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Sysadmin Responsibilities

Responsibilities Ben Collin Jordan Garrett
Install software on Debian (ACL)
Install software on FreeBSD (servers)
Make a CS user account
Change users CS password
Add DNS & DHCP entry
Being able to edit wiki
Make a CS wiki account
Add people to different groups (ldap)
Modification and maintenance of Nagios
DD a new ACL image
Set up a new ACL
Shut down / start up of the entire machine room
Creating and configuring mailing lists (electron)
Admin list moderating
Backups and restore (bacula)
Create and configure jails

Sysadmin basic Training

Responsibilities Ben Collin Jordan Garrett
Disk partitioning
Linux Filesystem layout
How DNS works
TCP, UDP and ICMP packets
Command line tools including IO, redirections and pipes
Installing operating systems (Debian and FreeBSD)
Network debugging tools (tcpdump, ping, tracerout)
Simple shell scripting

Important Notes:

  • ALL of the admin CVS/SVN stuff has been centralized to You'll need to create a username/password for yourself by running (from quark):
htpasswd /usr/local/trac/adminontrac.htpasswd <username>
  • To check out the repository, run (from quark):
svn checkout file:///clients/users/svn/admin

Curent Sysadmins 2013:

SysAdmin Name Year Working time Progress notes
Wilson SO 100% link to notes
Demise SR 100% link to notes
Craig FR 100% link to notes
Zane SO 100% link to notes
Jordan SO 100% link to notes
Sonny JU 100% link to notes
Elena SR 40% link to notes
Kristin JU 40% link to notes
Aaron SR 20% link to notes
Michael SR 0% link to notes

Systems Administration Documentation