UNIX Administration Course Version 1.0
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UNIX Administration Course
Copyright 1999 by Ian Mapleson BSc.
Part 1: Introduction to the course. Introduction to UNIX. History
of UNIX and key features. Comparison with other OSs.
Part 2: The basics: files, UNIX shells, editors, commands.
Regular Expressions and Metacharacters in Shells.
Part 3: File ownership and access permissions.
Online help (man pages, etc.)
Part 1: System identity (system name, IP address, etc.)
Software: vendor, commercial, shareware, freeware (eg. GNU).
Hardware features: auto-detection, etc.
UNIX Characteristics: integration, stability,
reliability, security, scalability, performance.
Part 2: Shell scripts.
Part 3: System monitoring tools and tasks.
Part 4: Further shell scripts. Application development tools:
compilers, debuggers, GUI toolkits, high-level APIs.
Part 1: Installing an OS and software: inst, swmgr.
OS updates, patches, management issues.
Part 2: Organising a network with a server. NFS. Quotas.
Installing/removing internal/external hardware.
SGI OS/software/hardware installation. Network setup.
Part 3: Daily system administration tasks, eg. data backup.
System bootup and shutdown, events, daemons.
Part 4: Security/Access control: the law, firewalls, ftp.
Internet access: relevant files and services.
Part 5: Exploring administration issues, security, hacking,
responsibility, end-user support, the law (discussion).
Indy/Indy attack/defense using IRIX 5.3 vs. IRIX 6.5
(two groups of 3 or 4 each).