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Compile

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Operating Systems

This page has become scruffy. --sk

Understanding operating systems has been instrumental in my ability to design, implement, and trouble-shoot IT solutions. Over the years, I've introduced staff to operating system concepts and operating system specifics; this page captures some of these seminars.

Compile

How to hand-compile open-source packages.


NIS+

Directory services play a fundamental role beneath many IT services. LDAP rules these days, for many excellent reasons. However, I started playing in this space before LDAP arrived, when NIS and its successor, NIS+, featured in this arena.


Intro to Unix

In this series of seminars, I facilitate Windows sys admins dipping their toes into Unix, using a hands-on approach and OpenSuSE 10.


Naming

Sometimes, I get hot and bothered about host naming schemes, because I think there is an optimal way to go, plus many suboptimal (and downright painful) ways to go. And I don't want to waste my time on anything but the best. But then other times, I remember that I spent the first decade of my career advocating for painful naming schemes, and then I figure that everyone has to learn for themselves. Plus, learning the hard way means learning the lesson in a way which makes it stick. All that being said, I remain a fan of RFC1178 naming schemes.


Prepared by:
Stuart Kendrick

Last modified: 2014-April-02