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NAD810 - Network Administration


SYA810 is taught by Raymond Chan (Winter 2009)

Weekly Outline

See the Winter 2009 NAD810 Weekly Schedule for specific dates and topics.

Subject Description

This subject deals with the issues raised when connecting one computer to another to enable automatic data exchange. Students will learn how to build and configure firewall-protected intranets, Beowulf class clusters, fault-tolerant web farms, Unix print/file servers using Samba for WINDOWS clients, Unix gateways using IP masquerading, Linux routers, wireless LANs, advanced routing techniques and virtual private networks.

Credit Status

1 credit in the LUX program.



Specific Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Install and Configure Network Services
    • Domain Name Service (DNS) and DNSSEC
    • Network File Server (NFS)
    • Network Information Services (NIS)
  • Understand Networking Protocols such as
    • TCP/IP
    • DHCP
    • TELNET
    • LDAP
    • RSVP
  • Build, Configure and Maintain
    • Firewall-protected intranets
    • Beowulf-class Computer Clusters
    • Unix gateways and routers
    • Wireless local area networks
    • Virtual Private Networks

Topic Outline

  • Overview of TCP/IP - 5%
  • Installing networking hardware and configuring networking software - 5%
  • Creating an Intranet - 10%
    • Assigning IP addresses
    • Connecting the machines
    • Network configuration
    • Testing/Debugging the network
  • Setting up a gateways and routers - 20%
    • IP Masquerading
    • Using iptables
    • Routing Protocols: RIP, OSPF and BGP
  • Building and configuring a distributed computing cluster - 20%
    • Diskless clients/Terminal Server
    • Condor
    • ROCK and OSCAR clusters
  • Implementing a Wireless LAN - 10%
    • access point configuration
    • PC card issues
  • Building and configuring a Virtual Private network - 15%
    • SSH
    • IPSEC
  • Advanced IP routing - 15%
    • Policy routing
    • QoS
    • RVSP

Modes Of Instruction

  • 2 hours interactive lecture per week, and 2 hours lab time per week

Prescribed Text

  • Linux Quick Fix Notebook by Harrison; ISBN 0-131-86150-6, Prentice Hall

Reference Material

  • Linux Documentation Project
  • Advanced Guide to Linux Networking and Security by Sawicki; isbn 1-4188-3539-0, Thomson Publishing


  • None

Promotion Policy

To obtain a credit in this subject, a student must:

  • Achieve a grade of 55% or better on the final exam
  • Satisfactorily complete all assignments
  • Achieve a weighted average of 55% or better for the tests and final exam
  • Achieve a grade of 55% or better on the overall course

Modes of Evaluation

  • 5% Quizzes
  • 25% One Midterm Test
  • 20% Assignments
  • 10% Labs
  • 40% Final Exam