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Unix Administration

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BIK-ADU Z,ZK 6 13+4 Czech
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Department of Computer Systems

Students became familiar with the internal structure of Unix-like systems, with the administration of their basic subsystems and with the principles of their protection against unauthorized use. In the seminars they will verify the information from the lectures on real life examples from practice. They will understand the differences between user and administrator roles. They gain theoretical and practical knowledge of tools for tracking, analyzing, debugging and securing systems, implementing and managing file systems, disk subsystems, processes, memory, network services, shared file systems, name services, remote access, and system boot.


Practical user knowledge of Unix / Linux operating system at BI-PS1 course level (Shell programming 1) is assumed. Completing the course BI-OSY (Operating Systems) will help.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Introduction, tools for system analysis.

2. Administration principles, user identity, user administration.

3. Administrator rights and their acquisition, Access Control List, sudo program.

4. Security, authentication modules, privileges, roles.

5. Disk and file system management, RAID technology.

6. Booting the system.

7. Networking, network interfaces, name and address translation.

8. Network services configuration, event logging in the system.

9. Shared file systems.

10. Name services.

12. Process limits, access control.

13. Operating system kernel (Linux).

Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Introduction, User administration I

2. User administration II, Changing Identity, sudo, ACL

3. RBAC, Privileges

4. Disk management, swap

5. Filesystems, fsck

6. Snapshot, Volume Manager

7. Filesystem ZFS

8. Configuring NFS

9. System services

10. Process limits, disk quotas

11. Network interface configuration, DNS client, syslog

12. Virtualization: Creating zones (Solaris)

13. System installation

Study Objective:

Students became familiar with the internal structure of Unix operating systems and administration of their basic subsystems. In the seminars, the information from the lectures will be practically verified on concrete examples executed in the administration mode in Solaris and / or Linux OS.

Students get theoretical and practical knowledge of tools for monitoring, analyzing and debugging the system, user administration, implementation and management of file systems, disk subsystems, processes, memory, network services, shared file systems, name services, remote access, virtualization, installation and booting operating system.

Study materials:

[1] Graham, S. - Shah, S.: Administrace systému Linux, Grada, 2003, 80-247-0641-5,

[2] Bach, M. J.: Principy operačního systému UNIX, Praha: Softwarové Aplikace a Systémy, 1993, 80-901507-0-5,

[3] Frisch, A.: Essential System Administration: Tools and Techniques for Linux and Unix Administration, O'Reilly Media, 2002, 978-0596003432,

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