Special Topics: Linux System Administration
Course topics include Linux operating system concepts (kernel, shells, users, groups, processes, etc.), system installation and configuration (disk partitions, GRUB boot manager, Debian Package Manager, APT), introduction to networking (protocols, IP addresses, Address Resolution Protocol (ARP), subnets and routing, network ports), security (TCP-wrappers, secure shell (SSH), Linux firewalls, packet filtering with iptables, PGP/GPG, tripwire), Network File System (NFS), Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) , Virtualization, Linux-Windows integration (terminal services, Samba server), Linux programming, Linux clusters (Beowulf), E-MAIL and DNS servers and other topics.
Maximum course enrollment is fifteen students due to the limited number of workstations. The course will be taught in the Linux laboratory.
Sufficient experience in using UNIX as a user.