Ubuntu Server Administration

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McGraw Hill Professional, Nov 14, 2008 - Computers - 600 pages
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Administer Ubuntu Server in the Enterprise

Realize a dynamic, stable, and secure Ubuntu Server environment with expert guidance, tips, and techniques from a Linux professional. Ubuntu Server Administration covers every facet of system management--from users and file systems to performance tuning and troubleshooting. Learn how to automate installation using Kickstart, set up print and Web servers, configure and secure networks and TCP/IP ports, and implement Linux virtualization. You'll also get details on sharing resources via NFS and Samba, protecting your system, and customizing the Linux kernel.

  • Install Ubuntu Server Edition in a production environment
  • Use administrative commands, secure with the PolicyKit, and customize permissions with ACLs
  • Configure filesystems in partitions, logical volumes, and RAID arrays.
  • Configure secure remote administration using the Secure Shell and Landscape
  • Manage updates and configure local repository mirrors
  • Control users with quotas, PAMs, and authentication databases
  • Build Web servers using Apache, MySQL, and PHP
  • Handle security with AppArmor, Kerberos, iptables-based firewalls, and TCP Wrappers
  • Virtualize your system using VMware, Virtualbox, and KVM

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Contents

2 Installing Ubuntu Server
23
3 Automated Installations with Kickstart
69
4 The Boot Process and Rescue Mode
87
5 Filesystem Configuration
109
6 Command Line Tools and Shell Management
141
7 Basic Administrative Tools
167
8 Manage Updates and Local Repositories
191
9 Printer Configuration
221
13 A Minimal Graphical Environment
333
14 DHCP and DNS
359
15 Web Servers and Apaches LAMP
381
16 Create a File Server
407
Mail FTP and NTP
431
18 Backups and Security
453
19 Kernel Management
473
20 Virtual Machines and Terminal Servers
495

10 User Group and Administrator Management
247
11 Network Configuration and Troubleshooting
289
12 Manage Network Authentication
313
Glossary
531
Index
557
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About the author (2008)

Michael Jang is a full-time writer specializing in Linux and Linux certification. He is the author of RHCE Red Hat Certified Engineer Linux Study Guide, now in its fifth edition,and several other books.

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