admintool is a graphical user interface that enables you to accomplish several system administration tasks on a local system. Membership in the sysadmin group (gid 14) is used to restrict access to administrative tasks. Members of the sysadmin group can use admintool to create, delete, and modify local system files. Non-members have read-only permissions (where applicable).
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admintool is not the tool for a distributed environment. It is used for local adminstration.
admintool allows you to do the following tasks:
Use admintool to add, delete, or modify user accounts. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/passwd file (see passwd(4)).
Use admintool to add, delete, or modify groups. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/group file (see group(4)).
Use admintool to add, delete, or modify hosts. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/hosts file (see hosts(4)).
Use admintool to add or delete access to a printer, or to modify a system's printer access. admintool makes the appropriate changes to the system's /etc/lp directory.
Use admintool to enable or disable serial port services. admintool sets up the software services necessary to use a modem or terminal attached to a system's serial port.
Use admintool to add or remove software. admintool adds software from a product CD or on a hard disk to an installed system, or removes software from an installed system.
admintool terminates with exit status 0.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
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If you use admintool to add a host, your local system and your site uses a network name service such as NIS or NIS+, admintool host operations may not have the desired effect. This is because information in the network name service will take precedence over the information in the local /etc/hosts file, which is where admintool updates information.
admintool modifies files on the local system, i.e., the system on which you are running admintool. admintool does not modify or update global networked databases such as NIS or NIS+.