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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: sendmail, 3rd Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Bryan Costales, Eric Allman
Rating: 3/5
Customer opinion - 3 stars out of 5
Don't limit yourself


This is a great book if you are seasoned Sendmail admin with good C programming skills. I give 3 starts because it is so hard to understand.
I've been using sendmail for 3 years and I just tried Qmail and Postfix. I have chosen Postfix because it's so darn efficiant and configurable.
Viktor Duchovni, is a great help on the online community and the online docs are just as detaild as this sendmail book.
If you are stuck on sendmail then get this book.
But try Qmail and Postfix if you can...
BTW... RedHat lets you choose between Postfix or Sendmail. That means a lot to me.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Active Directory Cookbook for Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
Publisher: O'Reilly
Authors: Robbie Allen
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
AD Automation


Robbie, Excellent book and site for us AD guru's. The cookook has saved me from writing a bunch of scripts. Thanks!
Regards,
David ChianeseIT - Server ServicesDelaware Investments / Lincoln Financial Group



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Network+ Training Guide
Publisher: Que
Authors: Mike Harwood, Drew Bird
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Great for exam prep, not for beginners


I'll get right to it and list the good and bad about this book:

Strengths
1. The book is an excellent exam prep tool, it is organized and laid out with great focus on fulfilling the exam objectives and ensuring the reader is well-prepared. Includes some handy exam tips on the types of questions which you can expect in the exam.
2. It has a very useful "Fast Facts" section at the back which summarizes a lot of useful information concisely, good resource for revising for the exam and for memorizing facts.
3. Has a very good section devoted entirely to TCP/IP.
4. Includes better-than-average testing software which has harder questions.

Weaknesses
1. Considering this is not an 'introduction to networking' book, this may not be a big deal, but this book is definitely not a book for beginners, some background in IT and networking is required to make full use of this book. Many times a new term or abbreviation is used without prior explanation of what it means.
2. Although it was published in 2002, I found some of the information in the book a little outdated. For example I found the OS section to cover a bit too much on the older Windows 98/Me than I like. This maybe a reflection of the fact that the exam covers these 'older' OS too, but I'd like it if it has a more current feel. Also some of the hardware recommendations given in the book feels like it was made back in 1999!

All in all, an excellent tool to help you pass your Network+ exam. I know it helped me :)



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Linux Kernel Development (2nd Edition)
Publisher: Novell Press
Authors: Robert Love
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
good book on Linux 2.6 kernel programming


I just got the book today. I feel deceived in that the details about this book stated around 500 pages. Given the price, I figured this was a reasonable price/page ratio. Now that I have the book in hand, I realize it's only 330 pages, including index and stuff.
I guess this is more of a beef with Amazon than the book.