2. Overview of this Manual

This book consists of the three main parts. The first part is a tutorial, which provides a gentle (as far as possible) introduction for those who are new to slb. Although it is meant to be self-contained, the reader is required to have some basic notions about SNMP and UNIX system administration. The tutorial should help the reader to familiarize himself with the package and to start using it. It does not, however, cover some of the less frequently used features of slb.

The two chapters that follow complement the tutorial. The Invocation summarizes the command line syntax and options available to slb. The Configuration contains a detailed reference to the configuration file syntax and statements. These two chapters provide all the information necessary to understand and configure slb, for both beginners and for users familiar with the package.