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The image on the cover of Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security depicts fencers. Whether used for sport or for war, the art of fencing can be traced back to some of the earliest known
. For example, fencers entertained Pharaohs in ancient Engypt. The Greeks and Romans, meanwhile, had systems of martial arts that included swordsmanship. The modern sport of fencing originated in the first Olympic Games, in 1896, and consists of three different weapons: foil, \351p\351e, and
. The lightest of these weapons is the foil. A foil fencer can only score hits by landing thrusts to the trunk of the body. A modern electrical scoring apparatus, worn by the fencer, will record a hit for any blow landed with a force of at least 4.90 newtons. Less flexible and heavier than the foil, the \351p\351e usually has a large hand guard. This bell-shaped guard is important because the \351p\351e fencer is not as limited in her targets-the entire body, including the hand, is
a valid target to score hits. An \351p\351e fencer registers a hit with 7.35 newtons of force. The sabre
from these first two swords in that it is an edge, rather than a point, weapon. A sabre fencer may land points to any part of the upper body (head, torso, and arms). A touch with the point, flat, or edge of the sword will register a hit.
Adam Witwer was the production editor, and Nancy Reinhardt was the copyeditor for Mastering FreeBSD and OpenBSD Security. Linley Dolby proofread the text. Sarah Sherman and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Lucie Haskins wrote the index.
Emma Colby designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is a 19th-century
from the Dover Pictorial Archive. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's ITC Garamond font.
David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Judy Hoer to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Myriad Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS. The tip and warning icons were drawn by Christopher Bing. This colophon was written by Adam Witwer.
The online edition of this book was created by the Digital Books production
(John Chodacki, Ken Douglass, and Ellie Cutler) using a set of Frame-to-XML conversion and cleanup tools written and
by Erik Ray, Benn Salter, John Chodacki, Ellie Cutler, and Jeff Liggett.