Contributed by jose on from the co-written-by-your-editor dept.
In the past couple of years, myself and Brandon Palmer have been writing a book on OpenBSD. At the time it was started, Brandon was writing what would have been the first book on OpenBSD. He got about halfway through it when I decided to help him out (I needed a distraction from my thesis). We finished it up a few months ago but in the meantime we also secured a publisher for the book. Addison-Wesley, the people who brought you the TCP/IP Illustrated books and many, many more books by very respectable authors, is our publisher.
The aim of the book is to spend less time teaching you UNIX and networking and more time focusing on doing things with OpenBSD that you love to do. Things like running a secure mailer, using systrace, IPv6, IPsec, and the like. We hope to provide a nice, unique complement to the books that have emerged this year by providing documentation for where OpenBSD users want to go. We're focusing on OpenBSD 3.4, we finished it just as 3.4 was tagged and cut. The OpenBSD journal archives (and mailing lists, and well documented source code) were our chief tools as we documented the system. Thank you to everyone who has shared their knowledge with the community or with Brandon and myself personally.
So, after about 2 years worth of work by two authors (with help from Todd Fries and others), Secure Architectures with OpenBSD will be on bookshelves this coming March or April.
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