Resources

Red Hat Certified Engineer Reference: CramSession Study Guide RPM Repositories FreshRPMS: http://freshrpms.net/packages/ RPM Search: http://rpm.pbone.net/ Dries: http://dries.ulyssis.org/rpm/ DAG: http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/apt/rpmforge.php

Security

Basic physical security Keep your server closet locked. Remove floppy and CD devices. Prevent booting from USB by configuring BIOS. Set a BIOS password. Set a boot loader password in LILO or GRUB. (See http://www.scrye.com/~kevin/lsh/x184.html for details.) Don’t walk away from the computer while you’re logged in. Or, lock your screen. In Red Hat/Fedora: Red …

Webmin

Get Webmin and Set It Up Go to http://www.webmin.com/ and take a look at this management product (and its user interface). Then go to http://www.webmin.com/download.html and download the RPM. Get the gpg key install it. (See this page for a how-to.) Also, see the Swell User’s Guide The Book of Webmin for installation and setup …

Printing : Administration

You’ve already seen the printtool and YaST administration interfaces. You can use them for most or all of your configuration needs. Sometimes, however, a lightweight monitoring and control interface is the way to go. CUPS provides a web-based administrative tool, which makes sense, since CUPS is itself web-based. CUPS runs a small web server that …

Printing : Remote Setup

Remote Printer Setup Using Red Hat’s printtool/printconf-gui Remote setup of printers under Linux CUPS is similar to local printer setup. Depending on the remote printer type, you’ll need various pieces of information for this setup, and there are various precautions to take. Run the printtool application as usual. When you get to the queue type …

Printing : CUPS

The Common Unix Printing System: CUPS All examples assume a printer named “printer1”.   Printing under CUPS: the lp command lp myfile.txt Specify a destination printer: lp -d printer1 myfile.txt Modify a print job: lp -i <job_ID> Print multiple copies: lp -n 3 myfile.txt #Prints 3 copies Mail you a confirmation: lp -m myfile.txt Print …