Linux Basics - A011

  • Unix & Linux : Background and Perspective Bell Labs Inheritance ,GNU/GPL Linux Development Model Commonalities and Differences Main Features of the Linux Kernel Linux Installation : A step-by-step Guidance Device Identification under Linux Partitioning Scheme & Tools Local Installation Types of Installation : Workstation & Server Classes Package Selection Installation Process An Introduction to BASH Shell .

  • Introducing the Graphical User InterfaceThe Underlying Infrastructure : X Window System : KDE & GNOME Desktops

  • The Vi Editor The Three Modes of Operation Moving back & forth Deletions and Undoing Changes Inserting & Modifying Text Inputs Making Changes Globally

  • Login Shell & Help-line Class of Users, their Identities & Privileges Virtual Consoles & their importance Executing shell commands Man,

  • Linux File System & its' Structure Basic Structure : Inode Features of the default Ext3 File System The Single-rooted Hierarchy & its' contents

  • Basic Shell Commands Listing/Copying files & Directories Viewing Text Files Pipes & Compound Commands Regular Expressions Hard Links and Symbolic Links Disk/Memory Usage The Linux Processes & related commands


Linux System Administrator (A211)

  • Administration of Users : Unix-style of User Policies User Creation & maintenance Creation & Administering Groups Password Creation & Ageing Policy Group Administrator Policies Co-administrator through Sudoers

  • File Access Permissions Significance of Unix-style permissions The meaning of read,write, & execute levels The extra bits of permissions Enabling Access Control Lists

  • User Quotas Creating the quota file Enabling Quota for specific users Checking the quota

  • Job Scheduling through at and cron daemons

  • Archiving, Backup & Application Management The time-tested Unix tar utility Compressing files using gzip, bzip2 tools Installation of applications through RPM Utility

  • Printer Administration Implementing Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) Exploring the configuration files

  • Understanding the Linux Boot Process BIOS Initialisation Kernel Initialisation Starting of the init process The grub.conf, inittab ,&fstab files : A Study Run Levels & service initialisation

  • Advanced File System Management Configuring LVM2.Implementation & Configuration of Software RAID in Linux

  • Linux Networking Environment Configuration of Network Card Testing the network & connectivity on the LAN Network Tools The telnet, ftp, &ssh client programs

  • Advanced Installation Methodologies Preparing for Network Installation Automating Installation using Kickstart Lab Exercise


Linux Network Servers (A311)

  • Name Server The Basic Concepts &Toplogy The BIND Package Configuration Files Create and maintain Zones Setup 

  • Dynamic Host Control Protocol The Client Process The Server process

  • Network File System ( N F S ) The Client-Server Architecture Portmapper Service Configuring the client Configuring the server NFS Utilities : nfsstat&showmount, Autofs

  • Network Information Service ( NIS ) NIS Client Utilities ypbind, ypcat, ypwhich, yppasswdauthconfigNIS Server Utilities ypinit, ypserv Configuring

  • Xinetd& TCP Wrappers The Configuration files Securing the system

  • The Process of Kernel Compilation Kernel Components Kernel Modules & the Concept of Dynamic Loading Purpose Requisite Packages Running the compilation

  • APACHE Implementation Server Configuration Configuration of Virtual Hosts User authentication,

  • SQUID Exploring the configuration file Simple Squid access permissions Fine-tuned access permissions

  • SAMBA Samba Server Configuration Setting up file/print sharing Samba client utilities : smbclient, smbmount

  • SENDMAIL Mail Transfer Agent (M T A) Mail Server Configuration File Setting up Procmail Multiple mail servers setup

  • POSTFIX Comparative Merits Mail Server Configuration Files

  • Setting up Very Secure FTP The Configuration files Creating ftp users Restricting Users

  • Configuring Firewall through IP Tables Essential Concepts Net Filter Components Implementation of Firewall Rules