I know that the /etc folder handles different configuration files, but how does one know where the configuration files of a service (iscsi target for example) are located ?

  • find /etc -iname "*iscsi*" May 9, 2014 at 16:52

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You will just have to find the name of package particular service comes from dpkg -S <Any file you know and think comes from that package which provided the service>

cat /var/lib/dpkg/info/<package>.conffiles

This will help.

  • I like yours more than mine ;=)
    – Rinzwind
    May 9, 2014 at 13:00
  • @Rinzwind Just joined today, so appreciate this comment. Thanks!
    – PradyJord
    May 9, 2014 at 13:02

You open the manual page for the command or service you want it for. The conf file for iscsi is iscsi.conf

I tend to assume a conf file will have {service/application}.conf. Most applications I use have something like that (with MySQL as the exception ;) )

  • other is for sshd sshd_config and more, who knows
    – PradyJord
    May 9, 2014 at 12:47

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