This three-day course is designed to cover the more technically complex and
difficult tasks confronting the Linux system and network administrator. All topics
will be accompanied by extensive hands-on, with a minimum ratio of one
fully-equipped workstation per student. There will be ample time to put forward
your own topics for discussion and analysis. The topics are designed to build on the Linux System Administration Parts 1
courses in order to help prepare students for the LPI and RedHat Linux
Experience of Linux systems admin similar to the level described in the
Linux System Administration Parts 1
. Ideally, also
3-4 months practical full-time experience in a Linux administration
To become proficient with Linux administration and configuration to an advanced level,
sufficient to prepare for the RedHat and LPI certification exams.
Instructor-led course, with many practical computer-based exercises.
Network Configuration Review
A review of Linux network configuration, including interfaces, IP
addressing, and router setup
Installation, configuration and use of this sophisticated (but free!)
software for alowing Linux disk and printer resources to be accessed
by Windows PCs. You will see cofiguration options in depth, with a
fully-working practical set-up, with Wintel systems available for
testing. For the ultimate in SAMBA configuration see our Samba 2-day
Apache Web Server
Installation, configuration and use of the most commonly used web
server software (it's even standard with Solaris). How to set it up
and provide a fully working web site, including starting/stopping;
runtime directives; modules; virtual hosts, redirects, logging
control, etc. Also includes basic setup and using of SSL and
certificates. For the ultimate in Apache configuration see our Apache
Kickstart and Auto-build mechansims on CentOS, RedHat and SuSE
In-depth session on building RedHat linux automatically using the
kick-start facility. Setting up DHCP information to support
kick-start. Creating a kickstart file. Booting the build
client. Example of a kick-start file. Creating similar facilities on
the SuSE distribution.
Download, unpack and install (e.g GNU) source code packages, and
successfully compile and install. Includes an overview of the make
utility and editing makefiles. Additional rpm functions, plus non-rpm
operations such as Debian Linux packages. The creation and management
of shared libraries.
The X Display Manager xdm and its configuration. Understanding remote
X execution, including X terminal overview. Customising window menus
and other features. Configuring Linux to allow remote login
sessions. Configuring a Linux machine to be an X terminal. ("I can't
run GUI tools on my server as I always telnet in" - well now you can!)
xinetd and tcpwrappers; ftp service configuration, including anonymous
ftp. DHCP basic server set-up, and creating a DHCP client. A closer
look at system network scripts. The basics of email
configuration. squid, innd NNTP server, xntpd.
Secure shell - how to obtain, install and configure the secure shell
for login, X Windows and ftp access.
Review of system and network security features. PAM configuration;
using iptables to implement basic firewalling policies.
Hardware and Software Requirements
A machine running Linux for each student. Red Hat version is preferable. One
or more printers should be provided for the classroom, to be shared by the
students. One or more other servers are required, including at least running
some version of Windows.
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