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Ubuntu Unleashed 2011 Covering 10. 10 and 11. 04

ISBN-10: 0672333449
ISBN-13: 9780672333446
Edition: 6th 2011
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 864
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

Matthew Helmke is an active member of the Ubuntu Linux community as an Administrator and Forum Council member for the Ubuntu Forums (http://www.ubuntuforums.org) and coauthored the most recent editions of the Official Ubuntu Book. Matthew first used Unix in 1987 while studying Lisp on a Vax at the university. He has run a business using only free software, has consulted, and is currently working on a master's degree in Information Resources and Library Science at the University of Arizona while working as the senior technical writer for iPlant Collaborative, a project creating software to help biologists do genetic research.

Paul Hudson, an avid PHP programmer, is Deputy Editor of the popular European Linux journal Linux Format, and author of the publication's PHP tutorial section. He is the author of Fedora 4 Unleashed and of the online book Practical PHP Programming available at http: //www.hudzilla.org.

Introduction
Licensing
Who This Book Is For
What This Book Contains
Conventions Used in This Book
Installing and Configuration
Installing Ubuntu
Before You Begin the Installation
Researching Your Hardware Specifications
Installation Options
Planning Partition Strategies
The Boot Loader
Installing from CD or DVD
Step-by-Step Installation
Installing
First Update
Wubi���The Easy Installer for Windows
Shutting Down
Reference
Post-Installation Configuration
Troubleshooting Post-Installation Configuration Problems
The sudo Command
Software Update
Configuring Software Repositories
Installing Graphics Drivers
Changing Ubuntu's Look and Feel
Changing the Desktop Background
Changing Colors
Modifying System Fonts
Visual Effects
Preferred Behaviors
Input Devices
Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Layout
Mouse
Detecting and Configuring a Printer
Configuring Power Management in Ubuntu
Setting the Date and Time
Changing the Time and Date
Using the date Command
Using the hwclock Command
Configuring Wireless Networks
Reference
Working with GNOME
The GNOME Desktop Environment
Eye Candy for the Masses
Basic X Concepts
Using X
Elements of the xorg.conf File
Configuring X
Starting X
Using a Display Manager
Configuring Your Login Screen
Changing Window Managers
Reference
Command Line Quickstart
What Is the Command Line?
Navigating Through the File System
Managing Files with the Shell
Working with Compressed Files
Essential Commands from the /bin and /sbin Directories
Using and Editing Files in the /etc Directory
Protecting the Contents of User Directories���/home
Using the Contents of the /proc Directory to Interact with the Kernel
Working with Shared Data in the /usr Directory
Temporary File Storage in the /tmp Directory
Accessing Variable Data Files in the /var Directory
Logging In to and Working with Linux
Text-Based Console Login
Logging Out
Logging in and Out from a Remote Computer
Using Environment Variables
Using the Text Editors
Working with vi
Working with emacs
Working with Permissions
Assigning Permissions
Directory Permissions
Understanding Set User ID and Set Group
ID Permissions
Working as Root
Creating Users
Deleting Users
Shutting Down the System
Rebooting the System
Reading Documentation
Using Apropros
Using Man Pages
Reference
Desktop Ubuntu
On the Internet
Getting Started with Firefox
Checking Out Google Chrome and Chromium
Choosing an Email Client
Evolution
Mozilla Thunderbird
Other Mail Clients
RSS Readers
Firefox
Liferea
Instant Messaging and Video Conferencing with Empathy
Internet Relay Chat
Usenet Newsgroups
Ubuntu One Cloud Storage
Reference
Productivity Applications
Introducing OpenOffice.org
Configuring OpenOffice.org
Working with OpenOffice.org Writer
Working with OpenOffice.org Calc
Office Suites for Ubuntu
Working with Gnome Office
Working with KOffice
Productivity Applications Written for Microsoft Windows
Reference
Multimedia Applications
Sound and Music
Sound Cards
Adjusting Volume
Sound Formats
Listening to Music
Buying Music in the Ubuntu One Music Store
Graphics Manipulation
The GNU Image Manipulation Program
Using Scanners in Ubuntu
Working with Graphics Formats
Capturing Screen Images
Using Digital Cameras with Ubuntu
Handheld Digital Cameras
Using Shotwell Photo Manager
Burning CDs and DVDs in Ubuntu
Creating CDs and DVDs with Brasero
Creating CDs from the Command Line
Creating DVDs from the Command Line
Viewing Video
TV and Video Hardware
Video Formats
Viewing Video in Linux
Personal Video Recorders
Video Editing
Reference
Other Ubuntu Desktops
Desktop Environment
KDE and Kubuntu
Xfce and Xubuntu
Ubuntu Netbook Edition
LXDE and Lubuntu
Reference
Games
Ubuntu Gaming
Emulators
Installing Proprietary Video Drivers
Installing Games in Ubuntu
Warsow
Scorched 3D
Frozen Bubble
SuperTux
Battle for Wesnoth
Games for Kids
Playing Windows Games
Reference
System Administration
Managing Users
User Accounts
The Super-User/Root User
User IDs and Group IDs
File Permissions
Managing Groups
Group Listing
Group Management Tools
Managing Users
User Management Tools
Adding New Users
Monitoring User Activity on the System
Managing Passwords
System Password Policy
The Password File
Shadow Passwords
Managing Password Security for Users
Changing Passwords in a Batch
Granting System Administrator Privileges to Regular Users
Temporarily Changing User Identity with the su Command
Granting Root Privileges on Occasion���The sudo Command
Disk Quotas
Implementing Quotas
Manually Configuring Quotas
Reference
Automating Tasks
Running Services at Bootup
Beginning the Boot Loading Process
Loading the Linux Kernel
System Services and Runlevels
Runlevel Definitions
Booting into the Default Runlevel
Understanding init Scripts and the Final Stage of Initialization
Controlling Services at Boot with Administrative Tools
Changing Runlevels
Troubleshooting Runlevel Problems
Starting and Stopping Services Manually
Using Upstart
Scheduling Tasks
Using at and batch to Schedule Tasks for Later
Using cron to Run Jobs Repeatedly
Basic Shell Control
The Shell Command Line
Shell Pattern-Matching Support
Redirecting Input and Output
Piping Data
Background Processing
Writing and Executing a Shell Script
Running the New Shell Program
Storing Shell Scripts for Systemwide Access
Interpreting Shell Scripts Through Specific Shells
Using Variables in Shell Scripts
Assigning a Value to a Variable
Accessing Variable Values
Positional Parameters
A Simple Example of a Positional Parameter
Using Positional Parameters to Access and
Retrieve Variables from the Command Line
Using a Simple Script to Automate Tasks
Built-In Variables
Special Characters
Using Double Quotes to Resolve Variables in Strings with Embedded Spaces
Using Single Quotes to Maintain Unexpanded Variables
Using the Backslash as an Escape Character
Using the Backtick to Replace a String with Output
Comparison of Expressions in pdksh and bash
Comparing Expressions with tcsh
The for Statement
The while Statement
The until Statement
The repeat Statement (tcsh)
The select Statement (pdksh)
The shift Statement
The if Statement
The case Statement
The break and exit Statements
Using Functions in Shell Scripts
Reference
System-Monitoring Tools
Console-Based Monitoring
Using the kill Command to Control Processes
Using Priority Scheduling and Control
Displaying Free and Used Memory with free
Disk Space
Disk Quotas
Graphical Process and System Management Tools
System Monitor
Conky
Other
KDE Process- and System-Monitoring Tools
Enterprise Server Monitoring
Landscape
Other
Reference
Backing Up
Choosing a Backup Strategy
Why Data Loss Occurs
Assessing Your Backup Needs and Resources
Evaluating Backup Strategies
Making the Choice
Choosing Backup Hardware and Media
Removable Storage Media
CD-RW and DVD+RW/-RW Drives
Network Storage
Tape Drive Backup
Cloud Storage
Using Backup Software
Tar: the Most Basic Backup Tool
The GNOME File Roller
The KDE ark Archiving Tool
Using the Amanda Backup Application
Alternative Backup Software
Copying Files
Copying Files Using tar
Compressing, Encrypting, and Sending
Tar Streams
Copying Files Using cp
Copying Files Using mc
Using rsync
System Rescue
The Ubuntu Rescue Disc
Restoring the GRUB2 Boot Loader
Saving Files from a Non-Booting Hard Drive
Reference
Networking
Laying the Foundation: the localhost Interface
Checking for the Availability of
The Loopback Interface
Configuring the Loopback Interface Manually
Networking with TCP/IP
TCP/IP Addressing
Using IP Masquerading in Ubuntu
Ports
Network Organization
Subnetting
Subnet Masks
Broadcast, Unicast, and Multicast Addressing
Hardware Devices for Networking
Network Interface Cards
Network Cable
Hubs and Switches
Routers and Bridges
Initializing New Network Hardware
Using Network Configuration Tools
Command-Line Network Interface Configuration
/bin/netstat
Network Configuration Files
Using Graphical Configuration Tools
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
How DHCP Works
Activating DHCP at Installation and Boot Time
DHCP Software Installation and Configuration
Using DHCP to Configure Network Hosts
Other Uses for DHCP
Wireless Networking
Support for Wireless Networking in Ubuntu
Advantages of Wireless Networking
Choosing from Among Available Wireless Protocols
Beyond the Network and onto the Internet
Common Configuration Information
Configuring Digital Subscriber Line Access
Understanding Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet
Configuring a PPPoE Connection Manually
Configuring Dial-Up Internet Access
Troubleshooting Connection Problems
Reference
Remote Access with SSH and Telnet
Setting Up a Telnet Server
Telnet Versus SSH
Setting Up an SSH Server
SSH Tools
Using scp to Copy Individual Files Between Machines
Using sftp to Copy Many Files Between Machines
Using ssh-keygen to Enable Key-Based Logins
Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
Reference
Ubuntu as a Server
File and Print
Using the Network File System
Installing and Starting or Stopping NFS
NFS Server Configuration
NFS Client Configuration
Putting Samba to Work
Manually Configuring Samba with /etc/samba/smb.conf
Testing Samba with the testparm Command
Starting, Stopping, and Restarting the smbd Daemon
Mounting Samba Shares
Configuring Samba Using SWAT
Network and Remote Printing with Ubuntu
Creating Network Printers
Using the Common UNIX Printing System GUI
Avoiding Printer Support Problems
Reference
Apache Web Server Management
About the Apache Web Server
Installing the Apache Server
Installing from the Ubuntu repositories
Building the Source Yourself
Starting and Stopping Apache
Starting the Apache Server Manually
Using /etc/init.d/apache2
Runtime Server Configuration Settings
Runtime Configuration Directives
Editing apache2.conf
Apache Multiprocessing Modules
Using .htaccess Configuration Files
File System Authentication and Access Control
Restricting Access with allow and deny
Authentication
Final Words on Access Control
Apache Modules
Mod_access
Mod_alias
Mod_asis
Mod_auth
Mod_auth_anon
Mod_auth_dbm
Mod_auth_digest
Mod_autoindex
Mod_cgi
Mod_dir and mod_env
Mod_expires
Mod_headers
Mod_include
Mod_info and mod_log_config
Mod_mime and mod_mime_magic
Mod_negotiation
Mod_proxy
Mod_rewrite
Mod_setenvif
Mod_speling
Mod_status
Mod_ssl
Mod_unique_id
Mod_userdir
Mod_usertrack
Mod_vhost_alias
Virtual Hosting
Address-Based Virtual Hosts
Name-Based Virtual Hosts
Logging
Other Web Servers for Use with Ubuntu
Sun ONE Web Server
Nginx
Zope
Lighttpd
Reference
Remote File Serving with FTP
Choosing an FTP Server
Choosing an Authenticated or Anonymous Server
Ubuntu FTP Server Packages
Other FTP Servers
Installing FTP Software
The FTP User
Configuring the Very Secure FTP Server
Controlling Anonymous Access
Other vsftpd Server Configuration Files
Using the ftphosts File to Allow or Deny FTP Server Connection
Reference
Handling Email
How Email Is Sent and Received
The Mail Transport Agent
Choosing an MTA
The Mail Delivery Agent
The Mail User Agent
Basic Postfix Configuration and Operation
Configuring Masquerading
Using Smart Hosts
Setting Message Delivery Intervals
Mail Relaying
Forwarding Email with Aliases
Using Fetchmail to Retrieve Mail
Installing Fetchmail
Configuring Fetchmail
Choosing a Mail Delivery Agent
Procmail
Spamassassin
Squirrelmail
Virus Scanners
Autoresponders
Alternatives to Microsoft Exchange Server
Microsoft Exchange Server/Outlook Client
CommuniGate Pro
Oracle Beehive
Bynari
Open-Xchange
Phpgroupware
PHProjekt
Horde
Reference
Proxying and Reverse Proxying
What Is a Proxy Server?
Installing Squid
Configuring Clients
Access Control Lists
Specifying Client IP Addresses
Example Configurations
Reference
Administering Database Services
A Brief Review of Database Basics
How Relational Databases Work
Understanding SQL Basics
Creating Tables
Inserting Data into Tables
Retrieving Data from a Database
Choosing a Database: MySQL Versus PostgreSQL
Speed
Data Locking
ACID Compliance in Transaction Processing to Protect Data Integrity
SQL Subqueries
Procedural Languages and Triggers
Configuring MySQL
Setting a Password for the MySQL Root User
Creating a Database in MySQL
Configuring PostgreSQL
Initializing the Data Directory in PostgreSQL
Creating a Database in PostgreSQL
Creating Database Users in PostgreSQL
Deleting Database Users in PostgreSQL
Granting and Revoking Privileges in PostgreSQL
Database Clients
SSH Access to a Database
Local GUI Client Access to a Database
Web Access to a Database
The MySQL Command-Line Client
The PostgreSQL Command-Line Client
Graphical Clients
Reference
LDAP
Configuring the Server
Creating Your Schema
Populating Your Directory
Configuring Clients
Evolution
Thunderbird
Administration
Reference
Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)
Requirements
Installation
Using LTSP
Reference
Ubuntu in the Cloud
Why a Cloud?
UEC and Eucalyptus
Deploy/Install
Public
Private
A Euca2ools Primer
Reference
Programming Linux
Opportunistic Development
Launchpad
Quickly
Ground Control
Reference
Helping with Ubuntu Testing and QA
Community Teams
Ubuntu Testing Team
QA Testing Team
Bug Squad
Test Drive
Reference
Using Perl
Using Perl with Linux
Perl Versions
A Simple Perl Program
Perl Variables and Data Structures
Perl Variable Types
Special Variables
Operators
Comparison Operators
Compound Operators
Arithmetic Operators
Other Operators
Special String Constants
Conditional Statements: if/else and unless
If
Unless
Looping
For
Foreach
While
Until
Last and next
Do while and do until
Regular Expressions
Access to the Shell
Modules and CPAN
Code Examples
Sending Mail
Purging Logs
Posting to Usenet
One-Liners
Command-Line Processing
Reference
Working with Python
Python on Linux
The Basics of Python
Numbers
More on Strings
Lists
Dictionaries
Conditionals and Looping
Functions
Object Orientation
Class and Object Variables
Constructors and Destructors
Class Inheritance
The Standard Library and the Python Package Index
Reference
Writing PHP Scripts
Introduction to PHP
Entering and Exiting PHP Mode
Variables
Arrays
Constants
References
Comments
Escape Sequences
Variable Substitution
Operators
Conditional Statements
Special Operators
Switching
Loops
Including Other Files
Basic Functions
Strings
Arrays
Files
Miscellaneous
Handling HTML Forms
Databases
Reference
C/C++ Programming Tools for Ubuntu
Programming in C with Linux
Using the C Programming Project Management Tools Provided with Ubuntu
Building Programs with make
Using Makefiles
Using the autoconf Utility to Configure Code
Managing Software Projects with Subversion
Debugging Tools
Using the GNU C Compiler
Graphical Development Tools
Using the KDevelop Client
The Glade Client for Developing in GNOME
Reference
Mono
Why Use Mono?
MonoDevelop
The Structure of a C# Program
Printing Out the Parameters
Creating Your Own Variables
Adding Some Error Checking
Building on Mono's Libraries
Creating a GUI with Gtk#
Reference
Ubuntu Housekeeping
Managing Software
Ubuntu Software Center
Using Synaptic for Software Management
Staying Up-to-Date
Working on the Command Line
Day-to-Day Usage
Finding Software
Compiling Software from Source
Reference
Securing Your Machines
Understanding Computer Attacks
Assessing Your Vulnerability
Protecting Your Machine
Securing a Wireless Network
Passwords and Physical Security
Configuring and Using Tripwire
Devices
Viruses
Configuring Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW)
AppArmor
Forming a Disaster Recovery Plan
Reference
Performance Tuning
Hard Disk
Using the BIOS and Kernel to Tune the Disk Drives
The hdparm Command
File System Tuning
The tune2fs Command
The e2fsck Command
The badblocks Command
Disabling File Access Time
Kernel
Apache
MySQL
Measuring Key Buffer Usage
Using the Query Cache
Miscellaneous Tweaks
Query Optimization
Reference
Command Line Masterclass
Why Use the Shell?
Basic Commands
Printing the Contents of a File with cat
Changing Directories with cd
Changing File Access Permissions with chmod
Copying Files with cp
Printing Disk Usage with du
Finding Files by Searching with find
Searches for a String in Input with grep
Paging Through Output with less
Creating Links Between Files with ln
Finding Files from an Index with locate
Listing Files in the Current Directory with ls
Reading Manual Pages with man
Making Directories with mkdir
Moving Files with mv
Listing Processes with ps
Deleting Files and Directories with rm
Printing the Last Lines of a File with tail
Printing Resource Usage with top
Printing the Location of a Command with which
Combining Commands
Multiple Terminals
Reference
Kernel and Module Management
The Linux Kernel
The Linux Source Tree
Types of Kernels
Managing Modules
When to Recompile
Kernel Versions
Obtaining the Kernel Sources
Patching the Kernel
Compiling the Kernel
Using xconfig to Configure the Kernel
Creating an Initial RAM Disk Image
When Something Goes Wrong
Errors During Compile
Runtime Errors, Boot Loader Problems, and Kernel Oops
Reference
Appendixes
Ubuntu Under the Hood
Ubuntu and Linux Internet Resources
TOC, 9780672333446, 11/18/2010

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