Part IV. System Configuration

Part IV. System Configuration

Part of a system administrator's job is configuring the system for various tasks, types of users, and hardware configurations. This section explains how to configure a Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.

Table of Contents

27. Console Access
27.1. Disabling Shutdown Via Ctrl-Alt-Del
27.2. Disabling Console Program Access
27.3. Defining the Console
27.4. Making Files Accessible From the Console
27.5. Enabling Console Access for Other Applications
27.6. The floppy Group
28. The sysconfig Directory
28.1. Files in the /etc/sysconfig/ Directory
28.1.1. /etc/sysconfig/amd
28.1.2. /etc/sysconfig/apmd
28.1.3. /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch
28.1.4. /etc/sysconfig/authconfig
28.1.5. /etc/sysconfig/autofs
28.1.6. /etc/sysconfig/clock
28.1.7. /etc/sysconfig/desktop
28.1.8. /etc/sysconfig/dhcpd
28.1.9. /etc/sysconfig/exim
28.1.10. /etc/sysconfig/firstboot
28.1.11. /etc/sysconfig/gpm
28.1.12. /etc/sysconfig/hwconf
28.1.13. /etc/sysconfig/i18n
28.1.14. /etc/sysconfig/init
28.1.15. /etc/sysconfig/ip6tables-config
28.1.16. /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config
28.1.17. /etc/sysconfig/irda
28.1.18. /etc/sysconfig/keyboard
28.1.19. /etc/sysconfig/kudzu
28.1.20. /etc/sysconfig/named
28.1.21. /etc/sysconfig/network
28.1.22. /etc/sysconfig/nfs
28.1.23. /etc/sysconfig/ntpd
28.1.24. /etc/sysconfig/radvd
28.1.25. /etc/sysconfig/samba
28.1.26. /etc/sysconfig/selinux
28.1.27. /etc/sysconfig/sendmail
28.1.28. /etc/sysconfig/spamassassin
28.1.29. /etc/sysconfig/squid
28.1.30. /etc/sysconfig/system-config-securitylevel
28.1.31. /etc/sysconfig/system-config-selinux
28.1.32. /etc/sysconfig/system-config-users
28.1.33. /etc/sysconfig/system-logviewer
28.1.34. /etc/sysconfig/tux
28.1.35. /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
28.1.36. /etc/sysconfig/xinetd
28.2. Directories in the /etc/sysconfig/ Directory
28.3. Additional Resources
28.3.1. Installed Documentation
29. Date and Time Configuration
29.1. Time and Date Properties
29.2. Network Time Protocol (NTP) Properties
29.3. Time Zone Configuration
30. Keyboard Configuration
31. The X Window System
31.1. The X11R7.1 Release
31.2. Desktop Environments and Window Managers
31.2.1. Desktop Environments
31.2.2. Window Managers
31.3. X Server Configuration Files
31.3.1. xorg.conf
31.4. Fonts
31.4.1. Fontconfig
31.4.2. Core X Font System
31.5. Runlevels and X
31.5.1. Runlevel 3
31.5.2. Runlevel 5
31.6. Additional Resources
31.6.1. Installed Documentation
31.6.2. Useful Websites
32. X Window System Configuration
32.1. Display Settings
32.2. Display Hardware Settings
32.3. Dual Head Display Settings
33. Users and Groups
33.1. User and Group Configuration
33.1.1. Adding a New User
33.1.2. Modifying User Properties
33.1.3. Adding a New Group
33.1.4. Modifying Group Properties
33.2. User and Group Management Tools
33.2.1. Command Line Configuration
33.2.2. Adding a User
33.2.3. Adding a Group
33.2.4. Password Aging
33.2.5. Explaining the Process
33.3. Standard Users
33.4. Standard Groups
33.5. User Private Groups
33.5.1. Group Directories
33.6. Shadow Passwords
33.7. Additional Resources
33.7.1. Installed Documentation
34. Printer Configuration
34.1. Adding a Local Printer
34.2. Adding an IPP Printer
34.3. Adding a Samba (SMB) Printer
34.4. Adding a JetDirect Printer
34.5. Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing
34.5.1. Confirming Printer Configuration
34.6. Printing a Test Page
34.7. Modifying Existing Printers
34.7.1. The Settings Tab
34.7.2. The Policies Tab
34.7.3. The Access Control Tab
34.7.4. The Printer and Job OptionsTab
34.8. Managing Print Jobs
34.9. Additional Resources
34.9.1. Installed Documentation
34.9.2. Useful Websites
35. Automated Tasks
35.1. Cron
35.1.1. Configuring Cron Tasks
35.1.2. Controlling Access to Cron
35.1.3. Starting and Stopping the Service
35.2. At and Batch
35.2.1. Configuring At Jobs
35.2.2. Configuring Batch Jobs
35.2.3. Viewing Pending Jobs
35.2.4. Additional Command Line Options
35.2.5. Controlling Access to At and Batch
35.2.6. Starting and Stopping the Service
35.3. Additional Resources
35.3.1. Installed Documentation
36. Log Files
36.1. Locating Log Files
36.2. Viewing Log Files
36.3. Adding a Log File
36.4. Monitoring Log Files

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