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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

Performance tuning the Samba server

In this recipe, we will look at Samba configuration parameters in order to get optimum performance out of your Samba installation.

Getting ready

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

It is assumed that you have installed the Samba server and it is properly working.

How to do it…

  1. Open the Samba configuration file located at /etc/samba/smb.conf:

    $ sudo vi /etc/samba/smb.conf
  2. Add or edit the following options under the global section of the configuration file:

    log level = 1
    read raw = Yes
    write raw = Yes
    strict locking = No
    oplocks = yes
    max xmit = 65535
    dead time = 15
    getwd cache = yes
    aio read size = 16384
    aio write size = 16384
    use sendfile = true
  3. Save the configuration file and restart the Samba service:

    $ sudo service smbd restart

How it works…

The Samba server provides various configuration parameters. It uses TCP sockets to connect with...