Linux Configuration

Posted: September 24, 2010 in Uncategorized

In this section, the configuration tool, “linuxconf” is discussed. This configuration tool provides a means to configure much of the system. In this section, attempts are made to describe the files where this configuration information is stored (unless documented in other sections), however its accuracy cannot be guaranteed, and these files will vary somewhat from one Linux system to another.

When filly expanded, the linuxconf menu includes the following:

  • Config
    • Networking
      • Client tasks
        • Basic host information
        • Name server specification (DNS)
        • Routing and Gateways
          • Defaults
          • other routes to networks
          • other routes to hosts
          • routes to alternate local nets
          • the routed daemon
        • Host name search path
        • Network Information System (NIS)
        • IPX interface setup
        • PPP/SLIP/PLIP
      • Server tasks
        • Exported file systems (NFS)
        • IP aliases for virtual hosts
        • Apache Web server
          • Defaults
          • Virtual domains
          • Sub-directory specs
          • Files specs
          • Modules
          • Performance
          • mod_ssl configuration
        • Domain Name Server (DNS)
          • Config
            • domains
            • IP reverse mappings
            • secondaries
            • forward zones
            • forwarders
            • features
            • IP allocation space
          • Add/Edit
            • host information by domain
            • (quick edit)
          • Security
            • Access control lists
            • Access control
        • Mail delivery system (sendmail)
          • Basic
            • Basic information
            • special (domain) routing
            • complex (user) routing
            • masquerading rules
            • mail to fax gateway
            • virtual email domain
            • the mail queue
            • user aliases
            • virtual domain user aliases
            • /etc/sendmail.cf
          • Anti-spam filters
            • Rehected senders
            • ‘Relay for’ by IP
            • ‘Relay for’ by name
            • Relay to hosts
        • Samba file server
          • Defaults
          • Default setup for user’s home
          • Default setup for printers
          • Netlogon setup
          • Disk shares
        • Ftp server (wu-ftpd)
          • Basic configuration
          • Virtual hosts
      • Misc
        • Information about other hosts
        • Information about other networks
        • Linuxconf network access
    • Users accounts
      • Normal
        • User accounts
        • Group definitions
        • Change root password
      • Special accounts
        • PPP accounts
        • SLIP accounts via normal login
        • UUCP accounts
        • POP accounts (mail only)
        • Virtual POP accounts (mail only)
      • Email aliases
        • user aliases
        • virtual domain user aliases
      • Policies
        • Password & account policies
        • Available user shells
        • Available PPP shells
        • Available SLIP shells
        • Message of the day – Allows you to type a new message of the day to be displayed on the console when a user logs in. This file is stored in /etc/motd.
    • File systems
      • Access local drive
      • Access nfs volume
      • Configure swap files and partitions
      • Set quota defaults
      • Check some file permissions
    • Miscellaneous services
      • Initial system services
      • Modem
    • boot mode
      • Lilo
        • LILO defaults (linux boot loader)
        • LILO linux configurations
        • LILO other OS configurations
        • default boot configuration
        • a new kernel
        • a kernel you have compiled
      • Mode
        • default boot mode
  • Control
    • Control panel
      • Activate configuration
      • Shutdown/Reboot
      • Control service activity
      • Mount/Unmount file systems
        • Control configured local drives
        • Control configured nfs volumes
        • Mount other NFS file systems
      • Configure superuser scheduled tasks
      • Archive configurations
      • Switch system profile
      • Control PPP/SLIP.PLIP links
    • Control files and systems
      • Configure all configuration files
      • Configure all commands and daemons
      • Configure file permission and ownership
      • Configure Linuxconf modules
      • Configure system profiles
      • Override Linuxconf addons
      • Create Linuxconf addons – This section allows a newly installed package to be managed using linuxconf
    • logs
      • Boot messages
      • Linuxconf logs – Shows all configuration commands issued by linuxconf
    • date & time – Allows the time zone to be set and the time to be set as stored in GMT format or local time. It also lets the time and date to be set.
    • Features – Defines special behavior of linuxconf including the keyboard map (/etc/sysconfig/keyboard), language selection, and html timeout.
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