 747
Missing footnote

CONFIRMED ERRATA FROM AUTHOR The missing footnote reference mark goes at the end of the first paragraph on that page (continued from the previous page). Footnote text: For simplicity, we are neglecting the overlap in the incremental backup set that occurs on successive days. For example, on the third day, 30% is the right figure only if the files that changed are completely distinct from the ones that changed on the second day. If we assume the change rate is uniform across all files, the actual change is 30% - (15%*15%) = 27.75%. Ignoring this effect makes the figure's block size and the table's numbers come out much prettier.

Anonymous   
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Page 899
IN PRINT: 3rd paragraph, second sentence

"...it will sometimes indicates how..." NOW READS: "...it will sometimes indicate how..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 913
middle

# process arguments set prompt [lindex $argv 0] NOW READS: # process arguments set prompt [lindex $argv 0]

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2004
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Page 1020
IN PRINT: 7th paragraph, last sentence

"You can do so my editing the..." NOW READS: "You can do so by editing the..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 1023
IN PRINT: 4th paragraph

"...directories with large numbers of file." NOW READS: "...directories with large numbers of files."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003
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Page 1073
IN PRINT: 4th paragraph, first sentence

"The books 'Unix is a Nutshell:System V Edition,'..." NOW READS: "The books 'Unix in a Nutshell:System V Edition,'..."

Anonymous    Oct 01, 2003