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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
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About the Authors xxvii
Welcome to Ubuntu Server xxix
Free Software, Open Source, and Linux xxx
A Brief History of the Ubuntu Project xxxiv
Ubuntu Promises and Goals xli
Canonical and the Ubuntu Foundation xlvi
History of Ubuntu Server xlix
Simple, Secure, Supported li
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 39
Chapter 3: Package Management 51
Introduction to Package Management 52
Debian Packages 60
Package Management in Ubuntu 63
Making Your Own Packages 77
Chapter 4: Automated Ubuntu Installs 83
PXE Boot Server Deployment 111
Customize Automated Installs 118
Chapter 5: Guide to Common Ubuntu Servers 125
DNS Server 126
Web Server 135
Mail Server 144
POP/IMAP Server 156
OpenSSH Server 158
DHCP Server 160
Database Server 163
File Server 174
Edubuntu and LTSP 180
LTSP Server Configurations 184
Chapter 6: Security 199
General Security Principles 200