The Debian Administrator’s Handbook


The purpose of this book is to help you discover this distribution. We hope to share the experience that we have gathered since we joined the project as developers and contributors in 1998 (Raphaël) and 2000 (Roland). With any luck, our enthusiasm will be communicative, and maybe you will join us sometime. This book analyze a wide range of issues from the installation  and package maintenance to



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1. The Debian Project
2. Presenting the Case Study
3. Analyzing the Existing Setup and Migrating
4. Installation
5. Packaging System: Tools and Fundamental Principles
6. Maintenance and Updates: The APT Tools
7. Solving Problems and Finding Relevant Information
8. Basic Configuration: Network, Accounts, Printing…
9. Unix Services
10. Network Infrastructure
11. Network Services: Postfix, Apache, NFS, Samba, Squid, LDAP
12. Advanced Administration
13. Workstation
14. Security
15. Creating a Debian Package
16. Conclusion: Debian’s Future
A. Derivative Distributions
B. Short Remedial Course

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