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Csci 48c - Topics in Linux Systems Administration
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Chabot College Fall 2002 Removed Fall 2006 Course Outline for Computer Science 48C TOPICS IN LINUX SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION Catalog Description Computer Science 48C Topics in Linux Systems Administration 2 units Selected topics in Linux systems and network administration Managing users and groups the help desk Shell scripting and automating systems administration tasks overview of perl python other scripting tools Configuring the kernel and tuning the system Prerequisite Computer Science 48B and Computer Science 14 both completed with a grade of C or higher 1 5 hours lecture 1 5 hours laboratory Prerequisite Skills Before entering the course the student should be able to 1 describe the TCP IP layers and IP addressing address classes classless addresses subnetting 2 describe basic networking devices cards cables hubs switches types of media 3 configure an ethernet interface 4 describe the basic ideas in routing internet traffic 5 configure name services under Linux DNS BIND NIS others 6 configure sharable resources under Linux print and file services 7 configure and use network monitoring tools properly 8 integrate Linux and Windows NT machines on one network 9 configure and run Samba 10 integrate Linux and other non Windows NT machines on one network 11 install and configure system services and choose which services to offer 12 install and configure electronic mail systems 13 set up FTP and anonymous FTP on Linux machines and discuss legal and security issues of allowing files to be transferred onto and off from machines 14 install and configure the Apache Web server 15 set up Web server logging and describe when logging is needed as well as what type of logging is needed 16 describe other Web servers Squid Roxen Challenger Boa others 17 set up and configure a news service and clients 18 set up and configure Internet telephony and conferencing 19 determine security needs for a system 20 describe the types of attacks an attacker may use against a computer 21 configure a system to protect against those attacks 22 describe a good password or pass phrase and check on user s passwords 23 set up password and security policies for a system 24 set up the standard defenses against attackers 25 set up security monitoring 26 set up and configure a firewall under Linux 27 set up proxy services 28 configure the kernel to operate a firewall 29 build and operate a security administrator toolbox 30 recover from being hacked 31 follow the procedures used in the appropriate college computer laboratory to sign in and out and to write edit compile run and debug programs 32 demonstrate an elementary understanding of modern computational systems and their use 33 demonstrate an elementary understanding of what steps are involved in program development 34 use simple C data types in programs and understand how they are represented in the machine Chabot College Page 2 Course Outline for Computer Science 48C Topics in Linux Systems Administration Fall Semester 2002 Prerequisite Skills continued 35 form C expressions using selected operators and understand the rules of precedence used in their evaluation 36 use the structured programming constructs sequence selection and iteration 37 perform elementary interactive input and output operations 38 code void and value returning functions with value and reference parameters and use them in a program 39 define and use the structured C data types array string struct in applications drawn from mathematics the sciences and other areas 40 use text files to record and retrieve information in elementary applications 41 produce well documented user friendly programs of short to medium length Expected Outcomes for Students Upon completion of the course the student should be able to 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 manage users and groups add users to the system grant permissions to users delete a user account and know when to do so demonstrate effective use of groups to manage different types of users demonstrate effective interaction with users write shell scripts for the bash and tcsh shells to automate system administration tasks write perl scripts to automate system administration tasks demonstrate the effective use of other shell languages e g python in a limited manner and be aware of compiler based programming tools under Linux 8 demonstrate effective use of the cron daemon to schedule maintenance tasks and debug cron jobs 9 tune the behavior of the Linux kernel if needed in a particular environment Course Content 1 Users and groups a Adding users to the system b Granting permissions to users c Establishing groups d The etc passwd etc group etc shadow and etc gshadow files e Adding and deleting user accounts when to delete an account f Using groups effectively g Group permissions h The newgrp command and other user and group commands 2 Dealing with users a Establishing system and user policies b Training users c Developing a help desk using WREQ to manage the desk 3 Shells a Overview of Linux shells b Wildcards aliases command line completion c Pipes and I O redirection d Command history command line editing e Job control f Quoting with and g Shell variables Chabot College Course Outline for Computer Science 48C Topics in Linux Systems Administration Fall Semester 2002 Page 3 Course Content continued 4 Shell scripting a The bash shell and scripting b Using perl c Other scripting languages d Brief overview of programming tools e g C C and Java optional 5 Automating administration tasks a Types of tasks to automate one time tasks and regular tasks b Using the at utility for one time jobs c Using the cron utility for regularly scheduled jobs 6 Tuning Linux a What can be tuned the CPU I O RAM paging and related disk I O b Bottlenecks finding them local in the machine and remote network bottlenecks c Costs and benefits of tuning d Measuring performance both locally and on the network e RAM and swap space f Tuning the kernel in proc 7 Customizing the kernel optional as time permits a Overview of kernel source where you can get it b Patching the kernel source c Kernel loadable modules d Building customized kernels 8 Hacking optional as time permits a Basic hacking methods b Overview of hacking tools Methods of Presentation 1 2 Lecture with live demonstrations as needed In lab exercises on the 250MB Zip system from CSCI 48A Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress 1 Typical Assignments a In lab exercises to practice concepts from lecture and reading 2 Methods of Evaluating


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