From: Niall O Broin (niall at domain linux.ie)
Date: Wed 26 Sep 2001 - 18:12:22 IST
On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 07:49:34AM -0500, Stephen_Reilly at domain dell.com wrote:
> Opinions will differ greatly on this one. Ehm let's see, start with
> installation. Then where to find applications etc. on the net. Download a
> few of these, maybe snort or such and install them. If you decide to go with
> Redhat teach them about RPMs. Either way teach them how to use tar and how
> to compile applications from source. Configure sendmail, teach them how to
> use email thereafter. Set up a print server maybe. Alot of this will depend
> on your personal interest . . . You should cover things like adding and
> managing users, using XWindows, using system configuration apps -- linuxconf
> and the like. After that maybe install and use StarOffice, that will look
> kinda familiar to them :) Or set up Apache and write a webpage and such.
> Hmmm then there's security ... 3 days huh ?
I was asked about this once and I ran screaming from it. There's NO way you
can present this material in 3 days - you'd be hard pressed even to skim
over it in an introductory way. It simply takes much more than 3 days to
make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
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