A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux: Covers 8.04 and 8.10 Releases

A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux: Covers 8.04 and 8.10 Releases

by Mark G. Sobell
     
 

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The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux

 

Mark Sobell’s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Second Edition, isn’t just the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu. It also provides comprehensive server coverage you won’t

Overview

The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux

 

Mark Sobell’s A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux®, Second Edition, isn’t just the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu. It also provides comprehensive server coverage you won’t find in any other Ubuntu book.

 

The fully updated JumpStart sections help you get complex servers running quickly. Whatever your questions may be, the completely revamped index gives you even faster access to the answers you’re searching for. And a brand new chapter on Perl programming teaches you the basics of this powerful system administration language.

 

Sobell walks you through every feature and technique you’ll need, from installing Ubuntu to working with GNOME, Samba, exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP, ufw, firestarter, and iptables. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing. You’ll find full chapters on running Ubuntu from the command line and GUI, administering systems and security, setting up networks and Internet servers, and much more. 

 

Along the way, you’ll learn both the “hows” and the “whys” of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: He’s taught hundreds of thousands of readers–and never forgets what it’s like to be new to
Linux. Whether you’re a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you need–and more.

 

The world’s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful!

 

This book delivers

  • Hundreds of easy-to-follow, easy-to-use examples
  • Updated JumpStarts for setting up Samba, Apache, Mail, FTP, NIS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers
  • Deeper coverage of the command line, GNOME GUI, and desktop customization
  • Coverage of crucial Ubuntu topics such as sudo and the Upstart init daemon
  • More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache, exim4, and DNS/BIND
  • More state-of-the-art security techniques, including firewall setup using ufw, firestarter, and iptables,
    plus a full chapter on OpenSSH
  • Deeper coverage of essential system and network administration tasks–from managing users to
    CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel
  • Complete instructions on keeping Ubuntu systems up-to-date using aptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window
  • And much more...including a 500+ term glossary and five detailed appendixes 

Includes DVD!  Get the full version of the Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) release!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780137002887
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1272
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Mark G. Sobell is President of Sobell Associates Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in UNIX/Linux training, support, and custom software development. He has more than twenty-five years of experience working with UNIX and Linux systems and is the author of many best-selling books, including A Practical Guide to Red Hat® Linux®, Fourth Edition; A Practical Guide to Linux® Commands, Editors, and Shell Programming; and A Practical Guide to Linux® for Mac OS® X Users (coauthored with Peter Seebach), all from Prentice Hall, and A Practical Guide to the UNIX System from Addison-Wesley.

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