Essential System Administration

Errata for Essential 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".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 7

The fourth line of the fourth paragraph now reads: "than any user may su to root;" Should read: "then any user may su to root;"

Anonymous   
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Page 71
para. 1 (beginning "This command send the list...")

added new sentence to the end of the paragraph: (In case you are wondering, the square brackets around the "d" in the grep command prevent the grep command itself from being included in the list returned by ps.) "grep" (both occurances) and "ps" are in bold.

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 76

The last paragraph did read: "we've look at" Now reads: "we've looked at"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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Page 77
In the last code sample, changed

"ls -1" to: "ls -l" (letter l not number 1).

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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Page 78
In the first code sample, changed

"ls -1" to: "ls -l" (letter l not number 1).

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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Page 79
para. following the 1st example, line 8: changed

"Both tar commands give detailed" to "The second tar command gives detailed" ("tar" is in bold.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 169
para. 3 (begining "Filename completion..."), line 2

changed "(the key sequence is ESCAPE ESCAPE)" to "(the key sequence is usually ESCAPE ESCAPE)"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 220
beginning of para.4: changed "local_auth_prog"

to "local_tmp_auth_prog" (still in italics.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 227
footnote: changed "Issac" to "Isaac"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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Page 234
note: changed "Garfinkle" to "Garfinkel"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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Page 265
sample syslog.conf at the bottom of the page

changed line 1 *.err /dev/console to *.err;auth.notice /dev/console

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 265
para. after code sample syslog.conf, last line

on the page: changed "/usr/adm/messages" to "/var/adm/messages" (in italics)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 319
last line: changed

# swapon -l 5000 -m 10000 /chem to # swapon -l 5000 -r 10000 /chem

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 356
para. 3 (beginning "The final section..."), last

sentence: changed "touch /etc/no_lucia" to "touch /etc/.no_lucia" (in bold).

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 359
para. 2 (beginning "The file containing..."),

last line: changed "and fsck is run if it is anything" to "and fsck isn't run if it is anything" ("fsck" is bold).

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 398
In paragraph 6, the "except ..." phrase was deleted

and "generally" was added before "available" to read: "fuser is generally on all of the systems we are considering."

Anonymous    Jan 01, 1999
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Page 412
line 6: "**UNKNOWN XREF**" now reads "The following table"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 429

The first line of the first full code block did read: # prtvtoc /devrdsk/c0t2d0s2 Now reads: # prtvtoc /dev/rdsk/c0t2d0s2

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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Page 436
2nd code sample, line 7: changed

#fsck -y /dev/rsk/dksd3s0 to #fsck -y /dev/rsk/dks0d3s0 (in constant-width bold)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 455

The text toward the end of the second paragraph read: cdata is a striped logical volume, writing data to all three disks in parallel. It uses identically sized sections from each physical disk. chrome illustrates the way that a filesystem can be spread across multiple physical disks, even noncontiguously in the case of hdisk3. It now reads: chome is a striped logical volume, writing data to all three disks in parallel. It uses identically sized sections from each physical disk. cdata illustrates the way that a filesystem can be spread across multiple physical disks, even noncontiguously in the case of hdisk3.

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1999
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Page 485
line 30

/chem/pub/old/gold/dat now reads /chem/pub/old/gold.dat

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 493
para. 3 (beginning "The root filesystem"), line 5

changed "points to the SunOS partition" to "points to the SCO UNIX partition"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 502
Data Copying and Conversion with dd: changed descriptions of ibs and

obs to read "... block size, which must be a multiple of the system block size (which is usually 512 bytes)." Also, in the example command: changed 'ibs=2' to 'ibs=1024'.

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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Page 502
for "ibs" and "obs", changed

"which must be a multiple of the system block size (which is usually 512 bytes)." to "in bytes (the default is 512)."

Anonymous    Nov 01, 1998
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Page 505
In the table at the top of the page, the AIX line for Non-rewinding

did read: "/devrmt0.1" Now reads: "/dev/rmt0.1"

Anonymous    Mar 01, 2001
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Page 544
last line of text (before footnotes): changed "acun" to

"cuan" (the cua is in itals and the n is Roman)

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1997
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Page 553
para. 2: changed "the old lock file and socket" to "the old

socket and lock file"

Anonymous    Apr 01, 1998
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Page 594
para.5 (beginning "To disable this daemon") added

new sentence to the end: (On AIX systems, use SMIT to remove the service.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 596
para. 3, (after code sample), line 1: changed

"In the packet with sequence number d71b960" to "In the packet with sequence number d71b9601"

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 614
para.4 (beginning "These same commands"), changed

"between boots." to "between boots (be sure that mountd is started first)." ("mountd" is italics.)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 643
para. 3, line 2; changed the second "aliases" to

"aliases.pag" (italics)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 648
code sample, last line: changed

# cp arch/i386/boot/zImage/vmlinuz to # cp arch/i386/boot/zImage/ vmlinuz

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 676
2nd bullet, code line 2: changed

0 * * * * /usr/lib/acct/ckpacct to 30 3 * * * /usr/lib/acct/ckpacct

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 677
next-to-last line: changed "rprtmmnn" to "rprtmmdd"

Anonymous    Oct 01, 1997
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Page 688
last line: changed

if [ -z /tmp/th ] to if [ -s /tmp/th ]

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 693
2nd example, 1st line: changed

etc/fsck -p >/dev/console to /etc/fsck -p >/dev/console

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 704
4th bullet: changed

82 Linux filesystem 83 Swap partition to 82 Swap partition 83 Linux filesystem

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 711
para. 1: changed email address of Sys Admin

magazine from "sasub@rd.pub.com" to "www.samag.com/ sub" (italics)

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 712
procps entry: changed

/pub/linux/system/Status/ps to sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/system/Status/ps

Anonymous    Jul 01, 1998
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Page 740
The index entry for "nroff command" has had the reference to page 393

deleted.

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1999
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Page 755
The index entry for "troff facility" has had the reference to page 393

deleted.

Anonymous    Mar 01, 1999
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Page 760
added the following to the end of the next-to-last para

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Anonymous    Oct 01, 1997