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CECS 5450

Internet Services

Spring 2006

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

    L+ = Linux+ Guide to Linux Certificationr

January 19, 2006
  • Reading:
    • L+ - Chapter 1, Appendix A

  • Course Review (syllabus overview and comments)
  • Schedule and Readings
  • Linux Cert
  • What is Linux
  • Open Source
  • Internet Services


January 26, 2006
  • Reading:
    • L+ - Chapters 2, 3

  • Selecting Project Teams
  • Installing Fedora, Basic Steps - Assignment 1
  • Setting up IP and DNS (DHCP), DNS Records
  • GNOME Graphic User Interface (GUI)
  • Creating User Accounts - Root (super user)
  • Controlling Firewall
  • Controlling Services
  • Patcher (Auto-Updating - A MUST!)


February 9, 2006
  • Reading:
    • L+ - Chapters 4, 5, 6, 15

    Assignment 1 Due
    (Install Server, User Accounts, SSH/SFTP Service, Firewall)

  • Basic Linux Usage
  • Getting on-line help and the man pages
  • Secure Shell (SSH/SFTP)
  • UNIX Files and Directories
  • Managing files and Directory Permissions
  • Text Editors
  • 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
  • User public_html


February 23, 2006
  • Reading:
    • L+ - Chapters 8, 9, 11

    Assignment 2 Due
    (Apache Web Service and Team/Individual Web Pages)

  • bash
  • Command Line Network Tools (ifconfig, ping, netstat, route)
  • Graphical Network Tools
  • Run Levels
  • Maganging Linux Processes
  • Firewalls
  • Controlling Access
  • General Security
  • VNC and Wiki (http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/swiki)- Assignment 3


March 2, 2006


March 9, 2006
    Assignment 3 Due (VNC and Wiki)
    Mo Class Meeting


March 13-17, 2006
    Spring Break


March 30, 2006

    Assignment 4 Due
    (MySQL & PHP)

  • Dynamic Web Web Pages
  • Basic Server Security
  • Choosing the right educational application
  • Blog or phpBB - Assignment 5


April 20, 2006

    Assignment 5 Due
    (Blog or PHPBB)

  • SMTP and EMAIL
  • Controlling E-mail
  • Samba
  • Streaming Audio (real, mp3, etc)
  • Wireless Technology and its impact on internet services


April 27, 2006
  • Reading:
    • L+ - 12, 13

  • Printers
  • Server Backup
  • RAID technology
  • Advance Topic (TBD)


May 6, 2006
    FINAL EXAM DUE
    Last Day to Submit Makeups and Discussions Topics