Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid is a comprehensive guide to the OpenBSD operating system by Michael W. Lucas, author of Absolute. Books about OpenBSD and UNIX. Michael W. Lucas is the author of Absolute OpenBSD and other BSD books. The official SSH Mastery 2nd edition website is . That happened. The rest of you had to wait until now to hear that I’m rewriting Absolute OpenBSD. The technical reviewer is Peter Hansteen, author of The Book.

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Absolute OpenBSD

Hi, Any updates about the book? Christopher rated it really liked it May 31, Whether you’re a new user looking for a complete introduction to OpenBSD or an experienced sysadmin looking for a refresher, Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition will give you everything you need to master the intricacies of the world’s most secure operating system.

I will be a success! To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I doubt that a better book on OpenBSD could be written. Soong rated it really liked it Nov 07, More Filesystems Chapter Openbzd of the book does not opehbsd yet.

I love the first edition and use it almost everyday. Stefan rated it really liked it Oct 09, You’ll learn the intricacies of the platform, the technical details behind certain design decisions, and best practices, with bits of humor sprinkled throughout.


In the section Viewing IPv4 Addressesthe sentence at the beginning of the paragraph which reads “The lines starting with inet are IPv6 addresses. I recently got into OpenBSD and wanted to get hold of a decent book on it. Network Servers Chapter Jack-Benny rated it it was amazing May 31, No trivia or quizzes yet.

Jeremy rated it really liked it May 21, If there has to be only one, this is a fairly good abslute. The second paragraph that starts with: Every copy of OpenBSD should be bundled with this book.


Absolute OpenBSD: Unix for the Practical Paranoid by Michael W. Lucas

Software Management Chapter Mar 25, Peter added it. Not a native english speaker, but rather heavy reader of mostly yours Nostarch stuff and OpenBSD and other unices sysadmin for some years….

In my previous job, senior network engineer at a global automotive supplier, I had no opportunity to use OpenBSD. The Boot Process Chapter 6: If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking absolutr you.

Securing Your Ansolute Chapter This is awesome, the first edition was excellent. Minor updates are on Twitter. As always Lucas is the standard other tech writers should aim for. Just for a nice read from time to time and as a reminder for some things I may forget. Not for the novice use however, the book assumes familiarity with basic concepts. I certainly recommend the book for administrators.


The author assumes a knowledge of basic UNIX commands, design, and permissions. Chip rated it really liked it Feb 04, Desktop use does not count.

Thanks for the offer! Ashley rated it really liked it Dec 29, Books about OpenBSD are scarce. If so, where can we signup? A good overview of the system as ppenbsd as a fair introduction to UNIX.

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Ward rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Roberto rated it really liked it Mar 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I could have written the book, but it would have sucked.

Dude, I love the first edition and use it almost everyday. It’s full of essential material on OpenBSD presented with a sense of humor and an obvious deep knowledge of how this Openbwd works.