LIS 525 - Linuxconf

What is Linuxconf?

Rather than using raw Linux commands or editing configuration files directly, you may be able to perform many common administrative tasks on a Linux server through a utility. One such utility, which is freeware, is Linuxconf. It lets a superuser manage various aspects of the server: Linuxconf is composed of a large number of modules. The core distribution includes many of these, among them one for the most important features of Apache, one for Samba, and one for FTP (wu-ftpd).

Linuxconf can be set up to provide a Web interface to allow the administrator to configure the server and other users to change their passwords, although this feature is disabled by default. Instead, the administrator must either use telnet or physically access the server machine and then use command lines or a menu interface. To enable the Web interface, the administrator can select "Config|Networking|Misc|Linuxconf network access" from the menus. The administrator limits Web access to configuration not only by user password but also to specific hosts or networks.

Apache Features Accessible Via Linuxconf

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Last updated October 14, 2005.
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