Appendix B. Bibliography

While manual pages provide a definitive reference for individual pieces of the FreeBSD operating system, they seldom illustrate how to put the pieces together to make the whole operating system run smoothly. For this, there is no substitute for a good book or users' manual on UNIX® system administration.

B.1. Books Specific to FreeBSD

International books:

English language books:

B.2. Users' Guides

B.3. Administrators' Guides

B.4. Programmers' Guides

  • Computer Systems Research Group, UC Berkeley. 4.4BSD Programmer’s Reference Manual. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1994. ISBN 1-56592-078-3

  • Computer Systems Research Group, UC Berkeley. 4.4BSD Programmer’s Supplementary Documents. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1994. ISBN 1-56592-079-1

  • Harbison, Samuel P. and Steele, Guy L. Jr. C: A Reference Manual. 4th Ed. Prentice Hall, 1995. ISBN 0-13-326224-3

  • Kernighan, Brian and Dennis M. Ritchie. The C Programming Language. 2nd Ed. PTR Prentice Hall, 1988. ISBN 0-13-110362-8

  • Lehey, Greg. Porting UNIX Software. O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1995. ISBN 1-56592-126-7

  • Plauger, P. J. The Standard C Library. Prentice Hall, 1992. ISBN 0-13-131509-9

  • Spinellis, Diomidis. Code Reading: The Open Source Perspective. Addison-Wesley, 2003. ISBN 0-201-79940-5

  • Spinellis, Diomidis. Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective. Addison-Wesley, 2006. ISBN 0-321-16607-8

  • Stevens, W. Richard and Stephen A. Rago. Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment. 2nd Ed. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 2005. ISBN 0-201-43307-9

  • Stevens, W. Richard. UNIX Network Programming. 2nd Ed, PTR Prentice Hall, 1998. ISBN 0-13-490012-X

B.5. Operating System Internals

  • Andleigh, Prabhat K. UNIX System Architecture. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1990. ISBN 0-13-949843-5

  • Jolitz, William. "Porting UNIX to the 386". Dr. Dobb’s Journal. January 1991-July 1992.

  • Leffler, Samuel J., Marshall Kirk McKusick, Michael J Karels and John Quarterman The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1989. ISBN 0-201-06196-1

  • Leffler, Samuel J., Marshall Kirk McKusick, The Design and Implementation of the 4.3BSD UNIX Operating System: Answer Book. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1991. ISBN 0-201-54629-9

  • McKusick, Marshall Kirk, Keith Bostic, Michael J Karels, and John Quarterman. The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN 0-201-54979-4

    (Chapter 2 of this book is available online as part of the FreeBSD Documentation Project.)

  • Marshall Kirk McKusick, George V. Neville-Neil The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System. Boston, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 2004. ISBN 0-201-70245-2

  • Marshall Kirk McKusick, George V. Neville-Neil, Robert N. M. Watson The Design and Implementation of the FreeBSD Operating System, 2nd Ed.. Westford, Mass. : Pearson Education, Inc., 2014. ISBN 0-321-96897-2

  • Stevens, W. Richard. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 1: The Protocols. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN 0-201-63346-9

  • Schimmel, Curt. Unix Systems for Modern Architectures. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1994. ISBN 0-201-63338-8

  • Stevens, W. Richard. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 3: TCP for Transactions, HTTP, NNTP and the UNIX Domain Protocols. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1996. ISBN 0-201-63495-3

  • Vahalia, Uresh. UNIX Internals — The New Frontiers. Prentice Hall, 1996. ISBN 0-13-101908-2

  • Wright, Gary R. and W. Richard Stevens. TCP/IP Illustrated, Volume 2: The Implementation. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-63354-X

B.6. Security Reference

  • Cheswick, William R. and Steven M. Bellovin. Firewalls and Internet Security: Repelling the Wily Hacker. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-63357-4

  • Garfinkel, Simson. PGP Pretty Good Privacy O’Reilly & Associates, Inc., 1995. ISBN 1-56592-098-8

B.7. Hardware Reference

  • Anderson, Don and Tom Shanley. Pentium Processor System Architecture. 2nd Ed. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-40992-5

  • Ferraro, Richard F. Programmer’s Guide to the EGA, VGA, and Super VGA Cards. 3rd ed. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-62490-7

  • Intel Corporation publishes documentation on their CPUs, chipsets and standards on their developer web site, usually as PDF files.

  • Shanley, Tom. 80486 System Architecture. 3rd Ed. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-40994-1

  • Shanley, Tom. ISA System Architecture. 3rd Ed. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1995. ISBN 0-201-40996-8

  • Shanley, Tom. PCI System Architecture. 4th Ed. Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1999. ISBN 0-201-30974-2

  • Van Gilluwe, Frank. The Undocumented PC, 2nd Ed. Reading, Mass: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1996. ISBN 0-201-47950-8

  • Messmer, Hans-Peter. The Indispensable PC Hardware Book, 4th Ed. Reading, Mass : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 2002. ISBN 0-201-59616-4

B.8. UNIX® History

  • Lion, John Lion’s Commentary on UNIX, 6th Ed. With Source Code. ITP Media Group, 1996. ISBN 1573980137

  • Raymond, Eric S. The New Hacker’s Dictionary, 3rd edition. MIT Press, 1996. ISBN 0-262-68092-0. Also known as the Jargon File

  • Salus, Peter H. A quarter century of UNIX. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc., 1994. ISBN 0-201-54777-5

  • Simon Garfinkel, Daniel Weise, Steven Strassmann. The UNIX-HATERS Handbook. IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 1994. ISBN 1-56884-203-1. Out of print, but available online.

  • Don Libes, Sandy Ressler Life with UNIX - special edition. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1989. ISBN 0-13-536657-7

  • The BSD family tree. https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/tree/share/misc/bsd-family-tree or /usr/share/misc/bsd-family-tree on a FreeBSD machine.

  • Networked Computer Science Technical Reports Library.

  • Old BSD releases from the Computer Systems Research group (CSRG). http://www.mckusick.com/csrg/: The 4CD set covers all BSD versions from 1BSD to 4.4BSD and 4.4BSD-Lite2 (but not 2.11BSD, unfortunately). The last disk also holds the final sources plus the SCCS files.

  • Kernighan, Brian Unix: A History and a Memoir. Kindle Direct Publishing, 2020. ISBN 978-169597855-3

B.9. Periodicals, Journals, and Magazines