ITI 481: UNIX Administration (Section 03 - 2002)
Rutgers University Center for Applied Computer Technology

Instructor: Christopher Uriarte <chrisjur@cju.com>

Meetings: Tuesdays (6:00p-9:00p): Jul 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 6, 13, 2002; Possumtown Road facility, Room R118, Piscataway

Description:
In this course, participants will install the Unix operating system and will perform system administration activities in a hands-on environment. Topics covered include: Installing Unix. Unix startup and setup. Window managers and desktops: X-Windows. Systems administration, network administration, configuring the X-Windows system, account creation, server management.

Prerequisites: Either ITI-480 Unix Fundamentals or equivalent user-level knowledge of Unix. You MUST have basic knowledge of a UNIX text editory (pico, emacs, vi etc.)

Course Textbook: Linux Administration: A Beginners Guide, 2ed, Steven Shah - McGraw Hill/Osborne (2001)

Optional Books: Essential System Administration : Help for Unix System Administrators (Nutshell Handbook), Aeleen Frisch - O'Reilly (1996)


Notes and Announcements:

  • (July 8, 2002) - The newest versions of most Linux distributions (Red Hat, Mandrake, etc.) are available for just a few bucks at Cheap Bytes.

  • (July 8, 2002) - The notes for Class 1 are available here in PowerPoint format and here in HTML format. The instructions used for Linux installation are here in MS Word format.

  • (July 14, 2002) - Here are some KEY NOTES from materials covered in Class 1 that briefly touch upon Linux distributions, hardware compatibility, partitioning, and basic UNIX concepts.

  • (July 14, 2002) - Here are the slides for Class #2 in HTML format. They are also available here in Microsoft PowerPoint format. (There is a mirror of these slides on the ITI server at http://cactqa.rutgers.edu/~chrisjur/meeting2/meeting2.html)

  • (July 20, 2002) - Here are some notes from class 2 on installing software. Also refer to the class slides for some good details on run levels and the Linux boot process.

  • (July 20, 2002) - The class slides for Class 3 are here. They are also available here in Microsoft PowerPoint format.

  • (July 29, 2002) - Here are some notes from class 3 on adding, deleting and modifying users and groups on the system.

  • (July 29, 2002) - The class slides for Class 4 are here. They are also available here in Microsoft PowerPoint format.

  • (August 3, 2002) - The class slides for Class 5 are here. They are also available here in Microsoft PowerPoint format.

  • (August 11, 2002) - Here are some basic notes on Samba (Windows/UNIX connectivity) that I put together. The official Samba website is http://www.samba.org and there is a Samba How-To Document also available online.

    File formats for network-related settings are here.

    XWindows information: Here is some information on Windows Managers and Desktops available for X Windows with a good introduction to these available here.