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Re: Troubleshooting and Problem Solving (debian-book)

[some quotes from debian-private -- I'm going to presume that
Stephen didn't have any urgent need for them to be private.
Even so, I'm limiting my quoting.]

On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 03:06:38AM +0100, Stephen Stafford wrote:
> The (I stress draft, this is not set in stone by any means, they are 
> just ideas as they occurred to me) ToC is:
> 7. basic troubleshooting tools

Programs which deserve explicit mention in the ToC,
which I don't see mentioned:

Other basic tools:
ps, pstree
kill, killall
X, Xnest (limited usefulness -- is buggy), vnc [ch 16]
essential basic unix: grep, tail, less
essential intermediate unix: find/xargs (especially on source tree), ulimit
essential basic sysadmin: su/sudo
essential intermediate sysadmin: chroot
essential basic network admin: netstat, ping, traceroute/mtr, ssh, telnet/nc
essential intermediate sysadmin: iptables (or maybe ipchains?)
essential linux: /proc file system, /dev/vcs

I think there's an x protocol tracing tool, but I don't
remember its name. [ch 16]

> Chapters 2-8 deal with generalities and ideas of how to go about 
> things.  9-19 I see as being more specific.



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