Systems Administrators Koans

You have to know why things work in the operating system.

The final arbiter of system behavior is what the system does.

A computer by itself makes the sound of one hand clapping.

Do not confuse stupidity with randomness.

Do not ascribe to malice that which can easily be explained by incompetence.

If you want the root password, you must carry a pager.

The simplest security is no security at all.