Web Resources

Web Resources

Just about everything I know about FreeBSD is in this diary.  If you need more
help with FreeBSD, I suggest one of the following resources.  Over the past few
months, I’ve been getting more and more requests about what magazines do I read and what
books do I use.  So I’ve divided up the resources into Books
and Magazines
and Web Resources.

Things everyone should read

This is a collection of documents which you
need to read.

FreeBSD Handbook

The handbook should be
your first stop.  If you’re installing or upgrading, read this first before you do
anything else.

FreeBSD Support Page

The FreeBSD Support Page
lists the various mailing lists (several languages), newsgroups, mirror web-sites, a
problem reporting database, the CVS (Concurrent Version System), User Groups, etc. 
Go check it out.

FreeBSD Mailing List Archives

If I can’t find what I need in the Handbook, then I try the mailing list archives.  
The archives are a great resource.  You can usually find something in there which
relates to your problem.  Just search for it.  Remember that you can limit the
number of results; if you don’t find it in the first 25 (which is the default), try
bumping up the number a bit.

FreeBSD Mailing Lists

The FreeBSD mailing
lists
themselves are also a great way to solve a problem.  When you post a
message before to remember the following:

  • Give detail.  It’s hard to solve a problem if you say "My install
    failed".
  • If replying to a message, watch for where it was sent.  If the message went you and
    the mailing list, then reply to both.  That way, the send gets your message quicker,
    and the list sees the whole thread. 
  • Part of the beauty of the mailing list is the if wrong advice is given
    out, it can be quickly corrected by other.  Plus, it gets added to the archive so
    others can search for the same problem and solution.

A much better list of pointers is available from http://www.lemis.com/questions.html.

There are also newsgroups, such as comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc, which deal
with FreeBSD.

TFUG Help Desk

A help desk run by
the Tucson Free Unix Group.  They have some very good stuff on setting up FreeBSD and
Linux machines.

Small FreeBSD Home Page

This website is
dedicated to information on FreeBSD in small and unusual places, such as a single floppy.

PPP – Point to Point Protocol

This site is maintained
by Brian Somers.  He is the person responsible for user-ppp under FreeBSD and
OpenBSD.

The FreeBSD Diary Search Page

If you can’t find what you want on my web site, try the search page and type in what you are looking for.  You just
might find that elusive error message you’ve been trying to fix.

The FreeBSD’zine archives

The archives of an online magazine which dealt
exclusively with FreeBSD.

Other links

Setting Up a New FreeBSD System

FreeBSD Newbies Resources
FreeBSD Newbies First Aid Kit
FreeBSD Installation for Newbies
The FreeBSD Mall
FreeBSD System Administration
Manager

The Linux+FreeBSD
mini-HOWTO

Useful FreeBSD Links

3 thoughts on “Web Resources”

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      Thank you for your time, citicen.

      – PsF

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