6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Ubuntu has been getting a lot of exposure over the last few years, and it is now starting to make inroads into the world of Enterprise Servers. This book is the perfect introduction for anyone wanting to dabble, or for those who want to investigate the possibility of expanding their current server deployments or replacing them using Ubuntu LTS Server Edition.
This book focuses on Ubuntu Server Edition 8.04 LTS, and I hope it will be updated to take the new features of 10.04 LTS into account, but as a general principles book, it is great.
It explains very clearly how the Linux File system works and how to set up the basic components such as the LAMP stack (Linux,… Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is a perfect follow on from Beginning Ubuntu LTS Server Administration by the same Author.
I found it invaluable when approaching my first OpenVPN test deployment and when setting up more complicated Samba and LDAP systems. The language is clear and the examples make sense, although a lot of them tend to refer to slightly older packages. That is not the author's fault but needs to be considered by anyone using this book.
The Network Monitoring section is also a very useful introduction to Nagios, although again the version is not the most recent one. The basic principles are there and can be used very effectively to start a basic Nagios deployment… Read more