Install a Fedora Linux Operating System on a Server
1. During the install, the option to sync with a NTP (Network Time Protocol) server was checked. From a security perspective, why is it important for a system to keep accurate time?
So that all events have a proper timestamp for documentation.
2. During the install, a password has been set for the “root” user. What is the “root” user, and when is it appropriate to use this account?
The root user or super user has access to all commands and files on a Linux operating system. It is used when making changes to the system and installing software in RPM (Redhat Package Manager).
3. During the install, X-Window and a Desktop Manager were installed. However, in a production environment it is recommended NOT to run the X-Window environment. Explain the purpose of this recommendation.
It is recommended to not run this because of the vulnerabilities it poses.
4. During the installation process it asks what the options given to create the partition are? Name them.
LVM is the default, ext4
5. Why is it important to partition a Linux system correctly?
It effects the file system and server if poorly configured
6. What is the significance of the SWAP partition in a Linux system? What different ways can the swap space be configured, and why would you recommend one over the other?
Swap space is an area on a disk that temporarily holds a process memory image. When physical memory demand is sufficiently low, process memory images are brought back into physical memory from the swap area on disk. The swap partition is an independent section of the hard disk used solely for swapping; no other files can reside there. The swap file is a special file in the filesystem that resides amongst your system and data files.
7. What are some of the benefits and features that are available to Linux users by selecting the ext4 file system for the partitioning of a Linux system?
Large file system, backwards compatibility with...