Applied Trust Engineering Founders Trent Hein and Ned McClain Team With Industry Experts to Co-Author Linux Administration Handbook

Linux Administration Handbook is the Industry's First Book for Professional

Linux Administrators in Production Business Environments



Apr 01, 2002, 00:00 ET from Applied Trust Engineering

    BOULDER, Colo., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trent Hein and Ned McClain,
 founders of Boulder, Colo.-based Applied Trust Engineering, have teamed with
 other industry experts to co-author Linux Administration Handbook, the first
 Linux-only corporate administration handbook.
     As the deployment of Linux systems in production environments has
 accelerated, Linux administrators have longed for a book that addresses the
 challenges of this complex and exciting frontier.  This book serves both as a
 valuable tutorial for the novice administrator and as a trustworthy reference
 for the seasoned professional.  Using the practical approach of their highly
 regarded UNIX System Administration Handbook, the authors (Hein and McClain,
 along with Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder and others) describe every aspect of Linux
 system administration and cover major Linux distributions including Red Hat
 Linux, SuSE Linux, Debian GNU/Linux.
     "Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their
 proprietary counterparts," wrote Linus Torvalds in the foreword for Linux
 Administration Handbook.  Torvalds, the creator of Linux, continued, "Thanks
 to the ongoing efforts of its thousands of developers, Linux is more ready
 than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world.  The authors of
 this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most
 capable hands."
     Hein, founder, CEO and president of Applied Trust Engineering, is one of
 the nation's leading UNIX and digital security experts and is highly respected
 for the real-world engineering projects he has executed during his career.
 Hein began his career at the Computer Systems Research Group of the University
 of California at Berkeley, where his work earned him a listing as a "Major
 Contributor" on the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to the group by the
 USENIX Association.  He has won numerous technical awards and was a developer
 of the BSD/OS Internet serving operating system.  Additionally, he holds
 Cisco's highest level of technical certification as Cisco Certified
 Internetworking Expert (CCIE) #1941.  Hein is also a regular speaker at
 national technical conferences and has authored numerous articles and white
 papers.
     "Thankfully, Linux is a viable platform where businesses can run
 production applications.  The key is to administer Linux in a way that it's
 secure and performs well.  This book provides practical advice and
 well-founded guidance on administrative practices that not only allow
 businesses to achieve these goals, but do so in a cost-effective manner," said
 Hein.
     McClain, founder and CTO of Applied Trust, has been working with UNIX,
 TCP/IP networks, and the Internet since 1992.  He is a contributing author to
 both the third edition of the UNIX System Administration Handbook and is also
 a regular speaker at national conventions including the USENIX general
 conference, LISA (Large Area System Administration), and APRICOT (Asia Pacific
 Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies).  McClain was a part
 of C/NRG (Cornell University/Network Research Group) while earning a Computer
 Science degree in the College of Engineering.
     "We set out to write a book that would become nearly indispensable to the
 professional Linux administrator," said McClain.  "By using the concepts that
 have proven successful in our UNIX System Administration Handbook while
 focusing exclusively on Linux, we hope we've succeeded."
 
     About Applied Trust Engineering
     Applied Trust Engineering provides IT security and infrastructure
 solutions that yield a practical balance of trust and risk.  Founded in
 2001 by security infrastructure experts Trent R. Hein and Ned McClain, Applied
 Trust is based in Boulder, Colo., and focuses on infrastructure security,
 performance, and availability in a business context.  For more information,
 visit Applied Trust Engineering online at www.atrust.com .
 
     Linux Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder and Trent R.
 Hein.  (Prentice Hall PTR 2002.  890 pp. ISBN: 0-13-008466-2.  $49.99 US.)
 
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    BOULDER, Colo., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trent Hein and Ned McClain,
 founders of Boulder, Colo.-based Applied Trust Engineering, have teamed with
 other industry experts to co-author Linux Administration Handbook, the first
 Linux-only corporate administration handbook.
     As the deployment of Linux systems in production environments has
 accelerated, Linux administrators have longed for a book that addresses the
 challenges of this complex and exciting frontier.  This book serves both as a
 valuable tutorial for the novice administrator and as a trustworthy reference
 for the seasoned professional.  Using the practical approach of their highly
 regarded UNIX System Administration Handbook, the authors (Hein and McClain,
 along with Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder and others) describe every aspect of Linux
 system administration and cover major Linux distributions including Red Hat
 Linux, SuSE Linux, Debian GNU/Linux.
     "Linux systems are just as functional, secure, and reliable as their
 proprietary counterparts," wrote Linus Torvalds in the foreword for Linux
 Administration Handbook.  Torvalds, the creator of Linux, continued, "Thanks
 to the ongoing efforts of its thousands of developers, Linux is more ready
 than ever for deployment at the frontlines of the real world.  The authors of
 this book know that terrain well, and I am happy to leave you in their most
 capable hands."
     Hein, founder, CEO and president of Applied Trust Engineering, is one of
 the nation's leading UNIX and digital security experts and is highly respected
 for the real-world engineering projects he has executed during his career.
 Hein began his career at the Computer Systems Research Group of the University
 of California at Berkeley, where his work earned him a listing as a "Major
 Contributor" on the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to the group by the
 USENIX Association.  He has won numerous technical awards and was a developer
 of the BSD/OS Internet serving operating system.  Additionally, he holds
 Cisco's highest level of technical certification as Cisco Certified
 Internetworking Expert (CCIE) #1941.  Hein is also a regular speaker at
 national technical conferences and has authored numerous articles and white
 papers.
     "Thankfully, Linux is a viable platform where businesses can run
 production applications.  The key is to administer Linux in a way that it's
 secure and performs well.  This book provides practical advice and
 well-founded guidance on administrative practices that not only allow
 businesses to achieve these goals, but do so in a cost-effective manner," said
 Hein.
     McClain, founder and CTO of Applied Trust, has been working with UNIX,
 TCP/IP networks, and the Internet since 1992.  He is a contributing author to
 both the third edition of the UNIX System Administration Handbook and is also
 a regular speaker at national conventions including the USENIX general
 conference, LISA (Large Area System Administration), and APRICOT (Asia Pacific
 Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies).  McClain was a part
 of C/NRG (Cornell University/Network Research Group) while earning a Computer
 Science degree in the College of Engineering.
     "We set out to write a book that would become nearly indispensable to the
 professional Linux administrator," said McClain.  "By using the concepts that
 have proven successful in our UNIX System Administration Handbook while
 focusing exclusively on Linux, we hope we've succeeded."
 
     About Applied Trust Engineering
     Applied Trust Engineering provides IT security and infrastructure
 solutions that yield a practical balance of trust and risk.  Founded in
 2001 by security infrastructure experts Trent R. Hein and Ned McClain, Applied
 Trust is based in Boulder, Colo., and focuses on infrastructure security,
 performance, and availability in a business context.  For more information,
 visit Applied Trust Engineering online at www.atrust.com .
 
     Linux Administration Handbook by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder and Trent R.
 Hein.  (Prentice Hall PTR 2002.  890 pp. ISBN: 0-13-008466-2.  $49.99 US.)
 
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