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CECS 5450

Internet Services

Spring 2004

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 13, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chapter 1

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


January 20, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chapters 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 19, Appendix C
      RHLIS Chap 9
      Optional: RHL8FD - Chapters 5, 6, 11, 12, 13,

  • What are Internet Services, what is the Internet....
  • Class Servers
  • Installing Fedora, Basic Steps
  • IP and DNS
  • GNOME Graphic User Interface (GUI)
  • Setting up IP and DNS (DHCP), DNS Records
  • Creating User Accounts - Root (super user)
  • Secure Shell (SSH/SFTP)


January 27, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHLIS - Chapters 2, 3, 4, 11
      RHL8FD - Chapter 8

    Assignment 1 Due (Install Server, SSH)

  • Getting on-line help and the man pages
  • Patcher (Auto-Updating - A MUST!)
  • Basic UNIX commands
  • UNIX Files and Directories
  • TCP/IP
  • Means of connecting to the Internet (DSL, Cablemodem, Dial-up, etc)
  • Internet Services/Ports (turning them on and off)
  • World Wide Web
  • HTML (standard authoring language) and HTTP (protocol)
  • Apache Web Server
  • Creating a Basic Web Site
  • public_html


February 17, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHLIS - Chapters 6
      RHL8FD - Chapter 17

    Assignment 2 Due (Web Services and Web Pages)

  • Command Line Network Tools (ifconfig, ping, netstat, route)
  • Graphical Network Tools
  • Firewalls
  • Controlling Access
  • SSL
  • Issues related to access to information by minors.


March 2, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Appendix D
      RHLIS - Chapter 10

    Assignment 3 Due (Wiki)

  • SMTP and EMAIL
  • Controlling E-mail
  • Copyright issues
  • Choosing the right educational application

    MID-TERM EXAM


March 15-19, 2004
    Spring Break


March 23, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHLIS - Chpaters 7, 10, 15

    Assignment 4 Due (Message Board)

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


April 6, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chpater 17
      RHLIS - Chpater 8, 12

    Assignment 5 Due

  • Samba
  • Streaming Audio (real, mp3, etc)
  • Wireless Technology and its impact on internet services
  • Advance Topic (TBD)


April 20, 2004
  • Reading:
    • RHL8FD - Chapter 17
      RHLIS - Chapter 13, Appendix D

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


May 1, 2004
    FINAL EXAM DUE Last Day to Submit Makeups and Discussions Topics