CIS133 Unix/Linux System Administration I
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Homework and In-Class Labs
If you haven't
registered for CIS232 yet, please do so ASAP.
Refer to the above link: "Advisement for Spring 2017"
|Week of 12/5/2016
During class on 12/5 I covered disk quotas. The last
homework was officially assigned.
- open lab:
|Week of 11/28/2016||
During class on 11/28 I covered cron and sudo. A
homework on cron has been assigned. Next week I
will cover disk quotas. The last homework - including
the topic of sudo and disk quotas - will be assigned next
Next week: I will lecture on disk quotas. It will not take the entire class. I will plan on lab time during the second half of the class.
The last week of classes: 12/12 - I will host open lab for this class as well as some of my other classes. I will post the times and locations of the open labs next week.
During class on 11/14 I covered NIS and Gparted.
The NIS homework was assigned.
Spring 2017: As some of you are aware, I'm doing my best to ensure that the CIS232 course carries next semester. There are 8 students total that I count that need CIS232 to graduate next semester. I've spoken to my Dean and he said if all 8 students register LIKE NOW, he'd be able to go to his boss and find out now whether they'd let this fly. If, however, students don't enroll then I don't have a leg to stand on and neither does he. SO...... PLEASE ENROLL IN CIS232 RIGHT NOW!!!
Next Week - open
During class on 11/7 I covered NFS.
The NFS homework was assigned.
Homework: Most students are doing at decent job at keeping up with the homework. There are, however, a few who have fallen drastically behind. Please remember, this course is a pre-requisite to CIS232. If you're a networking major you need CIS232 to graduate. If you intend on graduating next semester you MUST PASS CIS133 with a C or better this semester. If you have fallen drastically behind, please see me ASAP. We can work something out....
Spring 2017 - CIS232
During class on 10/24 I covered hard and soft links, the
find, locate, whereis, which, type, tree, alias, du, & df
The 5th and 6th homeworks were assigned.
During class on 10/17 I covered the /etc/fstab file,
mounting devices, creating partitions, formatting and
The 4th homework was assigned.
Online Students: If you don't' submit an assignment during a particular park, please don't forget to check-in .
During class on 10/11 I finished the topic of standard file
system permissions and assigned the 3rd homework.
I started but did not finish the topic of Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)
As always.... videos have been posted on the eLearning site, don't hesitate to email me if you have questions and...Online Students: Don't forget to check-in.
Please note: Monday, October 10th is a
holiday but BCC will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday
therefore this class will meet on Tuesday 10/11.
During class on 10/3 I covered Password Policies as well as user and group account management. The second homework was assigned. . I also covered some but not all of the topic of file permissions; I will continue with that topic next week.
During class on 9/26 I covered different methods of getting
help within OpenSuse. I also covered /etc/passwd, /etc/shadow,
/etc/group files as well as the useradd, & passwd commands.
No new homework was assigned.
Please be sure to let me know if you're having problems with Vmware from home!! Refer to week 2's message on this topic below.
During class on the 19th all students installed the OpenSuse Leap 42.1 Operating System. Online students must complete the installation ASAP. Instructions are available on the Homework and In-Class labs page above.
I also covered the process of changing the default resolution for the system, doing system updates and installing other desktop managers. Videos have been posted on the eLearning site.
The first homework was assigned and is available on the Homework and In-Class labs page above.
Online Students: Don't forget to check-in.
Week of 9/12/2016
During week 1 I provided an overview of the class and lectured on Linux distros and desktops.
The video from today's lecture has been
posted on the eLearning site; it
is available on the Recorded Lectures page.
ONLINE STUDENTS: Students who have opted to take the course online MUST email me and let me know your plans. You must also "check-in" weekly. Submitting an assignment does count as a check-in. If you aren't submitting an assignment during a particular week then a "check-in" email is required.
VMware Reboot: The IT department reboots the VMware server at 5:00 AM every day. Please keep this in mind -- especially if that's the time of day you do homework!
I've checked the roster and I don't see any
new names; this means you all have had me before and know my
style of teaching and you know my course policies.
I'll review everything in that regards during the first
If you have questions about this site at any time and/or you have questions about the course, please do not hesitate to ask in class, email me, stop by during an office hour, or make an appointment to see me. My office is in K-217, my email address is email@example.com and my office hours are listed within my schedule.