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I am looking for a good source (book, online) of networking on mac osx or linux. What commands, how to connect, send data, security (checking for intruders) etc.. Setup server.

Thanks for the time..

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I would strongly suggest both of these:

Unix in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition
By Arnold Robbins

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596100292

Essential System Administration, Third Edition
Tools and Techniques for Linux and Unix Administration
By Æleen Frisch

http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596003432

They are great books to use both as references and to get a general understand of what tools are available to do what.

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I would recommend Absolute FreeBSD. It's well written in a pretty accessible style. Though I doubt you'll need to read it cover to cover, again the writing style would make it enjoyable. With a mix of history, commands, walk-throughs and tutorials it is appropriate for a beginner with enough to grow into over time. I've had it since this past summer and regret not getting it sooner.

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Here is an Amazon search for "bsd networking". Pick the highest-rated one from that list and get cracking.

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