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Linux Networking I

CST 165

Linux Networking I

CST 165

Course Description

Prerequisite: CST 126 and CST 161. Introduces Linux as a network operating system. Covers installing Linux, configuring a simple file server, and administering basic network administration tasks with command-line and graphical user interface tools. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Discuss Linux as a network operating system.

Objectives:

  • Describe the concept of open source software.
  • Describe how Linux was created.
  • Describe how Linux is now developed and has evolved.
  • Explain the strengths and weaknesses of Linux.
  • Describe the system requirements of Linux.

Describe how to successfully install Linux.

Objectives:

  • Explain the steps to install Linux.
  • Explain a Linux disk partition.
  • Identify which Linux components to install.
  • Discuss installing different Linux distributions.

Explain the Linux file system.

Objectives:

  • Explain how to manage files with the comand-line user interface.
  • Explain how to manage files with a graphical user interface.
  • Discuss file properties.
  • Discuss file permissions.
  • Explain tar archive files.

Identify Linux graphical user interfaces.

Objectives:

  • Explain the X Window system.
  • Identify the X Window interface.
  • Identify the KDE interface.
  • Identify the Gnome Desktop interface.

Describe Linux system administration.

Objectives:

  • Describe the duties of a Linux system administrator.
  • Explain Linux configuration files.
  • Discuss how Linux handles multiple users and multiple processes.
  • Identify Linux administration commands.

Explain basic Linux administration tasks.

Objectives:

  • Explain different types of user accounts.
  • Explain the concept of group accounts.
  • Explain where user and group account files are stored.
  • Identify how to create, format, and mount/unmount new file systems.
  • Discuss swap space management.
  • Explain disk quotas.