The /etc/sysconfig directory contains files that control the system configuration. See /usr/share/doc/initscripts*/sysconfig.txt for complete information about these files. The actual content of your /etc/sysconfig directory depends on the programs that you have installed on your machine. Some of the files found in the /etc/sysconfig directory are described as follows:
- atd: This file is used to specify additional command-line arguments for atd daemon.
- authconfig: This file sets the authorization to be used on the host. For example, USEMKHOMEDIR=no disables creating a home directory for a user on the first login.
- autofs: This file defines custom options for the automatic mounting of devices. It controls the operation of the automount daemons.
- crond: This file is used to pass arguments to the crond daemon at boot time.
- iptables-config: This file stores information used by the kernel to set up packet filtering services at boot time or when the service is started.
- iptables: This file stores the actual firewall configuration rules.
- ntpd: This file is used to pass arguments to the ntpd daemon at boot time.