Tuesday, August 02, 2005

KNOWLEDGE WISHLIST STUFF

This is a wishlist of linux stuff I still haven't got in my head around but need to have in there. Its a wishlist that will hopefully be the basis for maintaining and acting as a linux trouble shooter for staff of our system. I'm sure there'll be more:

Have a best practice methodology for installing and updating rpms, packages and programs downloaded from the web.
Be able to implement Kickstart on installs
Be able to use Yum to update rpms on networked machines
Have underpinning knowledge of Bash Scripting for crond system admin tasks such as backups
Be able to understand the special flags for permissions and implement them for the fileserver
Ensure that smb.conf file config is secure
Set up Linux server as Domain Controller for Windows Workstations
Install a Lamp setup on linux for development purposes
Configure a Lamp setup for a webserver - maintainable with PHPmysqladmin such as in Xampp
Configure a Lamp setup for a intranet - maintainable with PHPmysqladmin such as in Xampp
Maintain a basic understanding of IP Cop







1 Comments:

At 2:45 pm, Blogger Kurt Heine said...

1. Have a best practice methodology for installing and updating rpms, packages and programs downloaded from the web.
You need to get a handle on yum.

2. Be able to implement Kickstart on installs
Please see workbook 1 - Red Hat Linux System Administration.

3. Be able to use Yum to update rpms on networked machines
This should link to 1. and I suggest you start to get a handle on yum and how it works. Also setting up a centralised updates/software server which the workstations can then access.

4. Have underpinning knowledge of Bash Scripting for crond system admin tasks such as backups
Need to understand cron, bash and backs as a separate tasks. I suggest you start to understand cron and then work on bash and finally the backup strategy.

5. Be able to understand the special flags for permissions and implement them for the fileserver
Basic understanding of users and permissions are convered within the Red Hat Academy courses Red Hat Linux Computing Essentials workbooks 3 and 4, and Red Hat Linux System Adminstration workbook 5.

6. Ensure that smb.conf file config is secure
Need to work on this one a bit. I'd suggest you start to understand the above as far as native Linux user/group and permissions and then understand how samba security works.

7. Set up Linux server as Domain Controller for Windows Workstations
This should be completed before 6. There is a course within the Red Hat Academy which might help in this area.


8. Install a Lamp setup on linux for development purposes
What aspects of LAMP are you interested in. Key areas are undestanding Apache (Red Hat Academy has a course on this), MySQL - get a book on this and PHP once again you need to understand the language and a book which uses PHP and MySQL might help here.

9. Configure a Lamp setup for a webserver - maintainable with PHPmysqladmin such as in Xampp

10. Configure a Lamp setup for a intranet - maintainable with PHPmysqladmin such as in Xampp

11. Maintain a basic understanding of IP Cop
A quick start would be to go to http://www.ipcop.org/

 

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