Our New Book on Linux Administration

by Tom Adelstein

You haven't seen me much since October. You can blame that on my editor - the task master during the days leading up to production and the laid back, friendly guy afterward. I'll dangle a participle fir you: Writing "Linux System Administration" daunted me. Whoever wrote this got it right:

Linux System Administration (LSA) is not only knowledgeable and practical, but convenient. The ingredients for this book had been scattered throughout mailing lists, forums, and discussion groups, as well as books, periodicals, and the experiences of colleagues. Everything is now in one handy guide. In the course of their research, the authors also solved many problems whose solutions were completely undocumented. They now pass their lessons on to you.

Oh, I did I mention Bill Lubanvic who came in during the later innings and rescued us, handling tech review comments and backing me up beautifully. His name goes on the cover for what he contributed.

I'm back now and looking for real work. LSA took my full attention and I could only take short-term assignments during that time. I'm ready to get back in the saddle. So, what's up?

I'm pretty impressed with Server 2003 and the integration of Realms in AD. Putting together NIS and Kerberos to integrate users makes so much sense to me. I also have open eyes now when it comes to forests and trees. I could go camping.

We'll see what happens and I'm keep you posted. Meanwhile look for http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596009526/#top the book. It's due out in March and I promise you have not seen this level of sysadmin before. Thanks to all the people who believed in the concept.