Cormac McClean wrote:
>> As I have mentioned in previous emails to the list, I teach a course
> on Linux System Administration to 3rd Year Engineering students. As a
> result of a change in timetables, I find myself with time for
> additional material, and I was wondering if the many experts on the
> list (who recently proved invaluable in assisting me with a truculent
> Xen server!) might have some suggestions in this regard.
At the risk of holy wars vi is essential for remote maintenance, sed is
very useful and a module on Perl scripting could also improve their
ability to administer machines. Setting up Nagios or similar to keep you
informed as to the state of machines could be included in the System
Monitoring module. Finally I think the setup and combination of ssh, nx,
PuTTy, and XMing should be part of the course as I rarely sit at the
machine I'm using.
You probably cover much of this already without explicitly stating it
but any way my €0.02 worth
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