Part III. System Administration

The remaining chapters of the FreeBSD Handbook cover all aspects of FreeBSD system administration. Each chapter starts by describing what you will learn as a result of reading the chapter, and also details what you are expected to know before tackling the material.

These chapters are designed to be read when you need the information. You do not have to read them in any particular order, nor do you need to read all of them before you can begin using FreeBSD.

Table of Contents
11. Configuration and Tuning
11.1. Synopsis
11.2. Starting Services
11.3. Configuring cron(8)
11.4. Managing Services in FreeBSD
11.5. Setting Up Network Interface Cards
11.6. Virtual Hosts
11.7. Configuring System Logging
11.8. Configuration Files
11.9. Tuning with sysctl(8)
11.10. Tuning Disks
11.11. Tuning Kernel Limits
11.12. Adding Swap Space
11.13. Power and Resource Management
12. The FreeBSD Booting Process
12.1. Synopsis
12.2. FreeBSD Boot Process
12.3. Configuring Boot Time Splash Screens
12.4. Device Hints
12.5. Shutdown Sequence
13. Security
13.1. Synopsis
13.2. Introduction
13.3. One-time Passwords
13.4. TCP Wrapper
13.5. Kerberos
13.6. OpenSSL
13.7. VPN over IPsec
13.8. OpenSSH
13.9. Access Control Lists
13.10. Monitoring Third Party Security Issues
13.11. FreeBSD Security Advisories
13.12. Process Accounting
13.13. Resource Limits
14. Jails
14.1. Synopsis
14.2. Terms Related to Jails
14.3. Creating and Controlling Jails
14.4. Fine Tuning and Administration
14.5. Updating Multiple Jails
14.6. Managing Jails with ezjail
15. Mandatory Access Control
15.1. Synopsis
15.2. Key Terms
15.3. Understanding MAC Labels
15.4. Planning the Security Configuration
15.5. Available MAC Policies
15.6. User Lock Down
15.7. Nagios in a MAC Jail
15.8. Troubleshooting the MAC Framework
16. Security Event Auditing
16.1. Synopsis
16.2. Key Terms
16.3. Audit Configuration
16.4. Working with Audit Trails
17. Storage
17.1. Synopsis
17.2. Adding Disks
17.3. Resizing and Growing Disks
17.4. USB Storage Devices
17.5. Creating and Using CD Media
17.6. Creating and Using DVD Media
17.7. Creating and Using Floppy Disks
17.8. Backup Basics
17.9. Memory Disks
17.10. File System Snapshots
17.11. Disk Quotas
17.12. Encrypting Disk Partitions
17.13. Encrypting Swap
17.14. Highly Available Storage (HAST)
18. GEOM: Modular Disk Transformation Framework
18.1. Synopsis
18.2. RAID0 - Striping
18.3. RAID1 - Mirroring
18.4. RAID3 - Byte-level Striping with Dedicated Parity
18.5. Software RAID Devices
18.6. GEOM Gate Network
18.7. Labeling Disk Devices
18.8. UFS Journaling Through GEOM
19. The Z File System (ZFS)
19.1. What Makes ZFS Different
19.2. Quick Start Guide
19.3. zpool Administration
19.4. zfs Administration
19.5. Delegated Administration
19.6. Advanced Topics
19.7. Additional Resources
19.8. ZFS Features and Terminology
20. Other File Systems
20.1. Synopsis
20.2. Linux® File Systems
21. Virtualization
21.1. Synopsis
21.2. FreeBSD as a Guest OS
21.3. FreeBSD as a Host with VirtualBox
21.4. FreeBSD as a Host with bhyve
22. Localization - i18n/L10n Usage and Setup
22.1. Synopsis
22.2. Using Localization
22.3. Finding i18n Applications
22.4. Locale Configuration for Specific Languages
23. Updating and Upgrading FreeBSD
23.1. Synopsis
23.2. FreeBSD Update
23.3. Updating the Documentation Set
23.4. Tracking a Development Branch
23.5. Synchronizing Source
23.6. Rebuilding World
23.7. Tracking for Multiple Machines
24. DTrace
24.1. Synopsis
24.2. Implementation Differences
24.3. Enabling DTrace Support
24.4. Using DTrace

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