Administrative Information

Time and Location: Winter Semester 2016/2017
Lectures: Wednesday 15:40 S9
Lab: Monday 17:20 SU1 (Vladimír Matěna)
Lab: Tuesday 9:00 SU1 (Dominik Škoda)
Guaranteed by: Department of Distributed and Dependable Systems
Winter Term: 2/2 Zk+Z
Lecturers: Leo Galamboš
e-mail: Leo.Galambos<at-sign>
Lab: Vladimír Matěna
e-mail: matena<at-sign>
Lab homepage
Lab: Dominik Škoda
e-mail: skoda<at-sign>
Lab homepage
Information in SIS: NSWI106




This course is intended to provide the student with an understanding of the fundamental concepts and tools necessary to administer a multiuser, networked computer under *nix operating system. This course covers installation and management of several *nix-like systems (BSD family, Linux). Configuration of daemons (apache, sendmail, bind, etc.). Firewall and NAT configuration.


  • Unix Way: Filesystem layout, devices, processes.
  • Startup, Shutdown: Boot process, startup scripts.
  • Security: Protecting filesystem, user authentication.
  • System performance: CPU, disk, memory.
  • Disks: Mounting and adding disks, striped disks.
  • Automating tasks: cron jobs.
  • Backup, Restore.
  • Printers.
  • Networking: NAT, firewall, daemons.
  • Kernel configuration.
  • Logging.


The purpose of the lab is to provide students with a hand-on experience with multiple UNIX-like operating systems.

Homework assignments

The lab teachers publish the assignment tasks on the corresponding lab home pages. It is the students' responsibility to either attend the labs or consult their lab teacher's web site regularly.

Virtlab IP assignment

When working on assigned task please consult this table in order to assign IP addresses correctly. Failing to assign correct address may result to malfunction of your system. Moreover, collisions can break other systems too.


Grading is based on an automatized exam test. An online version of the test is available here. You can score up to 100 points in the test. Points will be converted to grades as follows:

70–84Very Good
Modified on 2017-10-09