Printing : Files & Commands

Files Used For Printing Under LPD /etc/printcap the printer description file, or “printer capabilities” database /var/spool/* the spool directories (there may be more than one) /var/spool/*/minfree this file specifies the minimum free space to leave on the partition containing /var /dev/lp* actual line printer devices /dev/printer the socket for local requests /etc/hosts.equiv lists hosts that …

Printing : Services

Review Chapter 17, Setting Up a Print Server, in the Red Hat Linux Bible (workstation class) and Chapter 13, Printers and the Spooling Subsystem, in Linux System Administration (server class) lpd, LPRng and CUPS: Printing Services Under Linux The lpd package (not to be confused with the lpd line printer daemon) was the “classic” UNIX …

Apache

The Apache httpd service   An httpd.conf file:   ## Based upon the NCSA server configuration files originally by Rob McCool.## This is the main Apache server configuration file. It contains the# configuration directives that give the server its instructions.# See <URL:http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/> for detailed information about# the directives.## Do NOT simply read the instructions in …

Directories : Installation

Installation Issues Be aware that the 1.0.2 release of fedora-ds is a “transitional” release; it’s moving toward Fedora Core 5 support, including easier Java configuration. However, it does not yet support FC5, nor does it install easily on Fedora Core 4. Save yourself massive trouble and wait for FC5 for further releases of fedora-ds. To …

Directories

General Notes Read This First: A review of fedora-ds in Redmond Magazine: Bridging the Directory Services Gap: Red Hat Directory Service helps join Windows and Linux environments, February 2006, by Jeremy Moskowitz The Administrator’s Guide FAQ Installation Guide Introduction to Red Hat Directory Server http://directory.fedora.redhat.com/wiki/Howto:Daemontools#Administration_Server http://directory.fedora.redhat.com/wiki/Howto:AdminServerLDAPMgmt Prerequisites: Get These First First, you MUST install DNS …

DNS : Running named

Given an RPM installation on Fedora 4/5, you should be able to start the services directly from the usual applets or command-line tools (review service management tools if necessary). Starting named: /etc/init.d/named start Configuring named to start in runlevels 3, 4, and 5: chkconfig named on or use the terminal-based ntsysv: ntsysv Is it working? …

DNS : Configuration Files

The default caching-nameserver package configuration files are your starting point.   In a full-fledged DNS server configuration, you would work with the following files: DNS Server Configuration Files File Description /etc/named.conf Holds the list of DNS zones and types (master or slave) that this name daemon will control. /var/named/<zonename>.zone A zone configuration file for forward …

DNS : Packages

Required Packages Make sure you have bind and caching-nameserver installed: rpm -q bind rpm -q caching-nameserver rpm -q bind-chroot Depending on what you’re going to do, you may also need to check: rpm -q bind-utils rpm -q bind-libs rpm -q bind-devel Notice that in your Services lists, bind will appear as the named daemon. Install …