This course is an attempt to provide a practical problem-solving approach to the field of
Unix-like system and network administration.
Upon completion of this course the student will be able to work efficiently in a Unix-like system environment,
to tailor an environment to specific needs,
to understand the basics of Unix system administration,
to understand security risks,
and to write scripts for the bash shell.
- Introduction/Course Overview
- Basic Unix commands
- Managing Users and Group
- Administering the File System
- Shell Programming
- Backing up the System
- Managing Software
- Managing System Boot and Services
- Performance Monitoring and Logging
- Configuring Network Security
- Configuring System Security
- DHCP, NIS, NFS, and Apache
- DNS, BIND and Sendmail
Instructor: Po Lai-Man,
Mr. LI Yuming, Email: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TI Education Training Centre (P1412)
Lecture: Tuesday, 3:00pm to 5:50pm, Venue: AC3 6-208
- Students should check the course website regularly for announcements about the course.
- Copies of the lecture notes, assignments, etc will also be available in various formats.
Level and Units: B4 Level with 3 CUs
- Linux Fundamentals: A Practical Guide to Learning Linux, Mattew West.
- System Administration, Mattew West.
- Unix and Linux Administration Handbook,
E Nemeth, G Snyder, T R Hein, B Whaley, Prentice Hall PTR, Fourth Edition.
- Essential System Administration,
AEleen Frisch, O'Reilly & Associates, 1996, ISBN 1-56592-127-5.
- TCP/IP Network Administration, 3rd edition, Craig Hunt, O'Reilly & Associates, 2002, ISDN 0-596-00297-1
- Running LINUX, 3rd edition, M Welsh, M K Dalheimer and L Kaufman, O'Reilly & Associates, 1999, ISDN 1-56592-469-X
- Unix: The Textbook, Sarwar, Koretsky & Sarwar, Addision Wesley, 2001, ISBN 0-201-61260-7
- DNS and BIND, 4th Edition, O'Reailly & Associates, 2001 ISBN 0-596-00158-4.
- Managin NFS and NIS, 2nd Edition, O'Reilly & Assoicates, 2001, ISBN 1-56592-510-6.
- Laboratories - 16%
- Assignments - 10%
- Project - 10%
- Mid-Term Exam - 14%
- Final Examination - 50%
- Lecture attendance: Required. You are responsible for whatever is taught in the lecture and tutorial.
- Submission of Assignments:
- Hardcopies are not required.
- Softcopies such as MS-Word file and associated files are required to send to the course email account before 5:00PM of the due date.
- EE4301 course email address: email@example.com
- Late Assignment Submission:
- Assignments and lab reports mush be received by the course email account before 5:00PM on the due date.
- NO late homework is accepted without previous arrangement with the instructor.
- If approved, late HW receives 10% per business day penalty.
- Write your name and student number on the top right corner of the paper.
- Write your answers legibly and derive all of the steps to show your work clearly.
- No credits will be given to answers without showing the steps.
- Students may work together on the homework, but copying is unacceptable.
- Lab Attendance Policy:
- To pass the EE4301 course, a laboratory attendance of at least 75% is required.
- As there are only 4 lab sessions, absence of more than one lab sessions is considered as not satisfying the attendance requirements.
- In each session, late arrival of more than half hour (30 mins) is regarded as an absence.
- For late arrival of less than 30 mins, the late arrival time is accumulated. If student has accumulated late arrival time more than 45 mins, he/she is also considered as not satisfying the 75% attendance requirements.
- Cheating: in particular copying your fellow classmate's assignments or programs,
is a very serious offense! If you are found cheating, you will automatically get an F grade in this course and your act will
be reported to the Department for necessary disciplinary actions. Please don't let others copy
your assignments or programs as we don't have a way to tell who is copying who and you may be
liable to the penalties.