Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Versions 8.10 and 8.04), A

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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
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The Most Complete, Easy-to-Follow Guide to Ubuntu Linux Mark Sobellrs"sA Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linuxreg;, Second Edition,isnrs"t just the most thorough and up-to-date reference to installing, configuring, and working with Ubuntu. It also provides comprehensive server coverage you wonrs"t find in any other Ubuntu book. The fully updated JumpStart sections help you get complex servers running quickly. Whatever your questions may be, the completely revamped index gives you even faster access to the answers yours"re searching for. And a brand new chapter on Perl programming teaches you the basics of this powerful system administration language. Sobell walks you through every feature and technique yours"ll need, from installing Ubuntu to working with GNOME, Samba,exim4, Apache, DNS, NIS, LDAP,ufw,firestarter, andiptables. His exceptionally clear explanations demystify everything from system security to Windows file/printer sharing. Yours"ll find full chapters on running Ubuntu from the command line and GUI, administering systems and security, setting up networks and Internet servers, and much more. Along the way, yours"ll learn both the "hows"andthe "whys" of Ubuntu. Sobell knows every Linux nook and cranny: Hers"s taught hundreds of thousands of readersand never forgets what itrs"s like to be new to Linux. Whether yours"re a user, administrator, or programmer, this book gives you all you needand more. The worldrs"s most practical Ubuntu Linux book is now even more useful! This book delivers Hundreds of easy-to-follow, easy-to-use examples Updated JumpStarts for setting up Samba, Apache, Mail, FTP, NIS, OpenSSH, DNS, and other complex servers Deeper coverage of the command line, GNOME GUI, and desktop customization Coverage of crucial Ubuntu topics such assudoand the Upstartinitdaemon More detailed, usable coverage of Internet server configuration, including Apache,exim4, and DNS/BIND More state-of-the-art security techniques, including firewall setup usingufw,firestarter, andiptables, plus a full chapter on OpenSSH Deeper coverage of essential system and network administration tasksfrom managing users to CUPS printing, configuring LANs to building a kernel Complete instructions on keeping Ubuntu systems up-to-date usingaptitude, Synaptic, and the Software Sources window And much more...including a 500+ term glossary and five detailed appendixes Includes DVD! Get the full version of the Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) release!

Table of Contents

List of JumpStartsp. xxxvii
Prefacep. xxxix
Welcome to Linuxp. 1
Ubuntu Linuxp. 2
The History of Unix and GNU-Linuxp. 3
What Is So Good About Linux?p. 7
Overview of Linuxp. 12
Additional Features of Linuxp. 17
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 19
Chapter Summaryp. 21
Exercisesp. 22
Installing Ubuntu Linuxp. 23
Installation Overviewp. 25
The Live/Install Desktop CD/DVDp. 26
More Informationp. 26
Planning the Installationp. 27
The Installation Processp. 41
Downloading and Burning a CD/DVDp. 42
Gathering Information About the Systemp. 46
Chapter Summaryp. 47
Exercisesp. 48
Advanced Exercisesp. 48
Step-by-Step Installationp. 49
Basic Installation from the Live/Install Desktop CD/DVDp. 50
Graphical Partitionersp. 58
Upgrading to a New Releasep. 64
Installing KDEp. 65
Setting Up a Dual-Boot Systemp. 66
Advanced Installationp. 67
Chapter Summaryp. 81
Exercisesp. 81
Advanced Exercisesp. 81
Getting Started with Ubuntu Linuxp. 83
Introduction to Ubuntu Linuxp. 85
Curbing Your Power: root Privileges/sudop. 86
A Tour of the Ubuntu Linux Desktopp. 87
Getting the Most out of the Desktopp. 104
Updating, Installing, and Removing Software Packagesp. 116
Where to Find Documentationp. 121
More About Logging Inp. 130
Working from the Command Linep. 135
Controlling Windows: Advanced Operationsp. 138
Chapter Summaryp. 140
Exercisesp. 142
Advanced Exercisesp. 142
The Linux Utilitiesp. 145
Special Charactersp. 146
Basic Utilitiesp. 147
Working with Filesp. 149
(Pipe): Communicates Between Processesp. 156
Four More Utilitiesp. 157
Compressing and Archiving Filesp. 160
Locating Commandsp. 164
Obtaining User and System Informationp. 166
Communicating with Other Usersp. 170
Emailp. 171
Tutorial: Using vim to Create and Edit a Filep. 172
Chapter Summaryp. 179
Exercisesp. 182
Advanced Exercisesp. 183
The Linux Filesystemp. 185
The Hierarchical Filesystemp. 186
Directory Files and Ordinary Filesp. 186
Pathnamesp. 191
Working with Directoriesp. 193
Access Permissionsp. 201
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