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LINUX SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION ON DEBIAN

Course Duration: 5 days Course Overview: This course covers Linux basics, as well as system administration topics on Debian Linux. Students will learn how to attach and configure a workstation on an existing network. Prerequisites: · Experience using a computer, i.e., Windows or a Mac. · Programming experience would be helpful. (The specific programming language is not a big deal, as long as they understand how one thinks when writing a program. Who Should Attend: People with little or no Linux experience, but who want to begin to learn about system administration on Linux Goal/Objectives: Students will learn the Unix/Linux command line, the basics of shell programming, and the basics of Debian Linux system administration

COURSE OUTLINE
Introduction · Class Logistics · Typographic conventions Installing Debian · Hardware requirements · Debian versions · Installer options · Disk partitioning · Network configuration · Installing Debian 3.0r2 (Woody) · Lab GNU/Linux introduction · Free software licenses · The Cathedral and the Bazaar · GNU Info · Filesystem Hierarchy · Summary · Lab Debian packages · Introduction · The sources.list file · apt-get · Finding packages · dpkg · Configuring packages · netselect and netselect-apt · aptitude · dselect · Summary · Lab

User Information · Adding and deleting users · /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow · Groups · Password aging · PAM · nsswitch. part 2 . part 1 · The hardware boot process · grub · Booting single user · Initial ramdisks · init and startup scripts · Boot floppies/CDs · Shutting down the system · Troubleshooting · Summary · Lab Backups · Compression · Incremental backups · tar · dump and restore · rsync · Summary · Lab Networking. part 1 · Network configuration · DNS lookups · inetd · xinetd · NIS · NIS+ · ssh · NFS · Automounter · Network monitoring and testing tools · Troubleshooting · Summary · Lab Networking.conf · LDAP authentication · su and the root account · Troubleshooting hints · Summary · Lab Useful tools · lsof and fuser · renice · rsync · cron · Log files and their rotation · The /proc filesystem · sysctl · Summary · Lab File and filesystem tools · Special files and devices · Partitions · Mounting filesystems · Inodes · The structure of a directory · Tools · File attributes · Adding a disk · Dealing with filesystem problems · Summary · Lab Filesystems · Journaling overview · Common filesystems · Software RAID · Loop device · Summary · Lab Performance monitoring · Introduction · sar · free · vmstat · iostat · netstat · top · Graphical tools · Troubleshooting · Summary · Lab Booting.

part 2 · LILO · Kernel boot-time options · Troubleshooting · Summary · Lab .· · · · · · Static network configuration mii-tool and ethtool Virtual network interfaces Network performance tuning Summary Lab Network access control · Review of networking concepts · Introduction · TCP wrappers · xinetd · IP Tables · Troubleshooting · Summary · Lab Booting.