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hpr2427 :: Server Basics 101

Klaatu endeavours to explain the basics of server administration.

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Hosted by Klaatu on 2017-11-21 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
server, admin, sys admin, linux. 3.
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Duration: 00:43:10


Klaatu covers the very very basics of servers: what they are, how to know one when you see one, what one ought to run, and why we have them.


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Comment #1 posted on 2017-11-22 15:34:38 by Shane Shennan

Thanks! I made a connection!

This is so silly, but I had not recently realized the aptness of the terms server and client. You explained so clearly that a server computer serves a _client_ computer. Thank you!

Comment #2 posted on 2017-11-23 09:09:44 by 0xf10e


Nice start, Klaatu! I'll make sure to point junior sysadmins to this series!

So was the third option, which isn't really around anymore, Solaris? ^^ Because the OpenSolaris fork illumos is in fact, 6 years after Bryan Cantrill's "Fork Yeah! The Rise and Development of illumos" USENIX talk[0], still around. It's the base for distributions like Joyent's SmartOS and the database appliance Delphix ;) And upstream for OpenZFS, too!


Comment #3 posted on 2017-11-24 22:53:25 by Zen_Floater2

OpenBSD user

I've been running servers since before you were born,,, 1975. And I am enjoying this series. It's good to have a series on these taboo things you know...

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