Re: Unix administrator
-- all worth repeating...so am repeating... and adding...
and learn google and/or your favorite search engines, ML, Faqs for
previously answered issues/bugs/patches/howtos,etc
and "tighten the server" to minimze them from getting into the box
and do some "safe" backup of user data
and now that you got your system up and running smoothly...
do the infamous opps... "rm -rf /" to get it out of the way...
( backup your data first ...
( or use a 2nd disk if you're unsure of your backups...
i'd disallow ftp though.... unless for anonymous ftp only ...
( and even that can be done with just httpd ??
On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Bruce Sass wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, Matthew Garman wrote:
> > - set up X
> > - configure and use network devices: ethernet, serial analog modem,
> > etc.
> > - install and use a printer
> > - download a program's source code, compile it, and install it on your
> > system (i.e., do *not* use the system's package management tool to
> > install software)
> - do figure out how the package management system(s) work
> (because they are starting to turn up everywhere)
> > - configure system services, especially common ones such as:
> > - FTP (e.g. proftpd)
> > - a web server (e.g. Apache)
> > - a mailer (e.g. postfix, or sendmail if you're brave)
> > - secure shell (e.g. OpenSSH)
> > - familiarize yourself with shell scripts (and maybe perl
> > scripts)---at *least* enough that you can understand what's going on
> > in them (and that's a bare minimum)
> > - configure and recompile your kernel
> All worth repeating. :)