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Network Administration with FreeBSD 7 by Babak Farrokhi

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Chapter 13. Network Services—Internet Servers

FreeBSD is the operating system of choice for many enterprises as well as individuals, especially for running various types of internet services. In fact, many major service/content providers use FreeBSD as a reliable platform for their mission-critical applications.

A typical FreeBSD installation can be easily turned into an internet server with minimum effort. For example, you can set up a secure and reliable web server in a few minutes, thanks to FreeBSD's easy-to-use, yet powerful, package management system.

Whatever you might need to turn your system into, a powerful internet server is already available in the base system installation or in the ports/packages system.

In this chapter, we will quickly ...

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