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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


Often we need to store a lot of data and local systems don't have enough space. Sometimes, we need to quickly share this data across multiple systems and users. Also, when you have a big network, chances are you have Linux systems as well as Windows or Mac. Centralized networked storage can help to solve these storage and sharing problems. Linux provides various options, such as Samba and NFS, to host a centralized storage server and share data across multiple computers.

In this chapter, we will learn how to set up a centralized storage system. We will set up the Samba server and NFS server. We will learn how to enable synchronization with Rsync and set Windows clients to access storage servers.