Analytical Network and System Administration
by Mark Burgess
Publisher: Wiley 2004
Number of pages: 384
Network and system administration usually refers to the skill of keeping computers and networks running properly. But in truth, the skill needed is that of managing complexity. This book describes the science behind these complex systems, independent of the actual operating systems they work on.
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