Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration: From Novice to Professional, Second Edition

  • 8h 52m
  • Sander van Vugt
  • Apress
  • 2008

Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration, Second Edition is the touchstone companion book for anyone implementing Ubuntu LTS Server. Author Sander van Vugt introduces the most recent server edition of Ubuntu Linux, the most popular Linux distribution, to power users, system administrators, and programmers and demonstrates the power and flexibility that the Hardy–Heron Ubuntu Server Long Term Support Edition offers for small networks and corporate systems alike.

This book covers:

  • Installing and configuring Ubuntu to ensure secure installations
  • Virtual Ubuntu and LDAP configuration
  • Full network and web services management

What you’ll learn

  • Administer, install, and configure the 5–year Hardy–Heron Ubuntu Server Long Term Support Edition of the most popular Linux distribution in the world.
  • Use the new installation and GUI tools.
  • Familiarize yourself, whether you are a power user or system administrator, with LDAP administration.
  • Build a network infrastructure with Ubuntu Server.
  • Harden Ubuntu to withstand new security threats.
  • Use virtual services.

About the Author

SANDER VAN VUGT is an independent trainer and consultant who lives in the Netherlands and works in the extended EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) area. He specializes in Linux high availability, storage solutions, and performance problems; and has successfully implemented Linux clusters across the globe. Sander has written several books about Linux-related subjects, including The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (Apress, 2006).

Sander's articles can be found on several international web sites and in magazines such as, Linux Journal, and Linux Magazine. He works as a volunteer for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), contributing topics for different certification levels. Most important, Sander is the father of Alex and Franck, and is the loving husband of Florence.

In this Book

  • Installing Ubuntu Server
  • Getting the Most from the Command Line
  • Performing Essential System Administration Tasks
  • Performing File System Management Tasks
  • Configuring Your Server for Security
  • Setting the System to Your Hand—Management of Processes, Boot Procedure, Kernel, and Hardware
  • Running It Any Way You Like—An Introduction to Bash Shell Scripting
  • Making a Connection—Configuring the Network Interface Card and SSH
  • Configuring Network Infrastructure Services—Using DNS, DHCP, and NTP
  • Using Ubuntu Server As a File and Print Server—Configuring CUPS, NFS, and Samba
  • Setting Up Web Services—Configuring Apache, MySQL, PHP, Squid, and FTP
  • Setting Up the Netfilter Firewall with iptables and ufw
  • Multiplying Your Server—Ubuntu Server and Virtualization