Part V. 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. Date and Time Configuration
28.1. Time and Date Properties
28.2. Network Time Protocol (NTP) Properties
28.3. Time Zone Configuration
29. Keyboard Configuration
30. Mouse Configuration
31. X Window System Configuration
31.1. Display Settings
31.2. Display Hardware Settings
31.3. Dual Head Display Settings
32. Users and Groups
32.1. User and Group Configuration
32.1.1. Adding a New User
32.1.2. Modifying User Properties
32.1.3. Adding a New Group
32.1.4. Modifying Group Properties
32.2. User and Group Management Tools
32.2.1. Command Line Configuration
32.2.2. Adding a User
32.2.3. Adding a Group
32.2.4. Password Aging
32.2.5. Explaining the Process
32.3. Standard Users
32.4. Standard Groups
32.5. User Private Groups
32.5.1. Group Directories
32.6. Shadow Passwords
32.7. Additional Resources
32.7.1. Installed Documentation
33. Printer Configuration
33.1. Adding a Local Printer
33.2. Adding an IPP Printer
33.3. Adding a Samba (SMB) Printer
33.4. Adding a JetDirect Printer
33.5. Selecting the Printer Model and Finishing
33.5.1. Confirming Printer Configuration
33.6. Printing a Test Page
33.7. Modifying Existing Printers
33.7.1. The Settings Tab
33.7.2. The Policies Tab
33.7.3. The Access Control Tab
33.7.4. The Printer and Job OptionsTab
33.8. Managing Print Jobs
33.9. Additional Resources
33.9.1. Installed Documentation
33.9.2. Useful Websites
34. Automated Tasks
34.1. Cron
34.1.1. Configuring Cron Tasks
34.1.2. Controlling Access to Cron
34.1.3. Starting and Stopping the Service
34.2. At and Batch
34.2.1. Configuring At Jobs
34.2.2. Configuring Batch Jobs
34.2.3. Viewing Pending Jobs
34.2.4. Additional Command Line Options
34.2.5. Controlling Access to At and Batch
34.2.6. Starting and Stopping the Service
34.3. Additional Resources
34.3.1. Installed Documentation
35. Log Files
35.1. Locating Log Files
35.2. Viewing Log Files
35.3. Adding a Log File
35.4. Examining Log Files
36. Manually Upgrading the Kernel
36.1. Overview of Kernel Packages
36.2. Preparing to Upgrade
36.3. Downloading the Upgraded Kernel
36.4. Performing the Upgrade
36.5. Verifying the Initial RAM Disk Image
36.6. Verifying the Boot Loader
36.6.1. x86 Systems
36.6.2. Itanium Systems
36.6.3. IBM S/390 and IBM eServer zSeries Systems
36.6.4. IBM eServer iSeries Systems
36.6.5. IBM eServer pSeries Systems
37. Kernel Modules
37.1. Kernel Module Utilities
37.2. Persistent Module Loading
37.3. Additional Resources
37.3.1. Installed Documentation
37.3.2. Useful Websites
38. Mail Transport Agent (MTA) Configuration