Dec. 23, 2001
Sorry it took so long, but the final Grades are finally ready.
Dec. 15, 2001
Don't forget the final at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, in the regular classroom.
Labs have been returned, and the Grades page is updated.
Dec. 11, 2001
Grades now have all the quizzes. Labs should be updated soon.
And here is the link to the Laws of System Administration page I mentioned in class on Monday.
Dec. 9, 2001
Well, I'm back in the Palouse. I won't depress you all with details of the weather in San Diego, but in class tomorrow:
a. I'll tell you about cool stuff from the LISA conference.
b. We'll have a final exam review.
Nov. 28, 2001
Lab 9 and Lab 10 are both ready. Both are due Dec. 12. That doesn't necessarily mean you should put them off. :^)
I will be there for lab tomorrow, but there will be no lab next week. There will also be no class next week, since I'll be at the LISA conference.
Nov. 25, 2001
I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving break.
We'll continue on with DNS this week, and we'll have a quiz on TCP/IP and Network Hardware on Wednesday.
Nov 12, 2001
This Wednesday, we'll start on DNS. We'll also have a quiz on log files.
There will be no lab this week.
Grades are updated. Check yours. A number of people are missing labs. Remember, the labs are 40% of the final grade.
Nov 7, 2001
Time for Lab 8
Nov 4, 2001
This week, we'll finish TCP/IP and discuss Network Hardware.
We'll have a quiz on cron on Wednesday.
Oct 31, 2001
Lab 7 is ready.
Oct 28, 2001
Oct 21, 2001
Oct 17, 2001
Well, due to a number of circumstances, the quiz on users is
rescheduled to Monday.
Lab 6 is ready. I ended up going home sick today, but I'm planning on being there tomorrow. If plans change, I'll post a notice to this page by 3:00 pm. If you don't see anything by then, assume we'll have lab as scheduled.
Oct 14, 2001
We'll finish shell programming this week, then start on cron.
Plan for a quiz on users on Wednesday.
The Grades page is now up.
Oct 10, 2001
Lab 5 is ready.
Oct 7, 2001
This week, we'll finish users and start on shell programming
Don't forget the quiz Monday on the Unix filesystem
Oct 3, 2001
Lab 4 is ready.
There will be a quiz Monday on the Unix filesystem.
I'll probably start posting Grades this weekend. This gives you the chance to make sure I've recorded all of your grades, and have recorded them correctly. It also lets you keep tabs on how you're doing. You do have the option to have your grades excluded from the page. If you want to be excluded, let me know.
Sep. 30, 2001
This week, we'll focus on users, both in lecture and in lab.
Sep. 23, 2001
This week, we'll finish up the Unix filesystem, and will probably start users. Also, we'll have a quiz on Wednesday, covering processes.
Sep. 19, 2001
Lab 3 is ready.
Sep. 17, 2001
Eeek! I didn't get the quiz ready for today, so we'll have the quiz on Wednesday. Sorry about that.
Sep. 16, 2001
Sep. 12, 2001
Lab 2 is ready to go. The labs are a little ahead of the lecture, but you should be ok.
As announced in class today, we'll have the first quiz on Monday. It will cover the introduction, booting and shutting down, and rootly powers. You should be able to answer short-answer questions like "What is root's UID?" or "What are the two major branches of Unix?"
Sep. 2, 2001
Notes for rootly powers (chapter 3 in the book) are ready.
Aug. 28, 2001
Tomorrow, we'll finish the introduction and start on booting and shutting down
Remember, there is no lab this week.
Aug. 24, 2001
Welcome to the Spring, 2001 Semester.
Whenever there's an announcement to make, or a new lecture outline, or an interesting link from somewhere on the web, it'll show up here. Think of this page as a weblog for the class.