From Jim Buchanan on Tue, 01 Dec 1998
I hope to finish my book real soon now.
Let us know when it's done. I'll surely order a copy.
I'll do my best to promote it without getting crass.
Aeleen Frisch's Essential System Administration
Unix System Administrator's Handbook by Evi Nemeth et al
Some real competition. I certainly wish you well, such a book would be a valuable addition to the many other Linux books available.
I'm focusing a bit more on "soft skills" like requirements analysis, recovery and capacity planning, the view that security considerations permeate all aspects of professional systems administration, and the design of whole networks rather than isolated hosts.
These are elements that seem to be missing from the existing literature.
Macmillan Computer Publishing:
The Macmillan folks are really nice people. They host our local LUG, INLUC (Indiana Linux Users Consortium, http://inluc.tctc.com)
My editor mentioned something along those lines.
If you ever make a trip to the Indiana Macmillan offices, maybe we can arrange the date so that you can come to one of our meetings, which are usually held on the third Wednesday of the month.
If I can afford it I'll do a full tour.
Thanks for your supportive comments. Now all I have to do is get the thing done!