Selected Papers in Network and System Administration

Eric Anderson, Mark Burgess

  • 出版商: Wiley
  • 出版日期: 2001-12-21
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  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 520
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  • ISBN: 0470843853
  • ISBN-13: 9780470843857
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The emergence of network and System Administration, during the latter quarter century, as a discipline of science and engineering, has culminated in a number of paradigms for managing networks of collaborating machines. These include automatic regulation, policy based management, computer immunology, quality control procedures and even the psychology of the user-system interaction. Techniques based on scripting, declarative languages, empirical measurements, and theoretical models, spanning psychology to game theory have been developed.

In this volume, key contributions to the discipline are presented through the words of the authors who contributed them. The forum for this thread of ideas has been the USENIX Association's LISA conferences, originally the "Large System Administration" conference. These conferences have played, and continue to play, a unique role in cementing a relationship between researchers and working network and system administrators.

Computer scientists,engineers, system administrators and students will each find something of permanent value here. No matter what developments the future brings, these words represent important conceptual foundations of the field. These papers are reprinted here for the first time in a convenient form, along with a commentary reflecting on their significance within the discipline as a whole

Table of Contents



Sub-cultures of System Administration.

Trust and delegation.

Key to Selected Papers.

About the Editors.


Permissions and Acknowledgements.

A Case Study of Network Management (M.K. Fenton).

Balancing Security and Convenience (V. Jones and D. Schrodel).

Creating an Environment for Novice Users (J.M. Smith).

Priv: An Exercise in Adminstrative Expansion (E. Heilman).

Experiences with Viruses on UNIX Systems (T. Duff).

Site: A Language and System for Configuring Many Computers as One Computing Site (B. Hagemark and K. Zadeck).

Tools for System Administration in a Heterogeneous Environment (R. Finkel and B. Sturgill).

Disk Space Management Without Quotas (E.D. Zwicky).

spy: A Unix File System Security Monitor (B. Spence).

Uniqname Overview (W. Doster, et al.).

The Depot: A Framework for Sharing Software Installation Across Organizational and UNIX Platform Boundaries (K. Mannheimer, et al.).

Using expect to Automate System Administration Tasks (D. Libes).

Policy as a System Administration Tool (E. D. Zwicky, et al.).

Managing Program Binaries in a Heterogeneous UNIX Network (P. Anderson).

We Have Met the Enemy, an informal Survey of Policy Practices in the Internetworked Community (B. Howell and B. Satdeva).

Torture-testing backup and Archive Programs: Things You Ought to Know but Probably Would Rather Not (E. D. Zwicky).

Is Centralized System Adminstration the Answer? (P. Schafer).

Customer Satisfaction Metrics and Measurement (C. Kubicki).

Majordomo: How I Manage 17 Mailing Lists Without Answering "request" Mail (D.B. Chapman).

Automated System Monitoring and Notification with Swatch (S.E. Hansen and E.T. Atkins).

Computer System Performance Problem Detection using Time Series Models (P. Hoogenboom and J. Lepreau).

Horses and Barn Doors: Evolution of Corporate Guidelines for Internet Usage (S. Hambridge and J.C. Sedayao).

Towards a POSIX Standard for Software Administration (B. Archer).

Open Systems Formal Evaluation Process (B.W. Keves).

Customization in a UNIX Computing Environment (C.E. Wills, et al.).

The Amanda Network Backup Manager (J. da Silva and O. Gudmundsson).

The System Administration Maturity Model - SAMM (C. Kubicki).

Towards a High-Level Machine Confugration System (P. Anderson).

Monitoring Usage of Workstations with a Relational Database (J. Finke).

A Site Configuration Engine (M. Burgess).

Availability and Latency of World Wide Web Information Servers (C.L. Viles and J.C. French).

Metrics for Management (C. Hogan).

Decentralising Distributed Systems Administration (C. Hogan, et al.).

SLINK: Simple, Effective Filesystem Maintenance Abstractions for Community-Based Administration (A.L. Couch).

An Analysis of UNIX System Configuration (R. Evard).

Wide Area network Ecology (J.T. Meek, et al.).

Boostrapping an Infrastructure (S. Traugott and J. Huddleston).

Computer Immunology (M. Burgess).

A Visual Approach for Monitoring Logs (L. Girardin and D. Brodbeck).

Accountworks: Users Create Accounts on SQL, Notes, NT and UNIX (B. Arnold).

Deconstructing User Requests and the Nine Step Model (T.A. Limoncelli).

A Retrospective on twelve years of LISA Proceedings (E. Anderson and D. Patterson).

It's Elementary, Dear Watson: Applying Logic Programming to Convergent System Management Processes (A.L. Couch and M. Gilfix).

Theoretical System Administration (M. Burgess).

An Expectant Chat About Script Maturity (A.L. Couch).

Peep (The Network Auralizer): Monitoring Your Network With Sound M. Gilfix and A. Couch).

Tracing Anonymous Packets to Their Approximate Source (H. Burch and B. Ches














網絡管理案例研究(M.K. Fenton)

平衡安全與便利(V. Jones和D. Schrodel)

為新手用戶創建環境(J.M. Smith)

Priv:一個管理擴展的練習(E. Heilman)

UNIX系統上的病毒經驗(T. Duff)

Site:一種將多台計算機配置為一個計算站點的語言和系統(B. Hagemark和K. Zadeck)

異構環境中的系統管理工具(R. Finkel和B. Sturgill)

無配額的磁盤空間管理(E.D. Zwicky)

spy:一個Unix文件系統安全監控器(B. Spence)

Uniqname概述(W. Doster等)

Depot:跨組織和UNIX平台邊界共享軟件安裝的框架(K. Mannheimer等)

使用expect自動化系統管理任務(D. Libes)

策略作為系統管理工具(E. D. Zwicky等)

在異構UNIX網絡中管理程序二進制文件(P. Anderson)

我們已經遇到了敵人,對互聯網社區中的政策實踐進行非正式調查(B. Howell和B. Satdeva)

折磨測試備份和存檔程序:你應該知道但可能不想知道的事情(E. D. Zwicky)

集中式系統管理是答案嗎?(P. Schafer)

客戶滿意度指標和測量(C. Kubicki)

Majordomo:我如何管理17個郵件列表而不回答“請求”郵件(D.B. Chapman)

使用Swatch進行自動系統監控和通知(S.E. Hansen和E.T. Atkins)

使用時間序列模型檢測計算機系統性能問題(P. Hoogenboom和J. Lepreau)

馬和門:企業互聯網使用指南的演變(S. Hambridge和J.C. Sedayao)

朝著POSIX軟件管理標準(B. Archer)

開放系統正式評估過程(B.W. Keves)

UNIX計算環境中的定制化(C.E. Wills等)

Amanda網絡備份管理器(J. da Silva和O. Gudmundsson)

系統管理成熟度模型 - SAMM(C. Kubicki)

朝著高級機器配置系統(P. Anderson)