Daniel J. Barrett

Daniel J. Barrett

Boston, Massachusetts

Areas of Expertise:

  • MediaWiki
  • Linux
  • SSH
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • programming
  • training
  • writing
Daniel J. Barrett has been immersed in Internet technology since 1985. Currently working in the software field, Dan has also been a heavy metal singer, Linux system administrator, university lecturer, web designer, and humorist.

Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide Macintosh Terminal Pocket Guide
by Daniel J. Barrett
June 2012
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $12.99

Linux Pocket Guide Linux Pocket Guide
by Daniel J. Barrett
Second Edition March 2012
Print: $14.99
Ebook: $12.99

MediaWiki MediaWiki
by Daniel J. Barrett
October 2008
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide
by Daniel J. Barrett, Richard E. Silverman, Robert G. Byrnes
Second Edition May 2005
Print: $44.99
Ebook: $35.99

Linux Pocket Guide Linux Pocket Guide
by Daniel J. Barrett
February 2004
Ebook: $7.99

Linux Security Cookbook Linux Security Cookbook
by Daniel J. Barrett, Richard E. Silverman, Robert G. Byrnes
June 2003
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide
by Daniel J. Barrett, Richard E. Silverman
February 2001
OUT OF PRINT

NetResearch: Finding Information Online NetResearch: Finding Information Online
by Daniel J. Barrett
January 1997
OUT OF PRINT

Bandits on the Information Superhighway Bandits on the Information Superhighway
by Daniel J. Barrett
February 1996
OUT OF PRINT

"Here is the ultimate guide to the software that powers Wikipedia and thousands of other wikis. "
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"If you are using or plan to use MediaWiki then buying this book is a good investment..."
--Mike James, I Programmer

"This O'Reilly Technical Guide provides an excellent introduction and reference to the most popular and successful wiki software for a variety of audiences."
--Ira Laefsky, Amazon.com

"If you're looking for something a little smaller, the Linux Pocket Guide this tiny book of only 224 pages packs a wallop in terms of only including the best information and avoiding bloat within the book. It's all killer, with no filler."
--Glen Stansberry, NETTUTS

"I was a MediaWiki newbie before reading this book. Now, many aspects of the platform that were murky before are crystal clear."
--JP Vossen, author of O'Reilly's Bash Cookbook

"This book is filled with practical knowledge based on experience. It's not just spouting some party line."
--Rob Church, a developer of MediaWiki

"A good book! It's a nice overview of wiki editing and administration, with pointers to handy extensions and further online documentation."
--Brion Vibber, Chief Technical Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

"Barretts’ Linux pocket guide is a good addition to your IT tool bag. While not designed to explain every command available in the *nix language it is a good quick resource that highlights the most important options. Think of it as a “man pages” in your pocket. A good resource for beginner *nix admins as well."
--Central Oregon Information Systems User Group