Linux System Administration

Errata for Linux System Administration

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

The following errata were submitted by our customers and approved as valid errors by the author or editor.

Color Key: Serious Technical Mistake Minor Technical Mistake Language or formatting error Typo Question Note Update



Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 13 & 14
IP address in example

there is a mistake in a ip address used in the examples on pages 13 & 14 - 70.153.258.42 it should be: 70.153.158.42

Anonymous   
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Page 20
Remove the empty first line in the output of rndc command.

Anonymous   
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Page 32
In the middle of p. 32, [_Code_] # ehlo localhost should have the # removed.

Anonymous   
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Page 41
The first paragraph should read “Bind first looks to see if a local DNS server exists within the local domain in the event DNS servers are internal.” Instead of “The first line searches for a server in the local domain.”

Anonymous   
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Page 44
At the top of p. 44, the last line of the rndc command output should just be #.

Anonymous   
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Page 64
Remove anything about “host sub-command”

Anonymous   
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Page 78
Middle of page

The paragraph beginning “when prompted for” should be in regular text rather than appearing as screen output.

Anonymous   
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Page 99
In the second line in the config file, “log file” should be “logfile”

Anonymous   
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Page 109
In the table, “myorigin = mydomain” should be “myorigin = $mydomain”

Anonymous   
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Page 127
The output of netstat should be as follows

... State PID/Program name ... LISTEN 25948/mysqld

Anonymous   
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Page 140
The algorithm of log-rotation should be

1. unlink *.log.7 2. rename *.log.N to *.log.(N+1) 3. rename *.log to *.log.1 4. create new *.log

Anonymous   
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Page 158
In number 7, “ldirector.html” should be “director.html”

Anonymous   
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Page 166
Figure 8-1

Figure 8-1 on page 166 is incorrect. You can find the correct figure here - http://examples.oreilly.com/9780596009526/Fig08-01.png The text that describes Figure 8-1 should be replaced with the following. “Figure 8-1 represents a network as it might be seen from a Linux system (the Xandros distribution, which is a convenient desktop Linux suitable for corporate environments). The tree view on the left side of the screen shows two computers named Athlon and Gateway. One of the computers runs Windows XP, and the other runs Windows 98. A Linuxsystem looks the same as a Windows system when viewed from the Network Neighborhood or My Network Places from the Windows computers. The right side of the screen in Figure 8-1 shows the contents of the Linux system user's home directory. It is visible only to the user on the Linux system, with the exception of My Documents. Now look at the left side of the screen again; toward the top, under My Linux -> my home, you will see the folder My Documents. On the network, My Documents is a share that you can give public access to or restrict to specific users, such as ones in your workgroup. Notice the icon of the hand under My Documents. It looks similar to a shared folder in Window's Network Neighborhood. Linux and Unix computers running Samba can also see your shared folders and those on Windows machines.

Anonymous   
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Page 172
In the middle of the page, host1.centralsoft.com {

should be host host1.centralsoft.com

Anonymous   
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Page 179
In the second paragraph, “eixts” should be “exists”

Anonymous   
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Page 200
In the first config file, “disabled” should always be lowercase.

Anonymous   
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Page 202
Remove the last line in the config file.

Anonymous   
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Page 206
In the second paragraph of p. 206, “VMWare management console” should be “VMWare server console”

Anonymous   
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Page 228
Start the etc/passwd file userids at 501, for adedarc, and increase all the others by one.

Anonymous   
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Page 233
In the second script on the page, the command “print line” becomes “print line,” with a comma afterwards

Anonymous   
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Page 234
3rd code block, 5th line

if (re.search(pattern line.pw_gecos): -> if (re.search(pattern, line.pw_gecos):

Anonymous    May 01, 2007
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Page 234
4th code block, 5th line

if line.pw.uid > 500 and (re.search(pattern line.pw_gecos): -> if line.pw.uid > 500 and (re.search(pattern, line.pw_gecos):

Anonymous    May 01, 2007
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Page 241
Second sentence in first paragraph under Reestoring Lost or Damaged Files.

In the first part of the sentence there are two "must". Only one is needed.

Anonymous   
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Page 242
“If filename is omitted or is –“ should be “If this option is omitted or – is specified as the filename”

Anonymous   
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Page 250
In the script on p. 250, “isoinfo –di” should be “isoinfo –d –i”

Also, in “dd ... obs=4096 count="${size}”, you should replace “size” with “count”

Anonymous   
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Page 257
In the script, ‘echo “Sample line;’ should be ‘echo “Sample line;”’

Anonymous   
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Page 259
In the second paragraph of p. 259, “inherent” should be “inherit”.

Anonymous   
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Page 260

(260) “Footprints” paragraph should be removed.

Anonymous