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Old 07-26-2006, 11:00 AM   #1
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I want to run a linux server, any book suggestion?


Hi, I want to setup and manage a Linux server, I do not have any server or linux experience. I was wondering what books would i need that would give me the knowledge to complete my goal. Thanks
 
Old 07-26-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
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Might look for the following books from amazon.
Linux In a Nut Shell
or
Linux Bible 2005 edition

You may also want to search amazon for a certain distrobution that you are interesed.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info. Hopefully I can have a linux server up and manage by myself between 8 to 12 months.
 
Old 07-26-2006, 12:59 PM   #4
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If you have the desire to learn you can have a linux server up and running as little as one week. There is enough information online to get you started also. If you are new to linux may I suggest using Ubuntu server edition. check out their website at www.ubuntu.com
 
Old 07-26-2006, 01:26 PM   #5
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I can only second jstephens84's suggestion to use Ubuntu server edition for your first install. That will have you up and running faster than you would think.
When you have modified, tuned, crashed and learned your system and feel that you want to move on, I recommend you give Slackware a try.

Edit: Forgot to answer your question :P ... Personally I've never bought a linux book. Instead I've googled and used fine forums like this. A site, or a book really, which have tought me alot is http://www.slackbook.org/

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Old 07-26-2006, 05:40 PM   #6
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Agree with antis, i used kubuntu for about a month, in second day wenn i installed slackware, i felt smarter
 
Old 07-26-2006, 05:42 PM   #7
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I find this site very useful

http://www.linuxhomenetworking.com/
 
Old 07-27-2006, 01:16 AM   #8
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Pickup any books on bash scripting will help a lot.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 02:39 AM   #9
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Quote:
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A site, or a book really, which have tought me alot is http://www.slackbook.org/
Great tip! Thanks!
 
Old 07-27-2006, 02:54 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info, looks like ubuntu and slackware is the way to go!! Thanks but I have one more question, do anybody know what bittorrent tracker software works the best with linux servers?
Thanks again!!
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:00 PM   #11
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Not sure I know ubuntu comes with one but I have not used it yet. Also when you go to look for packages for slackware check out www.linuxpackages.net . This is where I go first to find most of my slackware software besides sourceforge.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #12
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am i re-reading this post and sitll missing the same thing? what sort of server? mail? web? file?
 
  


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