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

andrew.hearn at aaisp.net.uk andrew.hearn at aaisp.net.uk
Fri Sep 17 08:57:17 EDT 2010

On 17/09/10 08:39, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>    (note:  i asked this a few days ago but it *appears* that that post
> was tossed due to getting excessive bounces from my account.  so i'm
> posting it again, apologies if you're seeing it a second time.)
>    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.
>    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.
>    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.

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