Linux Administration Made Easy by Steven Graham

By Steven Graham

The Linux management Made effortless (LAME) consultant makes an attempt to explain daily management and upkeep concerns normally confronted by way of Linux process directors. This booklet is a part of the Linux Documentation Project.
Linux management Made effortless summarizes the set up and configuration, in addition to the daily administrative and upkeep techniques that are supposed to be to maintain a Linux-based server or computing device process up and operating. it truly is geared to an viewers of either company in addition to domestic clients. it isn't meant to be an entire evaluate of Unix operations, as there are numerous stable texts to be had in addition to online documentation that may be noted in situations the place extra certain details is required.
In basic, your Linux approach can function with not less than consumer upkeep. regimen initiatives, corresponding to rotating and discarding of procedure logs, are computerized. for this reason, for the main half, in spite of little or no person intervention, Linux will hum alongside doing its activity. notwithstanding, in circumstances of customized wishes or method failure this documentation could end up invaluable.

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Custom Configuration and Administration Issues All TACACS activity log messages will be recorded in “/var/log/messages” for your perusal. 4. Windows-style File and Print Services with Samba Linux can provide SMB services (eg. WfW, Win95, and NT-style network file & printer sharing), using the Samba package. This section will describe how to configure shares, and how to access them from client machines. The Samba package is included with the Red Hat distribution, you can check if it is installed and what version you have by typing: rpm -q samba If it isn’t installed, you will need to install it using the RPM utility.

A direct match to the username in the /etc/passwd file. Password, 13 character encrypted. A blank entry (eg. ::) indicates a password is not required to log in (usually a bad idea), and a “*” entry (eg. :*:) indicates the account 49 Chapter 6. General System Administration Issues • • • • • • • has been disabled. The number of days (since January 1, 1970) since the password was last changed. 7. System Shutdown and Restart To shut down the system from a terminal session, sign in or “su” to the “root” account.

Auto services = cdrom # The location of your “printcap” file, a text file containing # definitions for your printers. printcap name = /etc/printcap # If enabled all printers in the /etc/printcap file will be # loaded into the browse-list. load printers = yes # The print command by which data is spooled to a printer under Linux. print command = lpr -r -P%p %s # The print command by which job queue information (printer status) # can be obtained. lpq command = lpq -P%p # The print command by which unwanted print jobs can be deleted # from the queue.

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