Part III. System Administration

The remaining chapters of the FreeBSD Handbook cover all aspects of FreeBSD system administration. Each chapter starts by describing what you will learn as a result of reading the chapter, and also details what you are expected to know before tackling the material.

These chapters are designed to be read when you need the information. You do not have to read them in any particular order, nor do you need to read all of them before you can begin using FreeBSD.

Table of Contents
12. Configuration and Tuning
12.1. Synopsis
12.2. Initial Configuration
12.3. Core Configuration
12.4. Application Configuration
12.5. Starting Services
12.6. Configuring cron(8)
12.7. Using rc(8) Under FreeBSD
12.8. Setting Up Network Interface Cards
12.9. Virtual Hosts
12.10. Configuring the System Logger, syslogd
12.11. Configuration Files
12.12. Tuning with sysctl(8)
12.13. Tuning Disks
12.14. Tuning Kernel Limits
12.15. Adding Swap Space
12.16. Power and Resource Management
12.17. Using and Debugging FreeBSD ACPI
13. The FreeBSD Booting Process
13.1. Synopsis
13.2. The Booting Problem
13.3. The Boot Manager and Boot Stages
13.4. Kernel Interaction During Boot
13.5. Device Hints
13.6. Init: Process Control Initialization
13.7. Shutdown Sequence
14. Security
14.1. Synopsis
14.2. Introduction
14.3. Securing FreeBSD
14.4. DES, Blowfish, MD5, SHA256, SHA512, and Crypt
14.5. One-time Passwords
14.6. TCP Wrappers
14.7. Kerberos5
14.8. OpenSSL
14.9. VPN over IPsec
14.10. OpenSSH
14.11. Filesystem Access Control Lists (ACL)s
14.12. Monitoring Third Party Security Issues
14.13. FreeBSD Security Advisories
14.14. Process Accounting
14.15. Resource Limits
15. Jails
15.1. Synopsis
15.2. Terms Related to Jails
15.3. Introduction
15.4. Creating and Controlling Jails
15.5. Fine Tuning and Administration
15.6. Application of Jails
16. Mandatory Access Control
16.1. Synopsis
16.2. Key Terms in This Chapter
16.3. Explanation of MAC
16.4. Understanding MAC Labels
16.5. Planning the Security Configuration
16.6. Module Configuration
16.7. Available MAC Policies
16.8. Nagios in a MAC Jail
16.9. User Lock Down
16.10. Troubleshooting the MAC Framework
17. Security Event Auditing
17.1. Synopsis
17.2. Key Terms in This Chapter
17.3. Installing Audit Support
17.4. Audit Configuration
17.5. Administering the Audit Subsystem
18. Storage
18.1. Synopsis
18.2. Device Names
18.3. Adding Disks
18.4. USB Storage Devices
18.5. Creating and Using CD Media
18.6. Creating and Using DVD Media
18.7. Creating and Using Floppy Disks
18.8. Creating and Using Data Tapes
18.9. Backup Strategies
18.10. Backup Basics
18.11. Network, Memory, and File-Backed File Systems
18.12. File System Snapshots
18.13. File System Quotas
18.14. Encrypting Disk Partitions
18.15. Encrypting Swap Space
18.16. Highly Available Storage (HAST)
19. GEOM: Modular Disk Transformation Framework
19.1. Synopsis
19.2. GEOM Introduction
19.3. RAID0 - Striping
19.4. RAID1 - Mirroring
19.5. Software RAID Devices
19.6. RAID3 - Byte-level Striping with Dedicated Parity
19.7. GEOM Gate Network Devices
19.8. Labeling Disk Devices
19.9. UFS Journaling Through GEOM
20. File Systems Support
20.1. Synopsis
20.2. The Z File System (ZFS)
20.3. Linux® Filesystems
21. Virtualization
21.1. Synopsis
21.2. FreeBSD as a Guest OS
21.3. FreeBSD as a Host
22. Localization - i18n/L10n Usage and Setup
22.1. Synopsis
22.2. The Basics
22.3. Using Localization
22.4. Compiling i18n Programs
22.5. Localizing FreeBSD to Specific Languages
23. Updating and Upgrading FreeBSD
23.1. Synopsis
23.2. FreeBSD Update
23.3. Portsnap: a Ports Collection Update Tool
23.4. Updating the Documentation Set
23.5. Tracking a Development Branch
23.6. Synchronizing Source
23.7. Rebuilding world
23.8. Tracking for Multiple Machines
24. DTrace
24.1. Synopsis
24.2. Implementation Differences
24.3. Enabling DTrace Support
24.4. Using DTrace
24.5. The D Language

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