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CECS 5450

Internet Services

Spring 2003

Schedule of Topics

Note on Readings: You are expected to have fully read all course readings before class. This course has a lot of material to cover in a short period of time. Class time will be spent covering some, but not all of the readings. Some time at the end of each class will be spent in the server lab.

Abbreviations

    RHLIS = Red Hat Linux Internet Server
    RHL8FD = Red Hat Linux 8 for Dummies

January 14, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chapter 1

  • Course Review (syllabus overview and comments)
  • Schedule and Readings
  • Selecting Project Teams


January 21, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chapters 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19, Appendix C
      RHLIS Chap 9
      Optional: RHL8FD - Chapters 5, 6, 11, 12, 13,

  • Class Servers
  • Installing RedHat, Basic Steps
  • IP and DNS
  • GNOME Graphic User Interface (GUI)
  • Setting up IP and DNS (DHCP), DNS Records
  • Creating User Accounts - Root (super user)
  • Basic UNIX commands
  • UNIX Files and Directories
  • Getting on-line help and the man pages
  • RedHat Patcher (Auto-Updating - A MUST!)


February 4, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHLIS - Chapters 2, 3, 4, 11
      RHL8FD - Chapter 8

    Assignment 1 Due (Install RedHat 8)

  • TCP/IP
  • Means of connecting to the Internet (DSL, Cablemodem, Dial-up, etc)
  • Internet Services/Ports (turning them on and off)
  • Command Line Network Tools (ifconfig, ping, netstat, route)
  • Graphical Network Tools
  • Firewalls
  • Telnet and FTP Services and Protocol
  • Secure Shell (SSH/SFTP)


February 18, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHLIS - Chapters 6
      RHL8FD - Chapter 17

    Assignment 2 Due (Firewall, SSH/SFTP)

  • World Wide Web
  • HTML (standard authoring language) and HTTP (protocol)
  • Apache Web Server
  • Creating a Basic Web Site
  • Controlling Access
  • SSL
  • Issues related to access to information by minors.
  • Copyright issues


March 4, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Appendix D
      RHLIS - Chapter 10

    Assignment 3 Due (Web Services and Web Pages)

  • RPM (RedHat Package manager)
  • Installing the UBB Classic (http://Infopop.com)
  • SMTP and EMAIL
  • Controlling E-mail

    MID-TERM EXAM


March 17-21, 2003
    Spring Break


March 25, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHLIS - Chpaters 7, 10, 15

    Assignment 4 Due (UBB, E-MAIL)

  • Databases
  • MySQL
  • How Databases drive Web Pages (CGI scripts)
  • Basic Server Security


April 8, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chpater 17
      RHLIS - Chpater 8, 12

    Assignment 5 Due (TBD)

  • Samba
  • Streaming Audio (real or mp3 tbd)
  • Advance Topic (TBD)


April 22, 2003
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chapter 17
      RHLIS - Chapter 13, Appendix D

    Assignment 6 Due (TBD)

  • Building a DHCP Server
  • Server Backup
  • Advance Topic (TBD)


May 6, 2003
    FINAL EXAM