Computer network administration       ( 5 CFU )

Prof. Massimo Bertozzi      Tel. 0521.905735 - E-mail:

The aim of the course is to introduce students to the task of Network Systems Administration, looking after and maintaining complex computer systems. In particular, the course will be focused on: user administration, services maintainance, and network security.

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Network Computer Systems' administration overview
User Adminsitration: NIS & LDAP
File Systems administration: NFS & SAMBA
UNIX and Windows integration
Services maintainance and implementation:
- email
- web services
- ftp
- dhcp
Network administration:
- firewall
- proxy server
- dialup services
- wireless systems
- network monitoring
SNMP protocol

Attività d'esercitazione
During the practical exercises, students will learn how to use the most famous administration tools and to implements simple services.

Modalità d'esame
The exam is composed by two distinct parts: a written interview and an on-computer test.

Students are expected to be able to use both windows and unix operating systems, and to be able to use scripting languages.

Testi consigliati
- Olaf Kirch & Terry Dawson, Linux Network Administrator's Guide, 2nd Edition, O-Reilly (disponibile online:
- E. Nemeth, G. Snyder, S. Seebass e T. R. Hein, UNIX Manuale per l'Amministratore di Sistema, Pearson Education
- W. Cheswick, S. Bellovin, A. Rubin, Firewall e Sicurezza in Rete, Pearson Education