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A Practical Guide to Red Hat Linux: Fedora Core and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Second Edition by Mark G. Sobell

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Chapter 16. Administration Tasks

The system administrator has many responsibilities. This chapter discusses tasks not covered in Chapter 11, including configuring user and group accounts, backing up files, scheduling tasks, general problem solving, and using the system log daemon, syslogd.

Configuring User and Group Accounts

More than a login name is required for a user to be able to log in and use the system. A user should have the necessary files, directories, permissions, and usually a password in ...

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