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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By : Uday Sawant
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Ubuntu Server Cookbook

By: Uday Sawant

Overview of this book

Ubuntu is one of the most secure operating systems and defines the highest level of security as compared other operating system. Ubuntu server is a popular Linux distribution and the first choice when deploying a Linux server. It can be used with a $35 Raspberry Pi to top-notch, thousand-dollar-per-month cloud hardware. Built with lists that there are 4 million + websites built using Ubuntu. With its easy-to-use package management tools and availability of well-known packages, we can quickly set up our own services such as web servers and database servers using Ubuntu. This book will help you develop the skills required to set up high performance and secure services with open source tools. Starting from user management and an in-depth look at networking, we then move on to cover the installation and management of web servers and database servers, as well as load balancing various services. You will quickly learn to set up your own cloud and minimize costs and efforts with application containers. Next, you will get to grips with setting up a secure real-time communication system. Finally, we’ll explore source code hosting and various collaboration tools. By the end of this book, you will be able to make the most of Ubuntu’s advanced functionalities.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Ubuntu Server Cookbook
About the Author

Configuring the Ejabberd installation

Ejabberd comes with various default settings that make it easy to get started. We can install Ejabberd and start using it as soon as installation completes. This works when we are testing our setup, but when we need a production server, we need to make a number of changes to the default installation. Ejabberd provides a central configuration file through which we can easily configure our XMPP installation.

This recipe covers the basic configuration of the Ejabberd server.

Getting ready

Make sure that you have installed the Ejabberd server.

You will need access to a root account or an account with sudo privileges.

How to do it…

Ejabberd configuration files are located under the conf directory in the Ejabberd installation. On the Ubuntu server, it should be /opt/ejabberd-version/conf.

Follow these steps to configure the Ejabberd installation:

  1. Open the ejabberd.yml file. It contains configuration settings in the YML format.

  2. Let us start by setting the domain for...