Official Ubuntu Server Book: Barnes & Noble Special Edition

Official Ubuntu Server Book: Barnes & Noble Special Edition

by Kyle Rankin, Benjamin Mako Hill
     
 
Ubuntu Server is a complete, free server operating system that just works, with the extra Ubuntu polish, innovation, and simplicity that administrators love.

Now, there's a definitive, authoritative guide to getting up-and-running quickly with the newest, most powerful versions of Ubuntu Server. Written by leading members of the Ubuntu community, The Official

Overview

Ubuntu Server is a complete, free server operating system that just works, with the extra Ubuntu polish, innovation, and simplicity that administrators love.

Now, there's a definitive, authoritative guide to getting up-and-running quickly with the newest, most powerful versions of Ubuntu Server. Written by leading members of the Ubuntu community, The Official Ubuntu Server Book covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu Server, whether you're a beginner or a battle-hardened senior system administrator.

The authors cover Ubuntu Server from start to finish: installation, basic administration and monitoring, security, backup, troubleshooting, system rescue, and much more. They walk through deploying each of the most common server applications, from file and print services to state-of-the-art, cost-saving virtualization. Finally, they guide the reader with command line basics and list some of their favorite all-time time-saving sysadmin tricks and tips in sections special to this Barnes & Noble Special Edition. In addition, you'll learn how to

• Make the most of Ubuntu Server's latest, most powerful technologies
• Discover easy, fast ways to perform key administration tasks
• Automate Ubuntu installs, no matter how many servers you're installing
• Quickly set up low-cost web servers and email
• Protect your server with Ubuntu's built-in and optional security tools
• Minimize downtime with fault tolerance and clustering
• Master proven, step-by-step server and network troubleshooting techniques
• Walk through rescuing an Ubuntu server that won't boot
• Use globs, pipes, andshell redirection on the command line.

The CD contains the Ubuntu Server Edition: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which is supported by Canonical for five years. The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), Edubuntu (for use in schools), and the brand-new, cutting-edge Ubuntu Server 9.04.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137036035
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/28/2009
Edition description:
Barnes & Noble Special Edition
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Kyle Rankin is a systems architect for Quinstreet, Inc., the current president of the North Bay Linux Users' Group, the author of Knoppix Hacks, Knoppix Pocket Reference, Linux Multimedia Hacks, and Ubuntu Hacks, and he has contributed to a number of other O'Reilly books. Kyle is also a columnist for Linux Journal and has had articles featured in PC Magazine, TechTarget, and other publications.

Benjamin Mako Hill is a Seattle native working out of Boston, Massachusetts. Mako is a long-time free software developer and advocate. He was part of the founding Ubuntu team, one of the first employees of Canonical, Ltd., and lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book. In addition to some technical work, his charge at Canonical was to help grow the Ubuntu development and user community during the project's first year. Mako is currently a fellow at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media and a researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Mako has continued his involvement with Ubuntu as a member of the Community Council governance board, through development work, and through projects such as this book.

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