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Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional

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You love it as the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution, and now Ubuntu is available at a server near you. Embracing the very same features desktop users have grown to love, system administrators are rapidly adopting Ubuntu due to their ability to configure, deploy, and manage network services more effectively than ever.

Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration guides you through all of the key configuration and administration tasks you’ll need to know. Whether you’re ...

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Overview

You love it as the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution, and now Ubuntu is available at a server near you. Embracing the very same features desktop users have grown to love, system administrators are rapidly adopting Ubuntu due to their ability to configure, deploy, and manage network services more effectively than ever.

Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration guides you through all of the key configuration and administration tasks you’ll need to know. Whether you’re interested in adopting Ubuntu within a Fortune 500 environment or just want to use Ubuntu to manage your home network, this book is your go–to guide to using the distribution securely for a wide variety of network services. Topics include file, print, web, and FTP management, command–line tips and tricks, automated installation, configuration and deployment processes, and kernel management.

What you’ll learn

  • Effectively and securely install, update, and deploy your Ubuntu server
  • Configure your server to operate most effectively for a wide variety of purposes, including as a web server, FTP server, and a file and printer manager
  • Rev up your command–line knowledge by taking advantage of little–known shell–related features, tips, and tricks
  • Remotely manage your server through a wide variety of services

Who this book is for

System administrators and application developers seeking to use Ubuntu as a Linux server.

Table of Contents

  1. Installing Ubuntu Server
  2. Getting the Most Out of the Command Line
  3. Performing Essential System Administration Tasks
  4. Performing File System Management Tasks
  5. Configuring Your Server for Security
  6. Setting the System to Your Hand
  7. Running It Anyway You Like
  8. Making Connection
  9. Configuring Network Infrastructure Services
  10. Using Ubuntu Server As a File and Print Server
  11. Setting Up Web Services
  12. Multiplying Your Server
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590599235
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Series: Expert's Voice Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 355
  • Sales rank: 920,896
  • Product dimensions: 7.08 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Sander van Vugt is an independent trainer and consultant, living in the Netherlands and working throughout the European Union. He specializes in Linux and Novell systems, and has worked with both for more than 10 years. Besides being a trainer, he is also an author, having written more than 20 books and hundreds of technical articles. He is a Master Certified Novell Instructor (MCNI) and holds LPIC-1 and -2 certificates, as well as all important Novell certificates.
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