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Linux Journal: System Administration Made Simpler, Part 2

Jan 07, 2000, 08:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

"Last time we talked, I mentioned that Linux's great problem is the perception that it's just too difficult for the average person to administer, a perception I hope to change. Several people have commented that Webmin was really cool and they finally had an easy way to administer their various Linux and UNIX boxes. That makes me happy. However, as the saying goes, "there's more than one way to do it". So, let's look at another way."

"Enter linuxconf. If your system is a Red Hat one, or if you are running GNOME as your desktop, then you probably already have linuxconf loaded. If not, you can get it from the source by visiting Jacques Gelinas' web site, the official home of linuxconf."

"It is available in a source tarball as well as distributions for Caldera, Red Hat, Slackware and SuSE. Unlike our previous contender for simpler system administration, linuxconf is strictly for Linux (as its name implies)."

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