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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition -- from No Starch Press

From:  Jessica Miller <>
Subject:  New to Review: 'Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition' from No Starch Press
Date:  Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:00:39 -0700
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Jessica Miller
415.863.9900 x110

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition--First Copy to Be Auctioned for The OpenBSD Foundation

San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2013--OpenBSD is an elegant, highly secure Unix-like operating system.
Because OpenBSD is completely free and open source, it relies on user support and The OpenBSD
Foundation for its existence and upkeep. As a show of support for this important non-profit and the
OpenBSD community, No Starch Press and author Michael W. Lucas are auctioning the first printed
copy of Lucas's second edition of Absolute OpenBSD (No Starch Press, April 2013, 536 pp., $59.95,
ISBN 9781593274764).

The week-long auction begins Tuesday, April 9. The highest bidder will receive the first printed
copy of Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition, signed by Michael W. Lucas. All proceeds from the auction
will benefit The OpenBSD Foundation.

"The first book off the press is something I'd like to own, especially after spending four years
writing it," says author Michael W. Lucas. "But OpenBSD and the community around it has had my back
for years, and this way I can return the favor."

More About the Book

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition is a complete guide to OpenBSD--a highly secure operating system
widely used as the basis for critical DNS servers, routers, firewalls, and more. This edition is
completely updated to cover OpenBSD 5.3 and includes new coverage of OpenBSD's boot system,
security features like W^X and ProPolice, and advanced networking techniques.

More About The OpenBSD Foundation

The OpenBSD Foundation is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation that exists to support OpenBSD and
related projects. The foundation uses all funds it receives to fund infrastructure costs for the
advancement and maintenance of these projects, as well as developer events and other initiatives.

Michael W. Lucas is a network/security engineer who keeps getting stuck with network problems
nobody else wants to touch. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Absolute OpenBSD, Absolute
FreeBSD, Network Flow Analysis, Cisco Routers for the Desperate, and PGP & GPG, all from No Starch
Press. Find his website and blog at, or follow @mwlauthor on

Mr. Lucas is available for radio, TV, print, and online interviews. Please contact

Auction information:
Chapter 8, "Disks and Filesystems":
Table of contents overview:
Detailed table of contents (PDF):
Index (PDF):
No Starch Press Catalog Page:

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition
by Michael W. Lucas
April 2013, 536 pp., $59.95 USD
ISBN 9781593274764

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