GNU/Linux Advanced Administration

[img_assist|nid=1176|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=327]Authors: Remo Suppi Boldrito, Josep Jorba Esteve
Coordinator: Josep Jorba Esteve
Licenses: GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons Attribute ShareAlike License

The GNU/Linux systems have reached an important level of maturity, allowing to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from a desktop PC to the sever facilities of a big company.

In the module called "The GNU/Linux operating system", the main contents are related with system administration. This book is the main documentation for the module.

We will learn how to install and configure several computer services, and how to optimize and synchronize the resources.

The activities that will take place in this module cover the studied topics in a practical approach, applying these concepts in real GNU/Linux systems.

Evolution of this book

The FTA has reused existing course materials from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). The first version of this course book was published in 2004 for the Master Programme in Free software of the UOC. In 2008, this book was translated into English with the help of the SELF (Science, Education and Learning in Freedom) Project, supported by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme. In 2009, this material has been improved by the Free Technology Academy. Additionally the FTA has developed a study guide and learning activities which are available for learners enrolled in the FTA Campus.


  1. Introduction to the GNU/Linux operating system
  2. Migration and coexistence with non-Linux systems
  3. Basic tools for the administrator
  4. The kernel
  5. Local administration
  6. Network administration
  7. Server administration
  8. Data administration
  9. Security administration
  10. Configuration, tuning and optimisation
  11. Clustering


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