Practicals

To monitor your progress:
Testing system web interface

February 9th,10th,11th - Lab I

  • introduction & basics of network configuration, monitoring, service and package management

February 16th,17th,18th - Lab II

  • logical volume management

March 2nd,3rd,4th - Lab III

  • setting up Domain Name System (DNS) server with BIND software

March 9th,10th,11th - Lab IV

  • DNS and BIND - master-slave replication. DNS client settings

March 16th,17th,18th - Lab V

  • DNS MX records, SMTP server with Postfix software, IMAP server with Dovecot software, spam filtering with Apache SpamAssassin and Procmail

March 23rd,24th,25th - Lab VI

  • DNS CNAME records, HTTP server with Apache httpd, name based virtual hosts, Roundcube webmail application

March 30th,31st, April 1st - Lab VII

  • Configuring additional IP address, Apache httpd SSL IP-based virtual hosts, updating the system

April 6th,7th,8th - Lab VIII

  • Monitoring with Nagios, OTRS Trouble Ticket System

April 13th,14th,15th - Lab IX

  • Visiting the server room

April 20th,21st,22nd - Lab X

  • NFS and CIFS network file systems, Samba SWAT, user quotas

April 27th,28th,29th - Lab XI

  • Platform Virtualization, Windows 2008 Server and IIS

May 4th,5th,6th - Lab XII

  • Catch-up lab (no new tasks)

May 11th,12th,13th - Lab XIII

  • Grading/Points deadline

May 18th,19th,20th - Lab XIV

May 25th,26th,27th - Lab XV

Notation/macros:

> command
Command (or generalized form), which should be executed with the rights of a normal user (e.g praktikum)
# command
Command (or generalized form), which should be executed with the rights of the superuser (root). To acquire the superuser permissions, use the following command (the "-" is important!):
  • > su -
%n
The number of the machine. If the number is one-digit, add prefix 0
%d
"Fake" TLD (top level domain) for our practicals. Corresponding to the group: ".red", ".green", ".blue", ".black", ".grey", ".white"
%m
The machine number of your DNS replication partner. If the number is one-digit, add prefix 0
%N
Last byte of the system's IP-address. In our case, it's the machine number + 10. For example: %n=05, %N=15
%K
Last byte of the system's second IP-address. In our case, it's the machine number + 30. For example: %n=05, %K=35
%L
Last byte of your virtualization guest system's IP-address. In our case, it's the machine number + 50. For example: %n=05, %L=55
%M, %S
Last byte of your DNS replication partner's IP-address (machine number + 10). In our case %M and %S are the same. Whether the lab instructions use %M (master) or %S (slave), depends on the context.

To fine tune your Linux CLI skills: Linux command line basics

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