CIS232 Linux Administration II
Janelle C. Arruda, Professor CIS
Spring 2017
Course Policies
Professor's Schedule - includes Office Hours
Supplemental Materials
Homework and In-Class Labs

Final Exam Information:

 Final Exam day and time:  Tuesday, May 16th, 10:30 to 12:30, K104
 Students taking the course online must contact me ASAP regarding taking the final exam.

The final exam is approximately 90 multiple choice questions.  It is cumulative.   There is an enforced 2 hour maximum time limit. 

Homework Submission

The absolute last date that any homework  will be accepted is Thursday, May 11th at midnight - no exceptions.    DO NOT SEND anything after the 11th.

VMWare Machines
If you want access to any of your virtual machines after this semester (this course and/or capstone) you can download them (I've added the instruction video to the eLearning site).
All existing  machines will be deleted sometime around early-July.   If you wish to download them, please do so before then.
5/2/2017 During the last week of the semester I will hold open-labs for all my classes.
I will be available for students who need help in the K-building computer labs on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday of next week.   Please consider taking advantage of this time to wrap up homework.    The times and locations that I will be available are:

Monday 5/8
      11:00 to 1:30   K102

 Tuesday  5/9:
      8:00 to 9:30  K103
      9:30 to 11:00 K101
     11:00 to 1:30  K104

Thursday  5/11:
     9:30 to 11:00 K101 


4/25/2017 During class on 4/25 I covered zypper, rpm, tar and access control lists (getfacl and setfacl)

The last two weeks of the semester will be open lab.

4/18/2017 During class on 4/18 I covered ssh, vnc and secure ssh tunneling. 

The last homework for the semester was assigned.

Next week  (4/25) I will cover a few miscellaneous topics and the last two weeks of the semester (5/2 & 5/9) will be lab time.


4/4/2017 During class on 4/4 I covered adding Linux machines to a Windows Domain.

I also covered FTP.

Two more homework assignments were assigned.

Next week I will not lecture; it will be open lab.

3/28/2017 During class on 3/28 I covered making the Linux machine a PDC and creating a webserver with Apache.

A PDC homework was assigned.

Next week I will cover how to add a Linux Client to a windows domain as well as how to configure an FTP server.
Heads up:  Two new home works will be assigned next week; the AD homework and one assignment which includes both Apache and FTP.


Week of



During class on 3/6 I finished samba basics.    Two Samba homeworks were assigned.


BCC's Spring Break is the week of March 13th.   
No homework is due during that week.  

I will be out of the country from March 8th to March 20th.  I will have limited access to email.  I will do my best to periodically check my email to see if anyone has any questions but I will not be correcting any papers.  If you email me a question during this time, please be patient in waiting for a response.   If I can't get to your question while I'm away, I will respond when I return.  I will correct any homework submitted when I return. 

Online Students; Please remember to check-in weekly. 

The Tuesday After Spring Break:    Tuesday, 3/21 will be open lab; I will not lecture.  I will be available in K103 from 11 to 1:30.  I will also be holding open lab for my 8 o'clock class (8:00 to 9:15 in K103).  Feel free to take advantage of this time as well

Week 5


During class on 2/28 I covered samba basics.   I will wrap up this topic next week at which time two homework assignments will be posted.

I will also cover FACL next week.


Week 4


During class on 2/14 I covered Printing and DNS.  Two homework assignments were assigned.

Next Week:  Monday, 2/20 is a holiday and BCC will follow Monday's schedule on Tuesday 2/21.  This means that our class will not meet next week.  Our next class meeting is 2/27.

Week 2


During class on 1/31 I covered DHCP and NAT.  Two homework assignments were assigned.

Next week I will not lecture; it will be open lab.


Week 1


During class on 1/24 I went over the syllabus, I reviewed NFS, NIS and password policies and assigned the review homework.

Next week I will lecture on DHCP.

I've posted the class videos on the eLearning site. 

Students opting to take the course online must email me to inform me of this immediately

Welcome Back!

We'll start the semester by do a review of a few topics including NFS, NIS, and password policies.  A review homework on these topics will be assigned. 

After reviewing the above mentioned topics  the first new topic of the semester will be DHCP.   

As with CIS133, there is no required textbook for the course.   I will use on-line resources for the course and will post them on the Supplemental Materials page of this site.  Supplemental materials from last semester are available on this class's supplemental materials page.  

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 and my office hours are listed within my schedule.