UNIX System Administration Links I've Found Useful

Web Server Docs This is just a document I put together listing documentation for running a web server.

UNIX administration links

UNIX GURU UNIVERSE I cannot emphasize how useful this site has been for me. The one-stop site for UNIX administration information.
Archie Request Form Archie is a service which can be used to search a large number of ftp archives for a specific file or name. The Archie server does a recursive directory listing of most of the public ftp sites, and allows you to search this database. Again, a excellent tool.
Ohio State/CIS Web Services Ohio State has built one of the great tools on the web. This archive contains html'd versions of all the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) from USENET News. The amount (and range) of information here can boggle the mind. (Check out the caffeine FAQ.)
DNS Resources Directory DNS Resources Directory: looks good.

UNIX Support Problem Databases

Hewlett Packard SupportLine
IBM U.S. AIX Support Family
SCO Software Support Library Article Search Form
SGI Tech Center , Supportfolio Online and SGI Technical Publications. (New dedicated server!)
SunSoft Online and Sun Product Documentation is now online!

SUN Administration

Solaris Freeware Project
Free Solaris Promotion for Non-Commercial Use
The SE Performance Toolkit - Release 3.0
PatchDiag Tool is provided by Sun to determine what recommended and security patches are required for your Sun system.

SGI Administration

SGI frequently Asked Questions
SGI Unified admin frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Depot Archive is a repository of a large number of software packages, all precompiled and ready to install. Packages are available for Solaris (both 2.5 and 2.6) and Irix 6.2.

AIX Administration

TKG's AIXpointers
AIX ftp site: ucla
University of Waterloo AIX Support Group
Aix FAQ at Emory University

HP-UX Administration

The University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA) HP-UX Software Archive
comp.sys.hp.hpux FAQ at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
HP-UX Administrators Mailing List Archive

Other Useful Links

Washington University Data Archive and DEC archive (gatekeeper) These are the grand old archive sites. It used to be if I needed something, this was were I went. Now there is also the U of MN's archive which is not as complete, but much closer.

SAGE, The System
       Administrators' Guild SAGE, The System Administrators' Guild, Special Technical Group of the USENIX Association. A good thing, if one is foolish enough to pick this as a career. (And you can never have too many GIF Animations. <grin>

Yost Serial Device Wiring Standard Dave Yost came up with this scheme to simplify the cabling of serial devices. How it works is each device has an adapter to the serial port that converts to pinout to a RJ-45 cable. Then all devices are connected using a simple reversed ribbon cable. This was referenced in the second edition of UNIX System Administration Handbook written by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Scott Seebass, and Trent R. Hein.

MindTerm is an entirely FREE (GPL) SSH (currently v1.5) client program written in 100% pure Java (non-certified). The good points is not only is it an ssh clinet, but it has built in scp file transfer and ssh tunneling. Also, it can be used as an applet. Applets are available for Netscape and Internet Explorer. Of course, the catch is that you have to trust the content from MindTerm...

UNIX Rosetta Stone This page maintains a Sysadmin's Unixersal Translator (Rosetta Stone) OR "What do they call that in this world?" for the various flavors of UNIX.

Sun Computer Administration FAQ at Ohio State
Various Work Links
Yahoo Home Page - Index to everything ...
IETF Request for Comments Documents (RFC's). This page allows for text search of the RFC's!
Expect - Home Page
The Perl Institute, The Perl Language Home Page and CPAN (at the UofMN) are good sources of information on something or other.
Stokely Consulting's Unix System Administrator's Resource Center
Cisco IOS Software Configuration.

Possibly Useful Links, not fully explored

Windows NT FAQ
NewArchives of BUGTRAQ@NETSPACE.ORG and original Bugtraq mailing list archives
Infilsec System Vulnerability Database
The Rotherwick Firewall Resource - Point of Attack
Linux Documentation Project
Twin Cities Systems Administrators (TCSA)
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