Red Hat System Administration Tools

System administration in Red Hat is generally centered around Linuxconf. Linuxconf, shown in Figure 8.1, has come a long way in recent years, and now is a good competitor for other products, such as Caldera's COAS and Webmin.

Figure 8.1. Linuxconf provides access to your most common configuration needs.


This section discusses version 1.21r7, which is more up-to-date than the version shipped with Red Hat 7.0, but will likely be part of future versions of Red Hat (because it includes some very nice features such as cluster management). If you want a more up-to-date version of Linuxconf, check Red Hat's Web ...

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