Best references for system administration

Lonnie Olson fungus at
Wed Dec 21 17:27:49 MST 2005

Carl Youngblood wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I have recently accepted an engineering position where I may be called
> upon to some system administration as well.  I understand network
> programming fairly well, especially web development, and I manage my
> own linux, OS X and windows systems at home.  Of course I have done
> plenty of small-time home networking setups, but nothing enterprise
> level.  I'm not as familiar with some of the more sysadmin-type stuff,
> like designing large-scale networks, routing, firewalls, email
> management, Active Directory, MS Exchange, WINS, BIND, VPNs, intrusion
> detection, system deployment, backup, etc.
> Can anyone recommend some essential references that will give me a
> crash course in these kinds of things, preferrably in order of
> priority?

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