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The Official Ubuntu Server Bookby Kyle Rankin
Synopses & Reviews
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, Third Edition, covers all you need to know to make the most of Ubuntu Server, whether you’re a beginner or a battle-hardened senior systems 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 and cloud computing.
In addition, you’ll learn how to
Authorized and aggressively co-promoted by Canonical, The Official Ubuntu Server Book is the server companion to the world's #1 Ubuntu book. Fully updated to reflect Canonical's latest Ubuntu server release, this book covers everything "mere mortals" need to know to install, configure, and administer efficient, low-cost Ubuntu servers in any environment. Ideal for both new and experienced Ubuntu and Linux administrators, this book covers a wide spectrum of core admin tasks, including automated Kickstart and FAI installation techniques; package management; security; backup; monitoring; and even virtualization. Readers will also find detailed, step-by-step "recipes" for installing and configuring each leading type of server, including web, database, DNS, DHCP, file, mail, print, and many other types.
Beginning administrators and power users can rely on this book from the moment they decide to install and configure their first Ubuntu servers. Advanced sysadmins and netadmins can rely on it for simple, elegant, streamlined best practices that help them get more done in less time: techniques that fully leverage the major improvements to Ubuntu and Linux administration that have been implemented in recent years.
About the Author
Kyle Rankin is a senior systems administrator in San Francisco. He is an award-winning columnist for Linux Journal, has had articles featured in PC Magazine and TechTarget, and is an accomplished Linux author. He speaks frequently on Open Source software.
Benjamin Mako Hill was part of the founding Ubuntu team and was one of Canonical Ltd.’s first employees. He is now a fellow at the MIT Center for Future Civic Media, and a researcher and Ph.D. candidate at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He remains a member of Ubuntu’s Community Council governance board and is an active contributor. He is lead author of The Official Ubuntu Book, Fifth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2010).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Ubuntu Server Installation
Chapter 2: Essential System Administration
Chapter 3: Ubuntu Package Management
Chapter 4: Automated Ubuntu Provisioning
Chapter 5: Guide to Common Ubuntu Servers
Chapter 6: Security
Chapter 7: Backups
Chapter 8: Monitoring
Chapter 9: Virtualization
Chapter 10: Cloud Computing
Chapter 11: Fault Tolerance
Chapter 12: Troubleshooting
Chapter 13: Rescue and Recovery
Chapter 14: Help and Resources
Chapter 15: Basic Linux Administration
Appendix: Cool Tips and Tricks
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