UNIX System Manager's Manual (SMM)

Reference Manual - Section 8

Section 8 of the UNIX Programmer's Manual contains information related to system operation, administration, and maintenance.

System Installation and Administration

Installing and Operating 4.3BSD on the VAX

The definitive reference document for those occasions when you find you need to start over again.

Building 4.3BSD UNIX Systems with Config

In-depth discussions of the use and operation of the config program, and how to build your very own Unix kernel.

Using ADB to Debug the Kernel

Techniques for figuring out after the fact why the kernel crashed.

Disc Quotas in a UNIX Environment

A light introduction to the techniques for limiting the use of disc resources.

Fsck - The UNIX File System Check Program

A reference document for using the fsck program during times of file system distress.

Line Printer Spooler Manual

This document describes the structure and installation procedure for the line printer spooling system.

Sendmail Installation and Operation Guide

The last word in installing and operating the sendmail program.

Timed Installation and Operation Guide

Describes how to maintain time synchronization between machines in a local network.

UUCP Implementation Description

Describes the implementation of uucp; for the installer and administrator.

USENET Version B Installation

How to install and maintain the News system.

Name Server Operations Guide

If you have a network this will be of interest.

Supporting Documentation

Bug Fixes and Changes in 4.3BSD

This document summarizes changes visible to the user accustomed to 4.2BSD.

Changes to the Kernel in 4.3BSD

A summary for the hard-core of changes in the kernel from 4.2BSD to 4.3BSD.

A Fast File System for UNIX

A description of the 4.2BSD file system organization, design and implementation.

4.3BSD Networking Implementation Notes

A concise description of the system interfaces used within the networking subsystem.

Sendmail - An Internetwork Mail Router

An overview document on the design and implementation of sendmail.

On the Security of UNIX

Hints on how to break UNIX, and how to avoid your system being broken.

Password Security - A Case History

How the bad guys used to be able to break the password algorithm, and why they cannot now (at least not so easily).

A Tour Through the Portable C Compiler

How the portable C compiler works inside.

Writing NROFF Terminal Descriptions

A description of how to add a printer with new characteristics to Version 7 nroff.

A Dial-Up Network of UNIX Systems

Describes UUCP, a program for communicating files between UNIX systems.

The Berkeley UNIX Time Synchronization Protocol

The protocols and algorithms used by timed, the network time synchronization daemon.
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