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    linuxconf

    A lot of the books that I have bought suggest using linux config to administer various parts of system. RH7.3 doesn't have it and I know where to get it but I was wondering if it is worthwhile to get or or not?

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    Re:linuxconf

    I think linuxconf is rather outdated now. Most modern distros have better tools to configure your box or you could use webmin.

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    Hello,
    RedHat 7.2 was the last to ship with it. I don't know much about webmin - here is a list of tools ou can use to configure stuff in RedHat 7.3

    redhat-config-date redhat-config-time
    redhat-config-network redhat-config-users
    redhat-config-network-cmd redhat-control-network
    redhat-config-network-druid redhat-switch-printer
    redhat-config-printer-gui redhat-switch-printer-nox
    redhat-config-printer-tui redhat-update-gnome-font-install
    redhat-config-services

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    Re:linuxconf

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=2;threadid=4495;start=0#44882 date=1028766486]
    I think linuxconf is rather outdated now. Most modern distros have better tools to configure your box or you could use webmin.
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    Webmin looks cool. I may set that up on the mail server I did at work, so the non-linux types won't be scared of it.

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    I installed the webadmin program and I am playing around with it doesn't appear to be to hard to move around in, I will just have to devote a little time exploring and setting it up. Thanks again for the tip.

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    Re:linuxconf

    Webmin is great. I have used it on alot of boxes for quick and easy configurations. I usually disable it after setting up the box, however.

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    here's a cool tip i learned from Ender once

    if u have Webmin running, firewall the port it runs on so it can only be accessed locally. then, whenever u need to access Webmin from a remote location, ssh into the box and fire up lynx or whatever cli browser u prefer and then browse to your webmin page. one less open port to worry about

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    Actually Ralinx -- theres an option to have it only accesible from specific IP's. So as long as the NAT router is left off of it (or outside WAN port for the matter) you are good. I still personally feel that firewalling that port aint a bad idea though.

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