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AfNOG 2006 Workshop

Introduction to UNIX

This is part of the AfNOG 2006 Workshop, held in conjunction with the AfNOG meeting in Nairobi, Kenay, in May 2006.


This half day supplemental session is part of the AfNOG 2006 Workshop on Network Technology, held in conjunction with the AfNOG meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in May 2006.

A half-day session before the formal start of the AfNOG 2006 workshop is held for those students needing some intensive, hands-on training to introduce them to core UNIX operating system concepts. The flavor of UNIX used in this session is FreeBSD.

The topics covered include: Installation Concepts; Disk Partitioning Schemes; Directory Structures; Operating System Commands; vi Editor Usage; Finding System Information; Software Installation Methods; Permissions and Files; Network Configuration; Processes and Process Initialization; System Shutdown and Restart Concepts;

The core topics are how UNIX works, basic operating system commands and the usage of the vi editor.

Who should attend: AfNOG 2006 attendees who are not proficient at with the use of the UNIX or Linux operating system.

Prerequisites: Basic computer experience.