Tag: tech reading

Linux Tutorials for Newbies

When you learn something using practical approach, you can miss small fundamental bits of information. The bits can be useful or useless, but it’s always good to know them. That is the reason I scroll through many Linux tutorials every now and then. Most of them are casual, but I have to highlight a gem I recently found: the Linux basics from Daniel Robbins. They are perfectly structured and there were some points I missed during my self-education.

The articles in Linux Fundamentals series are focused on Linux basics and position themselves as tutorial for preparation to LPI exams. I wouldn’t consider the tutorials as robust exam preparation guide – exam topics are wider than the ones discussed in tutorial. But tutorials are still very good. They are written in a very good easy language with nice input of nerd humour.





There are few more topic oriented tutorials written by Daniel, like BASH, SED, AWK guides. There is a file system guide for the ones who does not know which file system to choose . I’m too lazy to publish all direct link to the articles here. Just open http://www.funtoo.org/ page and scroll down. You’ll find all you need.

Essential SNMP, Second Edition

Books covers everything about SNMP, plus something related, plus something unrelated. When I saw the book for a first time, I couldn’t understand how so many pages could be written about such simple thing as SNMP protocol. Reading throughout the book reveled many verbose listings, examples and even chapters which seem redundant. Book covers all possible aspects of SNMP: protocol architecture,  SNMP API, programming SNMP, best practices and so on and so forth.

Being too verbose, book has to be red carefully. You might omit some or many chapters depending on information you want to get. Despite of being exaggerated, book is well-written and delivers all topic-related material.