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Getting Started with Linux Server Software and Good Housekeeping

To begin with, let's get an LDAP server installed and operational. An LDAP server is not installed by default on the Ubuntu distribution. So, we have to set one up. Fortunately, this isn't hard to do. Before installing any new packages, it's always a good idea to ensure the following commands are run on a regular basis (the second one should be run at least once per week). The first one updates the installed packages in the Linux image (it takes a couple of minutes to complete), and the second one updates the security patches:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

The security update takes about five minutes to complete, and on my virtual system it re-installed and restarted an SSH server. Once these commands have been run, you're ready to install an LDAP server with a single command, as discussed next.

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