Sudo Mastery is the third book released from my private label, Tilted Windmill Press.
Unix-like operating systems use a rudimentary access control system: the root account can do anything, while other users are peasants with only minimal access. This worked fine in UNIX’s youth, but today, system administration responsibilities are spread among many people and applications. Each person needs a tiny slice of root’s power.
Sudo lets you divide root’s monolithic power between the people who need it with accountability and auditability.
Sudo Mastery will teach you to:
design a sudo policy rather than slap rules together
simplify policies with lists and aliases
use non-Unix information sources in policies
configure alternate sudo policies
manage shell environments
verify system integrity and perform intrusion detection
have a common sudo policy across your server farm
manage sudo policies via LDAP
log and debug sudo
log and replay full sudo sessions
use authentication systems other than passwords
While many people use sudo, most use only a small part of it’s features. Chances are, you’re doing it wrong. Master sudo with Sudo Mastery.
Get the print book from:
my bookstore (list price, but I make the most off of these; these are Lucas Charity purchases)
Barnes & Noble (coming soon)
Get the ebook from:
my personal publisher, Tilted Windmill Press — I provide DRM-free PDF, epub, and mobi. I make the most on these sales, but they’re PayPal-only as of now
Smashwords – ten different ebook formats, but missing the footnotes. Footnotes are not vital to understanding the book, but their absence annoys me. I’m working around the issue, and will update the book once I figure out how.
Barnes & Noble – coming soon!