On Fri, 28 Jan 2000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 28, 2000 at 01:28:16PM +0000, Cormac McClean mentioned:
> > The outline of the course will be something along the lines of:
> > 2. Networking - NFS, and maybe Samba?
>> Meep. That's getting in too deep. Make them aware of NFS and Samba, fine,
> but it's much, much more important that they know TCP/IP.
I hate to disagree with Kate, but I think this deserves a substantial
amount of time. Considering that most people doing courses like this want
to end up either programming or as sysadmins, and the major problems that
Unix sysadmins have to handle are configuring and managing Samba server,
Netware servers, printer configuration over a network and so on. People
working as sysadmins will be in an environment where there will be servers
interfacing transparently with several MS clients.
I think the suggestion to go over basic firewalling is a good one, and i'd
also go over the basics of setting up sendmail. There's an argument that
it's better to give people the tools by which they can discover that stuff
on their own, but I think there's the scope to do both...start with the
tools, and then (as a physical exercise, perhaps?) go through the most
common configuration tasks that have to be done with a Linux server.
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