Administrative Information

Time and Location: Winter Semester 2018/2019
Lectures: Monday 17:20 S9
Lab: Wednesday 10:40 SU1
Lab: Friday 12:20 SU2
Guaranteed by: Department of Distributed and Dependable Systems
Winter Term: 2/2 Zk+Z
Lecturers: Leo Galamboš
e-mail: Leo.Galambos<at-sign>
Lab: Vojtěch Aschenbrenner
e-mail: v<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.

Details are located on a separate page:


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 2018-10-16