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1. What is linuxconf?

Welcome to linuxconf, an interactive configuration and activation utility.

This utility allows you to configure the following items:

One key difference between linuxconf and other configuration utilities is that linuxconf takes care of the activation.

As an example, if you elect to make some portion of your hard drive available to other machines (such as exporting a file system or a portion of it) via NFS (Network File System), linuxconf will not only help you enter the configuration information but will start the NFS server.

If you change your mind later and delete the NFS configuration, linuxconf will stop the NFS server.

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