UNIX Sysadmin Resources

This list of resources was created by Stokely Consulting, and moved to SunHELP in May 2005.
Please send updates, corrections, or additions to Bill Bradford.

You may also find the UNIX Sysadmin Resources page useful.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Patches, & Other Information:
FAQs, info, mailing lists, searches, documentation, vendors…

FAQs A-M: AIX | Batch, Queueing & Scheduling | BSDi | CD-R | Coffee & Caffeine | DEC | DHCP & DDNS | FTP Servers & Clients | FrameMaker | Free Unix Versions | HP-UX | Linux | Majordomo

FAQs N-R: Network Cabling | Network News & Usenet | Network Time Protocol (NTP) | PC & Mac NFS, AppleShare, Unix Integration

FAQs S: Samba | SCO | SCSI | SGI | SNMP | Sybase | SysAdm Books

FAQs Sun Microsystems: Disabling BREAK on Sun console serial ports | Sun FAQs | Software for Suns & Solaris x86 | Sun Pictures, Illustrations & Visio Shapes | Solaris x86 specific info | Sparc Laptops | Performance Tuning, Security & Process Mgmt | Solaris Patch Management | Sun Keyboards | Using non-Sun monitors | Other Sun/SPARC info, sites, and tools

FAQs T-Z: TCP/IP & Ethernet, Cable Modems | Tru64 | Unix | Unix Shells | vi & friends | X11/Motif | Other FAQs

Automated System Management Products
Info, commercial, public-domain & free tools to automate Unix administration

Backup & Archival Software
Commercial vendors, information, free/public domain backup systems

Vendors of all sorts of cables for Unix computers

Disk & Tape Information
FAQs, specifications, tools, RAID/Disk/SAN vendors, enclosures, Zip, JAZ, Syquest, disaster recovery, secure file deletion

DNS & Other Naming / Directory Services
Info and tools for DNS/BIND, DJBDNS, NIS, & LDAP

Electronic Mail
Mail transfer agents, Spam and virus blockers, servers, webmail, FAQs, courses, software, tips and tricks

Firewalls & Unix Security
Info, FAQs, CERT, mailing list search, SSH, products, vendors

Hardware/Software Support Providers for Unix Systems
3rd-party hardware and software support companies

Mailing Lists for Unix System Administration
Mailing lists for Unix system administration questions, by vendor/product

Printing & Plotting
Ghostscript, software, printcaps, SPARCPrinter error codes and how-tos, free and commercial data plotting software

Problem Tracking & Project Management Tools for Unix
Free and commercial tools, information

Searching the Internet
Gateway to anonymous ftp sites & search engines

Shareware, Free & Public-Domain Software
GNU tools, lots of tools and utilities

Source Code Version Control / Software Configuration Management & Unix
Free, public-domain, shareware, GPL, and commercial products

Training Courses & Certification for Unix SysAdmins
Online/classroom/free/commercial Unix System Administration courses and certification

Unix Portals & Technical Bookstores, Magazines, & User Groups
Resources to keep a Unix Sysadm up-to-date

UPS & Power Conditioning
Uninterruptable Power System vendors, tools, and information for Unix machines

VARs & Resellers of Unix Products
Good places to buy Unix software & hardware products

X Terminals, Thin Clients & Network Computers
Manufacturers of X11 hardware and software