(Formerly) Analytical Network and System Administration

(Formerly) Analytical Network and System Administration

This is a research document and a textbook for graduate students and researchers in the field of networking and system administration. It offers a theoretical perspective on human-computer systems and their administration.

Publication date: 21 Jul 2017

ISBN-10: n/a

ISBN-13: n/a

Paperback: 588 pages

Views: 2,437

Type: Textbook

Publisher: n/a

License: n/a

Post time: 10 Aug 2017 12:00:00

(Formerly) Analytical Network and System Administration

(Formerly) Analytical Network and System Administration This is a research document and a textbook for graduate students and researchers in the field of networking and system administration. It offers a theoretical perspective on human-computer systems and their administration.
Tag(s): Data Communication and Networks System Administration
Publication date: 21 Jul 2017
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: n/a
Paperback: 588 pages
Views: 2,437
Document Type: Textbook
Publisher: n/a
License: n/a
Post time: 10 Aug 2017 12:00:00
From the webpage:
Mark Burgess wrote:My plan is to self-publish them in a convenient and affordable paperback form, with a new cover, and updates and corrections. In the mean time, I make them available in a 'working state' for the benefit of readers.

From the Preface:
Mark Burgess wrote:This is a research document and a textbook for graduate students and researchers in the field of networking and system administration. It offers a theoretical perspective on human-computer systems and their administration. The book assumes a basic competence in mathematical methods, common to undergraduates courses. Readers looking for a less theoretical introduction to the subject may wish to consult [Bur00b]. 

I have striven to write a short book, treating topics briefly rather than succumbing to the temptation to write an encyclopædia that few will read or be able to lift. I have not attempted to survey the literature or provide any historical context to the development of these ideas (see [ABC01]). I hope this makes the book accessible to the intelligent lay reader who does not possess an extensive literacy in the field, and would be confused by such distractions. The more advanced reader should find sufficient threads to follow to add depth to the material. In my experience, too much attention to detail merely results in forgetting why one is studying something at all. In this case, we are trying to formulate a descriptive language for systems.




About The Author(s)


Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl) is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on distributed information infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine, and is Emeritus Professor of Network and System Administration from Oslo University College. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and papers on topics from physics, Network and System Administration, to fiction. He also writes a blog on issues of science and IT industry concerns.

Mark Burgess

Mark Burgess (@markburgess_osl) is a theoretician and practitioner in the area of information systems, whose work has focused largely on distributed information infrastructure. He is known particularly for his work on Configuration Management and Promise Theory. He was the principal Founder of CFEngine, and is Emeritus Professor of Network and System Administration from Oslo University College. He is the author of numerous books, articles, and papers on topics from physics, Network and System Administration, to fiction. He also writes a blog on issues of science and IT industry concerns.


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