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= OPS335 Weekly Schedule =
 
 
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{{Admon/important|The course schedule, labs, and links are subject to change.|Check with your professor for details and changes specific to your section.}}
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! Week !! Objectives and Tasks !! Assigned Reading !! Labs / Exercises
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'''Instructors:''' see [[OPS335]]
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|'''Week 1'''
 
 
 
|Course overview
 
* Welcome to OPS335
 
* Course Format
 
* Assigned Readings
 
* Required materials
 
Introduction to Linux
 
* Introduction to Linux
 
* How does a computer boot?
 
* Boot Device and Boot Order
 
* Booting a "LIVE CD"
 
Storage - Hard Disks and Partioning
 
* Devices
 
* Hard Disk Partitions
 
* File Systems
 
* Linux Directory Structure
 
 
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Intro to Linux
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'''Note:''' Each OPS335 instructor will indicate the due dates for labs, tests and assignments. This schedule is a considered to be a general guideline for week-by-week content.
 
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|[[OPS235 Lab 1|Lab 1]]
 
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|'''Week 2'''
 
 
 
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Installing Linux
 
* Installing Fedora
 
* Boot loaders
 
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/ Fedora 13 Installation Guide]
 
** [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/pt-Preparing_for_Installation.html Installation]
 
** [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/ch-grub.html GRUB Boot Loader]
 
** [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/s1-diskpartitioning-x86.html Partitioning for Fedora]
 
|[[OPS235 Lab 2|Lab 2]]
 
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|'''Week 3'''
 
 
 
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Using Virtual Machines
 
* Installing and Using Virtualization Software
 
* Installing Guest VMs
 
<!-- Assignment 1 Released -->
 
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* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/pt-Advanced_installation_options.html Fedora 13 Installation Guide - Advanced Installation Options]
 
** [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/sn-automating-installation.html Automating the Installation with Kickstart]
 
** [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/ch-kickstart2.html Kickstart Installations]
 
** [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Installation_Guide/ch-redhat-config-kickstart.html Kickstart Configurator]
 
* [http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/13/html/Virtualization_Guide/ Fedora 13 Virtualization Guide]
 
|[[OPS235 Lab 3|Lab 3]]
 
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|'''Week 4'''
 
 
 
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* Logical Volume Management
 
* Package management with rpm and yum
 
* User and Group Management
 
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* [[Logical Volume Management]]
 
* Package Management
 
* [http://www.itwire.com/content/view/14446/53/ UID and GID explained]
 
* [http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/whatislvm.html LVM HOWTO] - Read chapters 1 - 3
 
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[[OPS235 Lab 4|Lab 4]]
 
 
 
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|'''Week 5'''
 
 
 
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* Using Filesystems in Regular Files (loopback)
 
* Using Archive Files (tar, tar.gz, tgz)
 
* Compiling Software from Source Code
 
* Customizing System Startup (/etc/rc.d directories)
 
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|[[OPS235 Lab 5|Lab 5]]
 
 
 
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|'''Week 6'''
 
 
 
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* Catch up
 
* Review for Practical and Written tests
 
* Work on assignment
 
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|'''Week 7'''
 
 
 
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* Practical Test 1 (covering weeks 1-5)
 
* Written Test 1 (covering weeks 1-5)
 
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!colspan="4"|Study Week
 
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|'''Week 8'''
 
 
 
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<!-- * Assignment 1 Evaluation -->
 
 
 
* Static Network Configuration
 
* Network Configuration with a DHCP client
 
* Basic TCP/IP network commands: ping, ifconfig, netstat
 
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Networking with Virtual Machines (Introduction)
 
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_network Virtual Network - Definition]
 
* [http://www.reallylinux.com/docs/networkingadmin.shtml Important Linux Networking Commands] (Also refer to lab 6 notes)
 
* [http://colwiki.org/Linux_Networking_Services Linux Networking Services]
 
* View and Configure IPTABLES Firewall (refer to lab 6 notes)
 
|[[OPS235 Lab 6|Lab 6]]
 
 
 
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|'''Week 9'''
 
 
 
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* Network Services
 
* SSH
 
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* Network services/ssh
 
* [http://support.suso.com/supki/SSH_Tutorial_for_Linux SSH Tutorial]
 
* [http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus/shh-securing-ssh-howto-10640 How to Make SSH More Secure]
 
* [[IPTables]]
 
* Interest Topic: [http://linuxgazette.net/issue58/sharma.html Linux Security Tips] (See Areas involving Networking)
 
|[[OPS235 Lab 7|Lab 7]]
 
 
 
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|'''Week 10'''
 
 
 
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* DHCP Server
 
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* DHCP Server Definition:<br />[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Host_Configuration_Protocol http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Host_Configuration_Protocol]
 
|[[OPS235 Lab 8|Lab 8]]
 
 
 
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|'''Week 11'''
 
  
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;background-color:#f0f0f5;">Week</td>
* Assignment 2 released
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;background-color:#f0f0f5;">Objectives and Tasks</td>
* Review for Practical and Written Tests
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;background-color:#f0f0f5;">Reference</td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;background-color:#f0f0f5;">Labs</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 1:'''<br>7 - 10 September<br></td>
 
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Introduction to OPS335:'''<ul><li>Outline, policies</li><li>Assignments, labs, evaluation, email</li><li>Preparation for OPS335 labs</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Reference:'''<ul><li>[https://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTricks#head-4c9ee55a5c9dc051bd32e795b46a3856e41a0335 Centos7 Install Tips]</li><li>[[OPS335 Resources]]</li></ul></td>
|'''Week 12'''
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Installation_Lab Prep for Labs]</td>
 
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* Written Test 2
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 2:'''<br>13 - 17 September</td>
* Practical Test 2
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Basic Networking &amp; Backups:'''<ul><li>ifconfig & route vs ip; resolv.conf, hostnamectl</li><li>/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/</li><li>Network connection troubleshooting</li><li>SSH & SSH Keys</li><li>rsync & cron</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Reference:'''<ul><li>[https://www.tty1.net/blog/2010/ifconfig-ip-comparison_en.html ip vs ifconfig]</li><li>[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS235_Lab_7 OPS235 - Lab7]</li><li>[https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-rsync-to-sync-local-and-remote-directories-on-a-vps rsync Howto]</li><li>[https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CronHowto Cron HowTo]</li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_1 Lab 1: Network/Backup]</td>
 
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 3:'''<br>20 - 24 September</td>
|'''Week 13'''
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Packet Filtering Using iptables:'''<ul><li>What is Packet Filtering</li><li>iptables Basics<br>(Tables, Chains, Targets)</li><li>iptables Commands &amp; Options</li><li>iptables Command Examples</li><li>Saving iptables Settings</li></ul></td>
 
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Reference:'''<ul><li>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iptables#Overview Overview]</li><li>[https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Network/IPTables CentOS Wiki] </li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_2 Lab 2a:<br>Packet Filtering Using iptables]</td>
* Assignment 2 Due
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* Review for Exam
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 4:'''<br>27 September - 1 October</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Network Address Translation /<br>iptables Best Practices'''<ul><li>Network Address Translation<br>(NAT Table - iptables)</li><li>Debugging firewall problems:<ul><li> Troubleshooting Procedures</li><li>Troubleshooting Tools</li><li>Troubleshooting Exercises</li></ul></li></ul></td>
 
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Reference:'''<ul><li>[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_1#Linux_Network_Connection_Configuration_Troubleshooting Test Network Connectivity]<br>(From Lab1)</li></ul></td>  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_2b Lab 2b:<br>Additional iptables Troubleshooting]</td>
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!colspan="4"|Exam Week
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  <td width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 5:'''<br>4 - 8 October</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Domain Name System (DNS):'''<ul><li>Address resolution mechanism (zone definitions)</li><li>DNS server setup</li><li>Querying Name Servers</li><li>Reverse DNS lookups</li></ul>'''Performing DNS Queries'''<ul><li>SOA, MX, TXT records</li><li>Coordinating multiple servers</li><br><li>'''[[OPS335_-_Assignment_1_(Part_1) | OPS335 - Assignment 1 (Part 1)]]'''</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Reference:'''<ul><li>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domain_Name_System#Address_resolution_mechanism Address resolution mechanism]</li><li>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_DNS_lookup Reverse DNS lookups]</li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_3 Lab 3: DNS]</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 6:'''<br>11 - 15 October</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Mail Servers - SMTP'''<ul><li>Mail Server Elements (MSA/MTA, MUA, MDA, MS, AA, SMTP)</li><li>Install and using mailx application (MUA)</li><li>Analyze Email Message Headers</li><li>Setup Postfix Server (no encryption)</li><li>Sending Email from VM to Seneca College Mail Account</li><li>Troubleshooting</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Reference:'''<ul><li>[http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/12/01/how-to-send-email-from-the-linux-command-line/ Sending Messages with mail Command]</li><li>[http://www.johnkerl.org/doc/mail-how-to.html#prompt_commands Read Email Message with mail Command]</li><li>[https://support.google.com/mail/answer/29436?hl=en Reading Full Email Headers]</li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_4 Lab 4a:<br>Simple Mail Server Setup]</td></tr>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 7:'''<br>18 - 22 October</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Evaluation / Review:'''<ul><li>'''[[OPS335_-_Assignment_1_(Part_2) | OPS335 - Assignment 1 (Part 2)]]'''</li><li>Written Midterm Test</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">&nbsp;</td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">&nbsp;</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;background-color:#f0f0f5;">'''Study Week:'''<br>25 - 29 October</td>
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  <td  colspan="3" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;background-color:#f0f0f5;">&nbsp;</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 8:'''<br>1 - 5 November</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Using a Centralized Message Store (IMAP)'''<ul><li>Specifying Domains for Received Email (MTA)</li><li>Installing &amp; Configuring MDA/LDA</li><li>Send &amp; Verify Receiving Mail on VMs</li><li>Troubleshooting</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Resources:'''<ul><li>[http://wiki.dovecot.org/MailServerOverview common mail server terms]</li><li>[http://www.postfix.org/postconf.5.html Postfix man page]</li><li>[https://workaround.org/ispmail/wheezy/setting-up-dovecot Configuring Dovecot]</ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_4b Lab 4b:<br>Mail Server Setup: LDA]</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 9:'''<br>8 - 12 November</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''File Server (Samba):'''<ul><li>smbclient, smbmount (mount -t cifs)</li><li>smb.conf, testparm, smbpasswd, pdbedit</li><li>getsebool, setsebool</li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_5 Lab 5: Samba Server]</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 10:'''<br>15 - 19 November</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Web Server (Apache)''':<ul><li>LAMP stack installation and configuration</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Resources:'''<ul><li>[http://www.w3schools.com/php/default.asp PHP Tutorial]</li><li>[http://www.w3schools.com/sql/ MySQL / SQL Language Resources]</li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_6 Lab 6: Web Server]</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 11:'''<br>22 - 26 November</td>
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<td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Webmail: Encrypted connections'''<ul><li>WebMail installation and configuration</li><li>Setting Up a Self-Serve Certificate</li><li>Configuring Postfix (VM2) for Encryption (TLS)</li><li>Setting up Encryption with Thunderbird MUA</li><li>Setting Up Dovecot MDA/LDA for Encryption (SSL)</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Resources:'''<ul><li>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_Layer_Security TLS, SSL Definition]</li><li>[https://www.e-rave.nl/create-a-self-signed-ssl-key-for-postfix Create a self signed SSL key for Postfix]</li><li>[http://wiki2.dovecot.org/SSL/DovecotConfiguration Dovecot SSL configuration]</li> </ul></td>
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<td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;"> <br>[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_7 Lab 7: Encrypted connections and webmail]</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 12:'''<br>29 November - 3 December</td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''OpenLDAP:'''<ul><li>LDAP Overview</li><li>Client setup</li><li>Adding users</li></ul></td>
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  <td  style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Online Resources:'''<ul><li>[https://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/ OpenLDAP Administration Guide]</li><li>[https://www.itzgeek.com/how-tos/linux/centos-how-tos/step-step-openldap-server-configuration-centos-7-rhel-7.html CentOS server & client setup guide]</li></ul></td>
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  <td style="border-bottom: thin solid black;font-weight:bold;">[https://wiki.cdot.senecacollege.ca/wiki/OPS335_Lab_8 Lab 8: OpenLDAP]</td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Week 13:'''<br>6 - 10 December</td>
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  <td  colspan="3" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;">'''Evaluation / Review:'''<ul><li>'''[[OPS335_-_Assignment_2 | OPS335 - Assignment 2]]'''</li><li>Exam Review</li></ul></td>
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  <td  width="20%" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;background-color:#f0f0f5;">'''Week 14 (3 days):'''<br>13 - 15 December</td>
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  <td  colspan="3" style="border-bottom: thin solid black;background-color:#f0f0f5;">'''Evaluation / Review:'''<ul><li>Final Exam</li></ul></td>
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[[OPS335 Resources]]
 
[[OPS335 Resources]]
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[[Category:OPS335]]

Latest revision as of 18:06, 6 September 2021

Fall 2021

Instructors: see OPS335

Note: Each OPS335 instructor will indicate the due dates for labs, tests and assignments. This schedule is a considered to be a general guideline for week-by-week content.

Week Objectives and Tasks Reference Labs
Week 1:
7 - 10 September
Introduction to OPS335:
  • Outline, policies
  • Assignments, labs, evaluation, email
  • Preparation for OPS335 labs
Online Reference: Prep for Labs
Week 2:
13 - 17 September
Basic Networking & Backups:
  • ifconfig & route vs ip; resolv.conf, hostnamectl
  • /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/
  • Network connection troubleshooting
  • SSH & SSH Keys
  • rsync & cron
Online Reference: Lab 1: Network/Backup
Week 3:
20 - 24 September
Packet Filtering Using iptables:
  • What is Packet Filtering
  • iptables Basics
    (Tables, Chains, Targets)
  • iptables Commands & Options
  • iptables Command Examples
  • Saving iptables Settings
Online Reference: Lab 2a:
Packet Filtering Using iptables
Week 4:
27 September - 1 October
Network Address Translation /
iptables Best Practices
  • Network Address Translation
    (NAT Table - iptables)
  • Debugging firewall problems:
    • Troubleshooting Procedures
    • Troubleshooting Tools
    • Troubleshooting Exercises
Online Reference: Lab 2b:
Additional iptables Troubleshooting
Week 5:
4 - 8 October
Domain Name System (DNS):
  • Address resolution mechanism (zone definitions)
  • DNS server setup
  • Querying Name Servers
  • Reverse DNS lookups
Performing DNS Queries
Online Reference: Lab 3: DNS
Week 6:
11 - 15 October
Mail Servers - SMTP
  • Mail Server Elements (MSA/MTA, MUA, MDA, MS, AA, SMTP)
  • Install and using mailx application (MUA)
  • Analyze Email Message Headers
  • Setup Postfix Server (no encryption)
  • Sending Email from VM to Seneca College Mail Account
  • Troubleshooting
Online Reference: Lab 4a:
Simple Mail Server Setup
Week 7:
18 - 22 October
Evaluation / Review:    
Study Week:
25 - 29 October
 
Week 8:
1 - 5 November
Using a Centralized Message Store (IMAP)
  • Specifying Domains for Received Email (MTA)
  • Installing & Configuring MDA/LDA
  • Send & Verify Receiving Mail on VMs
  • Troubleshooting
Online Resources: Lab 4b:
Mail Server Setup: LDA
Week 9:
8 - 12 November
File Server (Samba):
  • smbclient, smbmount (mount -t cifs)
  • smb.conf, testparm, smbpasswd, pdbedit
  • getsebool, setsebool
Lab 5: Samba Server
Week 10:
15 - 19 November
Web Server (Apache):
  • LAMP stack installation and configuration
Online Resources: Lab 6: Web Server
Week 11:
22 - 26 November
Webmail: Encrypted connections
  • WebMail installation and configuration
  • Setting Up a Self-Serve Certificate
  • Configuring Postfix (VM2) for Encryption (TLS)
  • Setting up Encryption with Thunderbird MUA
  • Setting Up Dovecot MDA/LDA for Encryption (SSL)
Online Resources:
Lab 7: Encrypted connections and webmail
Week 12:
29 November - 3 December
OpenLDAP:
  • LDAP Overview
  • Client setup
  • Adding users
Online Resources: Lab 8: OpenLDAP
Week 13:
6 - 10 December
Evaluation / Review:
Week 14 (3 days):
13 - 15 December
Evaluation / Review:
  • Final Exam


OPS335 Resources