Redhat/Fedora's 'system-config' Tools Guide
This document describes how to use the popular system-config-* tools for Linux. This is only needed for administration purposes only. Also, these tools are available with Red Hat based Linux Open Client installs only.
As root on a Red hat based system (i.e. Redhat 4+ Open Client 1.x+), users can run a set of configuration tools. If these tools are launched from within a graphical system (XWindows), they will start as a graphical tool, from the command line they will launch their TUI (Text User Interface) variants. *Note: The redhat-config tools used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 3 are now system-config for version 4+.
|Installing and Listing the available 'system-config' tools||List the system-config-***** tools available on a system.|
|Launching "System-Config" Tools Remotely||Use the system config tools from a remote system.|
|system-config-authentication||The Authentication Configuration Tool provides a graphical interface for configuring NIS, LDAP, and Hesiod to retrieve user information as well as for configuring LDAP, Kerberos, and SMB as authentication protocols. Note, the firewall may need to be adjusted to allow the changes made here.|
|system-config-date||The Time and Date Properties Tool allows the user to change the system date and time, to configure the time zone used by the system, and to setup the Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon to synchronize the system clock with a time server.|
|system-config-display||A graphical interface for configuring the X Window System display|
|system-config-network||his is the GUI of the network configuration tool, supporting Ethernet, Wireless, TokenRing, ADSL, ISDN and PPP.|
|system-config-securitylevel||utility for easy configuration of firewall-rules end SELinux security settings. It's more of an beginners tool as it is limited to opening ports and it can only overwrite the existing configuration. Note, with Open Client, this tool could be disabled, look to the firewall section for technical details for port management with IPTABLES.|
|system-config-services||This is a graphical tool for enabling and disabling services (including xinetd services). Functionality to start, stop, and restart services is also included.|