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Old 04-18-2008, 08:30 AM   #1
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New Linux Server Administrator


Please tell me the normally used linux server admin commands to maintain the mail server and web server.
 
Old 04-18-2008, 08:36 AM   #2
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no, we really can't. if that is your actual level of linux knowledge, you need to actually buy a decent book and learn. there is no such thing to cover what you're asking, and if you study a little, you'll see there aren't.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 01:35 AM   #3
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no, we really can't. if that is your actual level of linux knowledge, you need to actually buy a decent book and learn. there is no such thing to cover what you're asking, and if you study a little, you'll see there aren't.
Actually I RHCE on RHEL 4 and recently get the job in linux admin and seniors has tell me that you have to maintain the server and improve the performance of the server also see the log files and delete some log file which are not required. So tell me in this way
 
Old 04-19-2008, 01:42 AM   #4
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get a book on sendmail or the server that you have deployment of and study it thoroughly. what kind of setup you have can not be imagined in sky. you will have to look out for the logs yourself and find it out which are really important and which can be deleted.
 
Old 04-19-2008, 02:05 AM   #5
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logwatch and logrotate will look after your log files, but a RHCE should know that....
 
Old 04-19-2008, 11:42 PM   #6
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Gosh, if you really passed the RHCE, then there's a problem with the exam. The other members who've responded are correct - my conclusion - if you don't know at least the basics, and can't be bothered with reading a sendmail or Apache book, then you're just a "paper tiger".

If you really passed the RHCE, reread your study materials at least, the "basic commands" to maintain a "mail server and web server" are there.

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #7
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http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz

free book.
 
Old 04-20-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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Gosh, if you really passed the RHCE, then there's a problem with the exam.
Well that's certainly my view about the RHCE in general. I got 97% in it and i did very little to prove i could do a linux admin job in the real world. all very remedial stuff i found.
 
Old 04-21-2008, 11:06 AM   #9
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Agreed. I been sysadmin for decades now, on everything from IBM sys36 midrange, Novell,
SCO UNIX and others.

Seen lots of guys with the various certifications come and go. None of them impressed
me much. I have always been too busy keeping live systems/networks running to waste
time getting one.

I just tell people that I am certifiable....
 
Old 04-21-2008, 11:09 AM   #10
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yeah, that's totally my route as well. Once I have more undeniably awesome experience I don't see myself ever bothering to get any form of certification... In a bizarre paradox it often feels that the employers most impressed by certs are the ones who know least about it and therefore the worst places to work.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 02:55 AM   #11
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You people are true in your sense.
Someone who is a moderator at LQ and someone who has decades of experience as sys admin do not need certifications to show their worth.
But people who are new to linux world and want to get into the sys admin do definitely get some added advantage with the certifications.
You people definitely do not need it and if you still want to go, you will never need to study for it either.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 04:16 AM   #12
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Well yes, but the exam doesn't prove you're up to the job in the slightest.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 04:44 AM   #13
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Yeah that is true. i did give RHCT a try.
And most of the people I know have done RHCE for sheer pressure of getting a job.
When I asked one of my friends planning for joining coaching for RHCE what linux was, and he did not even know that it was an operating system.
Still I think if studied with interest RHCE could give a good exposure to a newbie.
 
  


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