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Officially titled, "Linux for Engineering and Information Technology Applications",
is departmental elective for the Spring 2008 semester
from Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
Course topics include Linux operating system concepts
(kernel, shells, users, groups, processes, etc), system installation and
configuration (disk partitions, GRUB and LILO boot managers, Debian Package Manager, APT), introduction to networking (protocols, IP addresses, Address
Resolution Protocol (ARP), subnets and routing, network ports),
security (TCP-wrappers, secure shell (SSH), Linux firewalls, packet filtering
with iptables, PGP/GPG, tripwire), Network File System (NFS), Network Information Service (NIS), LDAP,
Linux-Windows integration (dual boot, Samba server), Linux programming, Linux
clusters (Beowulf), E-MAIL and DNS servers and other topics.
Maximum course enrollment is sixteen students due to the limited number
of workstations. The course will be taught in the new Unisys/Linux
laboratory in the Engineering D-Wing.
The prerequisites are junior and senior standing in Engineering and
sufficient experience in using Unix as a user.
Class Schedule for Spring 08
||Thu. period 5 (3:20 -- 4:40 pm)
(Practical Work Sessions):
|Mon. period 3 (12:00 -- 1:20 pm), Wed. period 2 (10:20 -- 11:40), period 3 (12:00 -- 1:20 pm) and Thu. period 4 (1:40 -- 3:00 pm)