Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices

Familiarize yourself with Debian 7 in record time using this comprehensive guide, and learn best practices the painless way through numerous examples and real-life situations. Invaluable for administrators and Debian users alike.
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Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices

Rich Pinkall Pollei

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Familiarize yourself with Debian 7 in record time using this comprehensive guide, and learn best practices the painless way through numerous examples and real-life situations. Invaluable for administrators and Debian users alike.
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ISBN 139781783283118
Paperback124 pages

Book Description

Debian is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, with over 37 thousand software packages available in several architectures. Debian 7 is the latest version of this universal operating system and provides the foundation for thousands of web servers. It is easy to install, stable, and provides mechanisms for system security.

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices provides valuable background information, tips, and advice on the major areas of installing, maintaining, and administering Debian Linux, from single systems to clusters. Learn what makes Debian the most stable and popular Linux distribution for Internet sites.

Debian 7: System Administration Best Practices is an overview of what administrators need to know in order to effectively administer Debian Linux systems, providing guidance and advice on what is available, and what experience has shown to work best. Starting with what distinguishes Debian from other Linux distributions, you will learn about the Debian project. Learn about the ways systems are booted, and how best to lay out disk partitions, and the basic methods to install and configure Debian software packages. Discover how to manage Debian systems, from bootup to shutdown, and what security measures may be required for your peace of mind, as well as advice on advanced topics that include high availability clustering.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how the new Universal Extensible Firmware Interface affects Linux installation
  • Discover ways to lay out and organize disk storage
  • Explore Debian package management features and maintenance
  • Familiarize yourself with routine system management, including startup, shutdown, file maintenance, and display management
  • Discover basic security practices, including user maintenance, firewalls, and special considerations for the root account

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