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193 - Change Host Name for Naviagent

1. create or edit a file named "agentID.txt" in /etc/Navisphere.

2. Add the hostname and IP address lines as described above. This file should contain only these two lines, without formatting.

serv01.mydomain.com
192.168.1.5

3. Save the agentID.txt file.

191 - iptables firewall configuration (RedHat)

1. Check the iptable status in Linux Server.

# iptables --line-numbers -n -L

2. Modify the configuration file.

# vi /etc/sysconfig/iptables

3. You will see default rules as follows.

190 - How to do Password Protect for awstats

awstats does not have a functionality on like login password protection.
You could configure that on the Apache Server. The following sample is that you installed awstats in the custom directory.

1. awstats URL

http://mywebsite/awstats/awstats.pl?config=mywebsite

2. Register a user for Apache Server

183 - Port Range in Linux

There is a port range rule in Linux. Most of port number is registered in /etc/service.
Even though you register it in /etc/service, no restriction agaist other programs and applications.

0 - 1023 : Well Known Ports
1024 - 49151 : Registered Ports
49152 - 65535 : Private service, Physical port

* Check the local port range.

176 - CUPS printer ErrorPolicy

The ErrorPolicy directive defines the policy that is used when a backend is unable to send a print job to the printer. The lpadmin(8) command
sets the current error policy.

1. Modify the configuration file directly :

# vi /etc/cups/printers.conf

<Printer name>
  ...
  ErrorPolicy abort-job
</Printer>

169 - Send e-mail from a localhost as not spam

Set up masquerading to modify the domain name of all traffic originating from and passing trough your mail server.
This is to set up a SMTP server in outside of local network & masquerading setting for sendmail.

1. Edit /etc/mail/sendmail.mc.

# vi /etc/mail/sendmail.mc

167 - file-max in Linux

The file-max file /proc/sys/fs/file-max sets the maximum number of file-handles that the Linux kernel will allocate.
We generally tune this file to improve the number of open files by increasing the value of /proc/sys/fs/file-max to
something reasonable like 256 for every 4M of RAM.

1.The command forces the limit to 200000 files.

166 - How to use iP route

ip route provides management tools for manipulating any of the routing tables. Operations include displaying routes or
the routing cache, adding routes, deleting routes, modifying existing routes, and fetching a route and clearing an entire
routing table or the routing cache.

1. View the main routing table with ip route show.

157 - How to re-register a system with Red Hat Network again ?

This is a known issue and it can be easily fix after reinstalling system.
All you have to do is login to RHN web management online and change it.

155 - Permanent hostname change on RedHat

RedHat based system use the file /etc/sysconfig/network to read the saved hostname at system boot.
This is set using the init script /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit.

* Edit /etc/sysconfig/network

NETWORKING=yes
HOSTNAME="server1.mydomain.com"
GATEWAY="192.168.17.1"
GATEWAYDEV="eth0"
FORWARD_IPV4="yes"

* After the change, restart the network server.

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