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8. Topic 108: Essential System Services

David Clinton

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Like all operating systems, Linux quietly provides a number of seemingly minor, but critical, services. In this chapter, you’ll learn about managing the Linux services that oversee the accuracy of your time settings, the way events are logged, and e-mail and printing facilities. These things may not seem all that exciting, but just imagine what life would be like for you as an administrator if any one of them ever failed.

Maintain System Time

Besides ensuring that your computer’s time zone setting is correct, as discussed in Chapter 7, it’s also critically important ...

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