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  1. Introduction
  2. About Linux
  3. Installation and getting started
  4. Logging in and out
  5. Basic Linux Commands
  6. Linux Files and File Permissions
  7. Linux Directory Structure
  8. Finding Files
  9. Linux Help
  10. Setting Time
  11. Devices
  12. Tips
  13. Accessing Other Filesystems
  14. Accessing Removable Media
  15. Making and Managing Filesystems
  16. Emergency Filesystems and Procedures
  17. LILO and Runlevels
  18. Init
  19. Environment, Shell Selection, and Startu
  20. Linux Kernel
  21. Package Installation and Printing
  22. Configuration, Logging and CRON
  23. Keys and Terminal Configuration
  24. Sound Configuration
  25. Managing Users
  26. Passwords
  27. Process Control
  28. Configuration and Diagnostic Tools
  29. Overall Configuration
  30. Using PAM
  31. Basic Network Setup
  32. Tools and Terms
  33. Novell and Printing
  34. Inetd Services
  35. Xinetd Services
  36. Other Network Services
  37. FTP and Telnet
  38. Samba
  39. Identd (auth)
  40. X Configuration
  41. X Use
  42. Using X Remotely
  43. X Documentation
  44. DNS
  45. DHCP and BOOTP
  46. Apache
  47. NFS
  48. PPP
  49. Mail
  50. Routing
  51. IP Masquerading
  52. Proxy Servers and ipchains
  53. UUCP
  54. News
  55. NIS
  56. Network Security
  57. Secure Shell
  58. Text Processing
  59. Shell Programming
  60. Emacs
  61. VI
  62. Recommended Reading
  63. Credits

Linux Configuration

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.