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A Practical Guide to Ubuntu Linux (Versions 8.10 and 8.04), Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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16 Administration Tasks

The system administrator has many responsibilities. This chapter discusses tasks not covered in Chapter 11, including configuring user and group accounts, backing up files, scheduling tasks, general problem solving, and using the system log daemon, syslogd.

Configuring User and Group Accounts

More than a username is required for a user to be able to log in and use a system. That is, a user must have the necessary files, directories, ...

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