Welcome to the Red Hat Linux Reference Guide.
The Red Hat Linux Reference Guide contains useful information about
the Red Hat Linux system. From fundamental concepts, such as the structure of
the Red Hat Linux file system, to the finer points of system security and
authentication control, we hope you will find this book to be a valuable
This guide is for you if you want to learn a bit more about how the
Red Hat Linux system works. Topics that you can explore within this manual
include the following:
1. Changes To This Manual
This manual has been reorganized for clarity and updated for the latest
features of Red Hat Linux 9. Some of the changes include:
- Updated The X Window System
The X Window System has been completely
revised and reorganized for clarity. New font configuration
instructions were added as well.
- A New
The sysconfig section of the
Boot Process, Init, and Shutdown chapter has
been expanded and converted into its own chapter.
- Updated TCP Wrappers and
The newly updated TCP Wrappers and
xinetd chapter has been
completely overhauled and reorganized for clarity.
- Updated Users and Groups Chapter
The Users and Groups chapter has been
clarified, updated, and reorganized.
- Updated Network Interfaces
The Network Interfaces chapter has been
updated and reorganized.
- An Updated Apache HTTP Server
The guide for migrating from version 1.3 to version 2.0 of the
Apache HTTP Server has been updated. The list of server configuration options
has been further updated and reorganized. Special thanks to
Gary Benson and Joe Orton
for their hard work on the Apache HTTP Server migration guide.
Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with the contents of
the Red Hat Linux Installation Guide concerning installation issues, the
Red Hat Linux Getting Started Guide for basic Linux concepts and the
Red Hat Linux Customization Guide for general customization
instructions. The Red Hat Linux Reference Guide contains information
about topics for advanced users.
HTML and PDF versions of all the Red Hat Linux manuals are available online at:
Although this manual reflects the most current
information possible, you should read the Red Hat Linux Release
Notes for information that may not have been available prior
to our documentation being finalized. The Release
Notes can be found on the Red Hat Linux CD #1 and online at
the following URL: