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Part 1: Introduction to the course. Introduction to UNIX. History of UNIX and key features. Comparison with other OSs. Part 2: The basics: files, UNIX shells, editors, commands. Regular Expressions and Metacharacters in Shells. Part 3: File ownership and access permissions. Online help (man pages, etc.)
Part 1: System identity (system name, IP address, etc.) Software: vendor, commercial, shareware, freeware (eg. GNU). Hardware features: auto-detection, etc. UNIX Characteristics: integration, stability, reliability, security, scalability, performance. Part 2: Shell scripts. Part 3: System monitoring tools and tasks. Part 4: Further shell scripts. Application development tools: compilers, debuggers, GUI toolkits, high-level APIs.
Part 1: Installing an OS and software: inst, swmgr. OS updates, patches, management issues. Part 2: Organising a network with a server. NFS. Quotas. Installing/removing internal/external hardware. SGI OS/software/hardware installation. Network setup. Part 3: Daily system administration tasks, eg. data backup. System bootup and shutdown, events, daemons. Part 4: Security/Access control: the law, firewalls, ftp. Internet access: relevant files and services. Course summary. Part 5: Exploring administration issues, security, hacking, responsibility, end-user support, the law (discussion). Indy/Indy attack/defense using IRIX 5.3 vs. IRIX 6.5 (two groups of 3 or 4 each). Figures
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