Copyright © 2012-2014 Sven Vermeulen
The book "A Gentoo Linux Advanced Reference Architecture" is meant as a resource displaying the powerful features of many free software solutions that are supported on top of Gentoo Linux. It is a deep-dive approach in many aspects related to processes, supportability, maintainability based on Gentoo Linux system deployments.
Unlike the existing, per-application documents that exist on the Internet (and which are a valuable resource to get into the gory details of many applications) and the per-distribution guides that provide information on using that particular distribution, this book will focus more on architecturing IT infrastructure for medium-sized enterprises. Smaller enterprises might find the reference architecture here too expensive or large - however, many services described in the book can be slimmed down into a smaller deployment as well.
It is seriously recommended to have a good grasp of what Gentoo Linux is to start with. The other online resource ("Linux Sea") can be a good introduction to Gentoo Linux, but that might not be sufficient to appreciate the detail and organization of this book.
This book will progress rather slowly (compared to the initial development of "Linux Sea" as its content will be written down as I teach myself the technologies mentioned within. When the development of this book started, knowledge about the technical services described later is still limited, and the book will be used as a sort-of progress report by the author. Call it offsite knowledge storage ;-)
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