What function does
the Slocate.cron task perform? Can you change the schedule
to perform it once an hour, instead of once a day?
To schedule your own user cron job, enter the command _______.
See if you
can schedule a cron job that will back up your user directory
every hour to a folder on
the mounted FAT partition.
AT and Batch are one-shot versions of the Cron scheduler.
See if you can configure
a one-time job (as root) that will shut down the network in exactly
Examine the service scripts Jang refers to on p. 374-375
and the dmesg file.
The PS command can be used to identify and kill running
Linux processes. Read Jang's
example on p. 384 to kill an open Mozilla window.
This link has another
glossary of useful Linux commands.
3. Student Presentation
4. Linux Practical Application Exercises
Work with Open Office, other GUI applications
and command-line utilities,
(ps2pdf, a2ps) to produce and view Adobe Acrobat-compatible (pdf) files.
If a2ps isn't installed on your computer, download and install the package
To use a2ps to convert any file into a Postscript format, enter the command:
a2ps filename -o filename.ps
To convert the Postscript file into an Adobe PDF file, enter the command
5. Intro to Networking
(See Chapter 20)
a. Two general categories for computer networks are _________ and
b. Linux networks most commonly run on a network architecture called
(or __________________), which has three popular speeds, __________,
________________, and _________________.
To connect computers to the Internet, they must be configured to
use the ______ protocol
to connect them to a server or router provided by an ISP. (in most
systems to connect computers on a local network to routers or servers
on a wide area network
include _________ connections, through a telephone line, faster _________
a telephone line, _____________, _____________, and ______________
Each computer on the network must have a unique identification.
are translated into alphanumeric names called ______________. Single
servers are identified by name and accessed over the World Wide Web
On Ethernet networks, each network adapter card is identified by
a unique string called a
______________________. Electronic information is sent from computer
with these cards through a seven-layer system called ____________.
(See Jang, p.610 and this section
of the MCMCSE Network + Study Guide.)
Turn off your firewall to eliminate some
obstacles in the following exercises.
Go to the Internet and Network Options.
Examine the settings for File Sharing and
Local Network Browsing. See if you can configure the LISA Daemon to allow
you to drag files from a VNC desktop over the network to your local computer.
See if you can configure your computer
to allow basic Samba client functionality
from a GUI Konqueror window and from a Terminal command line.
The command to make a Samba connection from a terminal
session is ____________
See if you can configure your Linux
home directory as a read-only shared folder visible
from a Windows XP client. (To do this, you may need to change the hostname
your computer. )
7. Work on take-home Linux
Complete take-home Linux Quiz No. 3
Work on Linux class project
Read/review Jang, Chapters 20 TCP/IP Primer), 21 (Managing Linux on your
Make sure you understand Chapter 13 concepts, and also look over
sample Chapter 6 on command-line options from the Hello Linux website.
(We may have another quiz on this stuff, next week.)