Important System Files

by Nirmala 2009-04-20 10:41:04

Hi..
FilePurpose
User and Security Files
/etc/groupUser group information
/etc/npasswdnpasswd configuration file
/etc/shadowshadow password file
/etc/passwdUser account information
Networking Files
/etc/bootptab Internet Bootstrap Protocol server database
/etc/exportsDirectories to export to NFS clients
/etc/gatewaysList of gateways
/etc/hostsHostname to IP address mapping file
/etc/hosts.equivLists of trusted hosts and remote users
/etc/inetd.confinetd configuration file
/etc/named.confnamed default initialization file
/etc/named.confnamed default initialization file
/etc/networksKnown networks
/usr/lib/named or/etc/named.dnamed configuration files
/etc/smb.conf or /etc/samba/smb.confSAMBA configuration file
/etc/snmpd.confSNMP daemon configuration file
/etc/ftpaccessFTP configuration file
/etc/httpd/access.confHTTP access configuration file
/etc/httpd/httpd.confHTTP daemon configuration file
/etc/httpd/srm.confHTTP server resource management configuration file
/etc/servicesNetwork services list
X-Windows Files
/etc/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86ConfigX-Server configuration file
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrcxinit configuration file
$HOME/.xinitrcUser-specific xinit configuration file
$HOME/.fvwmrcfvwm configuration file
/usr/lib/X11/system.fvwmrcSystem default MWM configuration file
/usr/lib/X11/app-defaultsApplication-specific defaults
$HOME/.Xdefaults-hostnameHost-specific defaults
System Start-Up Files
/etc/inittabinit configuration file
/etc/lilo.confLilo configuration file
/etc/rc*System start-up scripts
System Log Files
/etc/syslog.confSystem login configuration file
/var/log/messageGeneral system log file
Miscellaneous Files
/etc/profile /etc/bashrc /etc/cshrcSystemwide shell configuration files
$HOME/.bashrc $HOME/.chsrc $HOME/.kshrcUser-specifc shell configuration files
/etc/sysconfigMiscellaneous configuration files

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