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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
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<!--
     The FreeBSD Documentation Project

     $FreeBSD$
-->

<!ENTITY % chapters SYSTEM "chapters.ent">
%chapters;
<!ENTITY % txtfiles SYSTEM "txtfiles.ent">
%txtfiles;
]>

<book lang='en'>
  <bookinfo>
    <title>FreeBSD Handbook</title>

    <corpauthor>The FreeBSD Documentation Project</corpauthor>

    <pubdate>$FreeBSD$</pubdate>

    <releaseinfo>$FreeBSD$</releaseinfo>

    <copyright>
      <year>1995</year>
      <year>1996</year>
      <year>1997</year>
      <year>1998</year>
      <year>1999</year>
      <year>2000</year>
      <year>2001</year>
      <year>2002</year>
      <year>2003</year>
      <year>2004</year>
      <year>2005</year>
      <year>2006</year>
      <year>2007</year>
      <year>2008</year>
      <year>2009</year>
      <year>2010</year>
      <year>2011</year>
      <year>2012</year>
      <year>2013</year>
      <holder>The FreeBSD Documentation Project</holder>
    </copyright>

    &legalnotice;

    <legalnotice id="trademarks" role="trademarks">
      &tm-attrib.freebsd;
      &tm-attrib.3com;
      &tm-attrib.3ware;
      &tm-attrib.arm;
      &tm-attrib.adaptec;
      &tm-attrib.adobe;
      &tm-attrib.apple;
      &tm-attrib.creative;
      &tm-attrib.cvsup;
      &tm-attrib.heidelberger;
      &tm-attrib.ibm;
      &tm-attrib.ieee;
      &tm-attrib.intel;
      &tm-attrib.intuit;
      &tm-attrib.linux;
      &tm-attrib.lsilogic;
      &tm-attrib.m-systems;
      &tm-attrib.macromedia;
      &tm-attrib.microsoft;
      &tm-attrib.nexthop;
      &tm-attrib.opengroup;
      &tm-attrib.oracle;
      &tm-attrib.powerquest;
      &tm-attrib.realnetworks;
      &tm-attrib.redhat;
      &tm-attrib.sap;
      &tm-attrib.sun;
      &tm-attrib.symantec;
      &tm-attrib.themathworks;
      &tm-attrib.thomson;
      &tm-attrib.usrobotics;
      &tm-attrib.vmware;
      &tm-attrib.waterloomaple;
      &tm-attrib.wolframresearch;
      &tm-attrib.xfree86;
      &tm-attrib.xiph;
      &tm-attrib.general;
    </legalnotice>

    <abstract>
      <para>Welcome to FreeBSD! This handbook covers the installation
	and day to day use of
	<emphasis>FreeBSD &rel2.current;-RELEASE</emphasis> and
	<emphasis>FreeBSD &rel.current;-RELEASE</emphasis>.  This
	manual is a <emphasis>work in progress</emphasis> and is the
	work of many individuals.  As such, some sections may become
	dated and require updating.  If you are interested in helping
	out with this project, send email to the &a.doc;.  The latest
	version of this document is always available from the
	<ulink url="http://www.FreeBSD.org/">FreeBSD web site</ulink>
	(previous versions of this handbook can be obtained from
	<ulink url="http://docs.FreeBSD.org/doc/"></ulink>).  It may
	also be downloaded in a variety of formats and compression
	options from the
	<ulink url="ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/doc/">FreeBSD
	  FTP server</ulink> or one of the numerous
	<link linkend="mirrors-ftp">mirror sites</link>.  If you would
	prefer to have a hard copy of the handbook, you can purchase
	one at the
	<ulink url="http://www.freebsdmall.com/">FreeBSD Mall</ulink>.
	You may also want to
	<ulink url="&url.base;/search/index.html">search the
	  handbook</ulink>.</para>
    </abstract>
  </bookinfo>

  &chap.preface;

  <part id="getting-started">
    <title>Getting Started</title>

    <partintro>
      <para>This part of the FreeBSD Handbook is for users and
	administrators who are new to FreeBSD.  These chapters:</para>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para>Introduce you to FreeBSD.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Guide you through the installation process.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Teach you &unix; basics and fundamentals.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Show you how to install the wealth of third party
	    applications available for FreeBSD.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Introduce you to X, the &unix; windowing system, and
	    detail how to configure a desktop environment that makes
	    you more productive.</para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>

      <para>We have tried to keep the number of forward references in
	the text to a minimum so that you can read this section of the
	Handbook from front to back with the minimum page flipping
	required.</para>
    </partintro>

    &chap.introduction;
    &chap.bsdinstall;
    &chap.install;
    &chap.basics;
    &chap.ports;
    &chap.x11;
  </part>

  <part id="common-tasks">
    <title>Common Tasks</title>

    <partintro>
      <para>Now that the basics have been covered, this part of the
	FreeBSD Handbook will discuss some frequently used features of
	FreeBSD.  These chapters:</para>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para>Introduce you to popular and useful desktop
	    applications: browsers, productivity tools, document
	    viewers, etc.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Introduce you to a number of multimedia tools
	    available for FreeBSD.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Explain the process of building a customized FreeBSD
	    kernel, to enable extra functionality on your
	    system.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Describe the print system in detail, both for desktop
	    and network-connected printer setups.</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Show you how to run Linux applications on your FreeBSD
	    system.</para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>

      <para>Some of these chapters recommend that you do some prior
	reading, and this is noted in the synopsis at the beginning of
	each chapter.</para>
    </partintro>

    &chap.desktop;
    &chap.multimedia;
    &chap.kernelconfig;
    &chap.printing;
    &chap.linuxemu;
  </part>

  <part id="system-administration">
    <title>System Administration</title>

    <partintro>
      <para>The remaining chapters of the FreeBSD Handbook cover all
	aspects of FreeBSD system administration.  Each chapter starts
	by describing what you will learn as a result of reading the
	chapter, and also details what you are expected to know before
	tackling the material.</para>

      <para>These chapters are designed to be read when you need
	the information.  You do not have to read them in any
	particular order, nor do you need to read all of them before
	you can begin using FreeBSD.</para>
    </partintro>

    &chap.config;
    &chap.boot;
    &chap.users;
    &chap.security;
    &chap.jails;
    &chap.mac;
    &chap.audit;
    &chap.disks;
    &chap.geom;
    &chap.filesystems;
    &chap.vinum;
    &chap.virtualization;
    &chap.l10n;
    &chap.cutting-edge;
    &chap.dtrace;
  </part>

  <part id="network-communication">
    <title>Network Communication</title>

    <partintro>
      <para>FreeBSD is one of the most widely deployed operating
	systems for high performance network servers.  The chapters in
	this part cover:</para>

      <itemizedlist>
	<listitem>
	  <para>Serial communication</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>PPP and PPP over Ethernet</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Electronic Mail</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Running Network Servers</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Firewalls</para>
	</listitem>

	<listitem>
	  <para>Other Advanced Networking Topics</para>
	</listitem>
      </itemizedlist>

      <para>These chapters are designed to be read when
	you need the information.  You do not have to read them in any
	particular order, nor do you need to read all of them before
	you can begin using FreeBSD in a network environment.</para>
    </partintro>

    &chap.serialcomms;
    &chap.ppp-and-slip;
    &chap.mail;
    &chap.network-servers;
    &chap.firewalls;
    &chap.advanced-networking;

  </part>

  <part id="appendices">
    <title>Appendices</title>

    &chap.mirrors;
    &chap.bibliography;
    &chap.eresources;
    &chap.pgpkeys;
  </part>
  &chap.freebsd-glossary;
  &chap.index;
  &chap.colophon;
</book>