This course offers an in depth examination of key concepts in Unix implementation, support, and administration. The course will address some important security issues with different Unix systems in a networked environment. It will discuss the administrative preparation and actions to avoid future problems. The course incorporates some labs which provide an opportunity for students to learn about different administration responsibilities. This course targets the upper-level undergraduate and graduate students with the interest in installing, operating, administering or managing a Unix system. Technical support staff, programmers, and software developers will significantly benefit from this course.
Some of the Topics
Who is a system administrator and what does he do?
Startup and shutdown process
Devices and Drivers
Unix Systems Administration Handbook, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall PTR.
Additional readings to be distributed during class.
Midterm project report
Final project report
All assignments and programs MUST
be completed by students individually. You may discuss the assignments
and programs among each other but you have to write/edit programs by YOURSELF.
Please see the ASU
Academic Integrity Policy for a description of the woes that befall