The /etc Files

Now we will take a look at each of the /etc files, going in alphabetical order. We’ll start with /etc/adduser.conf and end with /etc/ypldap.conf.


The /etc/adduser.conf file contains the persistent configuration for adduser(8), which Chapter 6 covers in detail. To change adduser’s settings, edit this file. This file is self-documenting, and if you’ve read Chapter 6, you shouldn’t have any trouble with it.


The automounter daemon automatically loads NFS filesystems upon request. If you’re interested in this function, read the amd(8) man page.

The automounter daemon isn’t as useful as you might think. As the documentation says, “A weird imagination is most useful to gain full advantage of all the ...

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