92.316 UNIX System Administration

Syllabus

Fall 1998

Instructor: Brian O'Neill (oneill@cs.uml.edu) (978) 934-3645 OS312B

Textbook: UNIX System Administration Handbook, 2nd Edition, by Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Scott Seebass, Trent R. Hein. Prentice Hall 1995.

Web page: http://www.cs.uml.edu/~oneill/course/sysadmin/
 
 

Date Chapters 
covered
Topics Notes
9/9 1-3 Introduction; flavors of UNIX; Superuser; System startup and shutdown; single-user and multi-user modes  
9/16 4 Disk partitions; File systems  
9/23 6 Users; passwd file; groups; file permissions Assignment 1 given
9/30 7,13 System configuration; kernel; devices files  
10/7 5,10 Processes; ps command; signals; kill command; daemons  
10/14 26 Processes cont'd; Disk quotas Assignment 1 due; Assignment 2 given
10/21   Midterm Exam  
10/28 11 Backups; media; dump/restore; tar; dd  
11/4 14,15 TCP/IP networking overview; routing; inetd Assignment 2 due; Assignment 3 given
11/13 (Fri) 16,17,20 BIND/DNS; NFS; NIS  
11/18 21 Electronic mail; sendmail  
11/25   Thanksgiving Recess (no class)  
12/2 23 Security; encryption Assignment 3 due
12/9 29 Performance tuning  
12/16   Final Exam