Introduction - CNT 4603: System Administration Spring 2012...

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CNT 4603: Introduction Page 1 Dr. Mark Llewellyn © CNT 4603: System Administration Spring 2012 Introduction Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Computer Science Division University of Central Florida Instructor : Dr. Mark Llewellyn [email protected] HEC 236, 4078-823-2790 http://www.cs.ucf.edu/courses/cnt4603/spr2012
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CNT 4603: Introduction Page 2 Dr. Mark Llewellyn © Introduction To System Administration • The Wikipedia page for “system administrator” includes a nice discussion of the tasks that system administration is generally thought to include. • This page draws a rather sharp distinction between administration and software development, but in reality, most professional system administrators spend a lot of time writing scripts. • While this doesn’t make system administrators, software developers per se, it does mean that they need many of the same analytical and architectural skills processed by the software developer. 2
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CNT 4603: Introduction Page 3 Dr. Mark Llewellyn © Introduction To System Administration • The next several pages summarize some of the main tasks that system administrators are expected to perform. • These duties are not always carried out by a single person, and at many sites the work is distributed among a team. • However, at least one person must understand all the components and make sure that every task is being done correctly. 3
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CNT 4603: Introduction Page 4 Dr. Mark Llewellyn © Account Provisioning The system administrator adds accounts for new users, removes the accounts of users that are no longer active, and handles all the account-related issues that may arise, e.g., forgotten passwords. The process of adding and removing users can be automated, but certain administrative decisions, such as where to put a user’s home directory, which machines to create the account on, etc., must still be made before a new user can be added. When a user should no longer have access to the system, the
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