[CentOS] looking for cool, post-install things to do on a centos 5.5 system

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 17 06:01:24 EDT 2010


On Fri, 2010-09-17 at 03:39 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   over the next several weeks, i'm teaching some courses in RHEL admin
> but (unsurprisingly) i'll be using centos 5.5.  it's a
> decently-written, 3rd party course, all the generic, standard admin
> topics but it does leave me about a 1/2 day to throw in any cool stuff
> i want to add.

You should share some of the topics/courses here.

>   so, any recommendations for neat things that people here have done
> in the way of what can be added to or configured on a centos server
> system?  the course covers all the standard topics -- installation,
> package management, service management, filesystem maintenance, that
> sort of thing.  so i'm looking for bonus, neat stuff that others here
> do as a matter of course when putting together a centos system.

Serial over LAN or IPMI for the Fence Management on the machine. OOB
Access.

>   logging utilities?  intrusion detection?  monitoring?  anything that
> leaps to mind that i can use to fill up a few more hours.  i'm already
> thinking of showing how to build and boot a new kernel.  other ideas?
> thanks.

Explain how to set up auditd to enable full logging.

John



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