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Linux Training in Chennai


Course Duration

40 Hours
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About Linux

  • Linux is an operating system.
  • It is the software on a computer that enables applications and the computer operator to access the devices on the computer to perform desired functions.
  • The operating system (OS) relays instructions from an application to, for instance, the computer’s processor.
  • Course Contents

    Linux
      Introducing Linux
    • History
    • Distributions
    • Devices and Drives in Linux
    • Filesystem Hierarchy
    • Components: Kernel, Distribution, XFree86, Sawfish, Gnome.
    • User Software
    • GNOME Basics. Changing the desktop background, adding menu items, plugins.
    • Changing the screen resolution
    • Evolution - the default e-mail client in Fedora.
    • Mozilla - Web browser
    • OpenOffice - Productivity tools. Word processor, spreadsheet, presentation software.
    • gaim - Chat application
    • XScreensaver
    • How user preferences are stored in your home directory
    • Updating your system with up2date / yum.
    • How to restart X11: Ctrl-Alt-Backspace
    • The command-line
    • The command-line (shells, tab completion, cd, ls)
    • file management: cd, df, find, locate
    • nano, the text editor that replaces pico.
    • man pages - the help system
    • ssh - secure text-based connectivity to other machines. Demonstrate X-Forwarding.
    • Handling compressed archives with zip and tar.
    • GNU screen - The ability to resume command-line sessions from anywhere.
    • Basic Administration
    • Adding users, groups
    • su - the obsoleted way to become the root user.
    • sudo - the modern way to run processes as another user.
    • Changing users passwords with the passwd command.
    • Printing with CUPS.
    • Installing new software with yum (if Fedora) or YaST (if SUSE)
    • Installing new software with rpm
    • Installing webmin for easy web based systems administration
    • System Administration
    • logfiles. Using tail -f to watch /var/log/messages
    • Configuring Kerberos authentication
    • Explaining file permissions, including setuid.
    • How to enable and disable services
    • ntp - Setting up time synchronization
    • Setting DNS settings by editing /etc/resolv.conf
    • Changing XFree86 settings in /etc/XFree86/XFree86.conf
    • Apache and MySQL administration
    • About the Apache webserver.
    • About the MySQL database engine.
    • About the PHP scripting language.
    • Enabling the Apache with PHP and MySQL services
    • Using MySQL Administrator
    • PHPMyAdmin - web based administration and query console for MySQL.
    • Adding a MySQL user in phpmyadmin
    • Installing WordPress - a popular blogging software that uses MySQL.
    • Installing Coppermine - a popular photo gallery software that uses MySQL.
    • Windows Integration
    • Connecting to your Linux machine from Windows using PuTTY and WinSCP.
    • WINE - free Windows API compatibility layer, for running Windows applications in Linux. We will use mIRC as a sample application.
    • Samba basics.
    • Configuring Samba to authenticate using ADS
    • rdesktop - Windows Terminal Server Client.
    • smbclient - an FTP-like client for SMB shares
    • smbmount - Mounting samba shares to a local directory (explain mount)
    • smb4k (unless Konqueror decides to work)
    • Automation
    • cut - cutting out the good parts of your input
    • sort - sorting files
    • uniq - finding the unique lines in a set of input
    • sed - searching and replacing
    • tail, head
    • find -exec - running a command on a large set of files
    • Writing a shell script
    • Scheduling tasks with cron.
    • System Administration II
    • Mounting disks
    • Killing processes with kill
    • Where to find software: freshmeat.net
    • Fetching files with wget
    • Compiling software: configure, make, make install
    • fstab
    • Reviewing find and du for finding out where your disk space went to.
    • Single user mode
    • Networking Tools
    • ping - check if a host is online
    • traceroute - see your hops between hosts
    • telnet - diagnostics
    • nmap - seeing what ports are open on a host
    • xinetd - the "internet super server". TCP/IP service manager.
    • lsof - list open ports and files
    • ethereal - Packet Sniffer Extraordinaire.
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