Written by leading members of the Ubuntu community, this guide covers all users need to know to make the most of Ubuntu Server, whether they're a beginner or a battle-hardened senior system administrator. Includes two CDs with two versions of Ubuntu Server.
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.
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
Two CDs are included, which contain two versions of Ubuntu Server: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which is supported by Canonical for five years, and the brand-new, cutting-edge Ubuntu Server 9.04.
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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.
Table of Contents
Preface xvii Acknowledgments xxiii About the Authors xxv Introduction xxvii Welcome to Ubuntu Server xxvii Free Software, Open Source, and Linux xxviii A Brief History of the Ubuntu Project xxxii Ubuntu Promises and Goals xxxix Canonical and the Ubuntu Foundation xliv History of Ubuntu Server xlvii Simple, Secure, Supported xlix
Chapter 1: Installation 1 Get Ubuntu 2 Boot Screen 3 Disk Partitioning 5 Server Roles 13 Installer Console 15 Reboot the System 16
Chapter 2: Essential System Administration 17 Basic Command-Line Administration 18 Ubuntu Boot Process 24 File System Hierarchy 40 Networking 45
Chapter 3: Package Management 51 Introduction to Package Management 52 Debian Packages 60 Package Management in Ubuntu 63 Making Your Own Packages 77
Chapter 12: Rescue and Recovery 395 Ubuntu Recovery Mode 396 Ubuntu Server Recovery CD 401 Ubuntu Desktop Live CD 406
Chapter 13: Help and Resources 415 Paid Support from Canonical 416 Forums 417 Internet Relay Chat 418 Mailing Lists 421 Online Documentation 422 Localhost Documentation 423 Local Community Teams 424 Other Languages 425 Tech Answers System (Launchpad) 425 Bug Reporting 425 Summary 427
The Official Ubuntu Server Book by Kyle Rankin
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