[Techtalk] Just a little insight
Amanda C. Clift
Amanda.Clift at firstring.com
Wed Nov 7 22:08:39 EST 2001
how about plaintext?
so much to learn... so little brainpower sometimes.. :)
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Linux Sys-Admin Crash Training CourseLinux Sys-Admin Crash Training Course
Created for FirstRing IT Staff
By Paul C. Davis
Senior Network Engineer
IT Operations Mgr, US.
November 7, 2001
This document will serve as a training outline for all wishing to learn to
become a Linux System Administrator in a short amount of time. The first two
weeks are geared for a General Linux Sys-Admin. The other week(s) are for
The successful completion of steps described within requires the effective use
of resources (Internet and FR Internal), high levels of determination when
facing obstacles, and lots of time and patience. This is, quite simply, a fast
paced environment using the best method (in my opinion) of learning trial &
Week 1 & 2 Nov 1-7
Getting familiar with Linux
Install Linux multiple times on pcs
Use/experiment with X, KDE, GNOME, shell/terminal window, and midnight
commander file manager.
Use other applications, games, and utilities.
Week 2 Nov 7-14
Basic Sys-Admin I
Setup Static IPs on network interface card
Setup Aliases (secondary IP addresses) for 1 NIC (up to 3 Aliases)
Setup Apache web server
Setup Apache web server w/ Virtual Hosts and assign 1 to each of the 3 IP
Setup ProFTPD server
Setup ProFTPD server w/ Virtual Hosts and assign 1 to each of the 3 IP aliases
Setup Mail server to be able to send mail and receive mail (receive only for
Setup Caching Domain Name Server
Most of the above servers already have basic setup completed by the install for
you (if you installed them). But, you should get familiar with the whereabouts
of the configuration files and what parameters you would most likely be using.
(Review their Docs).
Week 3 Nov 15-21
Basic Sys-Admin II
Setup MySQL database server
Setup MySQL Admin software (GUI & Web based)
Setup virtual dir for the web based MySQL Admin w/ IP based access control on
Learn how to compile source code.
Compile SNORT v1.8.2
Compile SNORT v1.8.2 w/ specific switches (MySQL, SysLog, etc.)
Compile all SNORT related software (list to be given later)
Create SNORT Database w/ given script
Setup Syslog to push all messages from SNORT to a specific file (i.e. To snort
Install & Configure ACID
Configure Apache for ACID
Install ADODB for ACID
Compile Graphics programs for ACID
The MySQL already has basic setup completed by the install for you (if you
installed it). But, you should get familiar with the whereabouts of the
configuration files and what parameters you would most likely be using. (Review
Hint: Youll need to do this in order to setup the Admin Software.
I may add 1 more week to this course. I may not.
Rate of knowledge absorption will determine my course of action.
Keep extensive notes and backups of configurations. What ever you have to do to
make your life easier, but still be able to accomplish the task at hand.
Expect to be able to implement all this on your own in under 8 hours
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