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10

Configuration Files



  • BIG-IP configuration files

    BIG-IP configuration files

    The following table includes a list of the configuration files on the BIG-IP.

    File

    Description

    /config/bigip.conf

    Stores virtual server and node definitions and settings, including node ping settings, the load balancing mode, and NAT and SNAT settings.

    /config/bigip_base.conf

    Stores BIG-IP self IP addresses and VLAN and interface configurations.

    /config/bigip.license

    Stores authorization information for the BIG-IP.

    /etc/bigconf.conf

    Stores the user preferences for the Configuration utility.

    /config/bigconfig/openssl.conf

    This file holds the configuration information for how the SSL library interacts with browsers, and how key information is generated.

    /config/user.db

    This is the location of the BIG/db database. This database holds various configuration information.

    /config/bigconfig/httpd.conf

    The main configuration file for the webserver.

    /config/bigconfig/users

    The webserver password file. Contains the user names and passwords of the people permitted to access whatever is provided by the webserver.

    /etc/hosts

    Stores the hosts table for the BIG-IP.

    /etc/hosts.allow

    Stores the IP addresses of workstations that are allowed to make administrative shell connections to the BIG-IP.

    /etc/hosts.deny

    Stores the IP addresses of workstations that are allowed to make administrative shell connections to the BIG-IP.

    /etc/ipfw.conf

    Stores IP filter settings.

    /etc/rateclass.conf

    Stores rate class definitions.

    /etc/ipfwrate.conf

    Stores IP filter settings for filters that also use rate classes.

    /etc/snmpd.conf

    Stores SNMP configuration settings.

    /etc/snmptrap.conf

    Stores SNMP trap configuration settings.

    /config/ssh

    Contains the SSH configuration and key files.

    /etc/sshd_config

    This is the configuration file for the secure shell server (SSH). It contains all the access information for people trying to get into the system by using SSH.

    /config/routes

    Contains static route information.

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