Gather and confirm ideas on additions and updates for the Server Guide during the Ubuntu 8.10 release cycle.


A significant amount of problems with any computer system can be solved with good documentation. To that end having relevant and up to date documentation for the Ubuntu Server Edition is a worthwhile venture.

Use Cases

Documentation shipped with Ubuntu Server Edition in the ubuntu-serverguide package. Also, the content is available on the web site.


Currently the Ubuntu Server Guide is drafted in DocBook XML files. There are also corresponding pages in the Community Wiki related to topics in the guide.


Confirm or add to the proposed list of ideas gathered on the ServerTeam/IdeaPool page. Then document the confirmed subjects in DocBook format. Also, updating any relevant pages in the community wiki.


  • Update the Windows Networking section. Ready for Reiew

  • Software RAID Ready for Review

  • Likewise-open Ready for Review

    • Document why DNS is needed.
    • How to setup Windows DNS with AD.
    • Likewise-open Troubleshooting.
  • JeOS section update based on ISO availability.
  • Include a PDF version of the Server Guide with the package.
  • Any new features in Ubuntu-VM-Builder.
  • Any new features in ufw. Ready for Review

  • Server Guide bug fixes, updates, etc. Some filed bugs are Fixed

  • OpenLDAP cn=config documentation needed. Ready for Review

  • Review the layout of the sections and standardize them.
  • Kerberos authentication server. Ready for Review

  • White listing using Amavisd-new and DKIM. Ready for Review

    • Also relates to ServerAmavisdDKIMSpec

    • Detailed instructions are in the RELEASE_NOTES file for the amavisd-new packages.
    • Instructions should be added to the Mail Filtering section.


  • Add a network authentication section that give an overview of LDAP, Kerberos for servers and clients. And then add sub-sections about how to configure an LDAP and/or Kerberos server for authentication, how to configure clients to authenticate against your server (using auth-client-config).

IntrepidServerGuide (last edited 2008-08-27 05:38:26 by cpe-075-183-108-021)