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System Configuration by Paul Anderson

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1.4. A Configuration Example

The following sections provide a concrete example of a fairly sophisticated configuration tool (LCFG)[] being used to perform some typical configuration tasks—in this case, managing an externally visible Web server at the author's site. This involves:

[] For a more detailed discussion of LCFG, see section 5.2.

  1. Specifying the required configuration.

  2. Physically installing the machine with that configuration.

  3. Subsequently changing the configuration requirements.

  4. Replacing failed hardware (possibly with hardware of a different type).

  5. Decommissioning the machine and removing all traces from the network.

Note that many of these operations entail a chain of related configuration actions which affect not only the server itself, ...

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