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Unix/Linux Operating Systems

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Winter (January-April) 2008

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Office Hours - Winter 2008

See my Prof Timetable schedule to make an office appointment to see me.

Important Dates for NET2003 Students

Note that BIT/NET students use the Carleton Academic Calendar, not the Algonquin calendar.  The dates below are for BIT/NET students only.

  • 2008-01-07 - Monday Jan 07 - Week 1 - BIT/NET classes start
  • 2008-02-05 - Tuesday Feb 05 - Week 5 - Midterm Test #1
  • 2008-02-18 - Monday Feb 18 - Family Day (no classes)
  • 2008-02-18 to 22 - Feb 18-22 - Carleton Winter Break (no classes)
  • 2008-03-14 - Friday Mar 14 - last BIT/NET withdrawal date without penalty
  • 2008-03-20 - Thursday Mar 20 - Week 10 - Midterm Test #2
  • 2008-03-21 - Friday Mar 21 - Week 10 - Good Friday (no classes)
  • 2008-03-24 - Monday Mar 24 - last BIT/NET day for tests
  • 2008-04-03 - Thursday Apr 03 - last NET2003 class
  • 2008-04-07 - Monday Apr 07 - last day of classes (BIT/NET programme)
  • 2008-04-08 to 09 - Apr 08-09 - BIT/NET optional Review Period
  • 2008-04-11 to 2008-04-29 - Carleton Exam Period
  • 2008-04-21 - 09h00-12h00 Monday NET2003 Final Exam at Carleton

Term assignments and labs will also be due every week or two (for a total of 30%).

Forward your Algonquin EMail

EMail is a critical part of course delivery for this course. You must have a working Algonquin EMail address for this course. You must read your EMail regularly (daily) during the school term.

You can forward your Algonquin EMail to any other address you wish.  Search for "forward" in the ITS Mail Help . Please ensure that your email messages always originate from your Algonquin EMail address or else my spam blocker may throw away your unknown mail address as junk. Your "From:" address must be your Algonquin EMail address, not a Hotmail, Carleton, or other off-campus address.

You are responsible for keeping your own forwarding address accurate during the term.  During the term, I will only send your marks to your (possibly forwarded) Algonquin EMail address.

You may wish to set your "alternate" EMail using Algonquin ACSIS while on campus.  I may use your alternate EMail to inform you that your main Algonquin EMail account has a forwarding error; no personal data will ever be sent to the alternate EMail address.

Plagiarism and Academic Fraud

No unauthorized copying!  Restricted group work!  Restricted working together!

Working together is not permitted except in assignments specifically labelled by the instructor as group assignments. 

Even where using another person's material is permitted (from other students, books, the Internet, or even from the blackboard or posted course notes), copying material from other sources and submitting it without proper credit to the author is an academic offence called plagiarism.  You must credit the source of material that you did not write yourself, no matter from where it comes!

Students working together without authorization or submitting work containing plagiarized material in the programme will be charged with academic fraud under Carleton Academic Regulation E-14.  Read the plagiarism document for details.

Required Course Textbook

Advanced Linux Networking
Author: Roderick W. Smith, ISBN: 0-201-77423-2, Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional, Copyright: 2002, Format: Paper; 784 pp, Published: 2002-06-11

The above book is the only required bookstore material for the daytime version of this course (section 010).  The bookstore sometimes adds other "suggested" materials (e.g. a Linux Chart) without my permission or knowledge; these are not needed. 

Course References (not required but useful)

Practical TCP/IP Designing, Using, and Troubleshooting TCP/IP Networks on Linux and Windows
Author: Niall Mansfield ISBN: 0201750783 Publisher: Addison Wesley, Copyright: 2002, Format: Paper; 880 pp, Published: December 2002

Alternate Web Notes

Web notes for this course are not kept at Algonquin College.  I pay for them to be stored on a commercial Linux-based web hosting service, with backup copies located in other locations.

Write down the locations of the web notes and their backup copies from the list below. (You won't be able to get to this page if the main web site is down!)

  1. http://teaching.idallen.com/net2003/08w/    (main .com site)
    The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Denver, Colorado, USA.
  2. http://teaching.idallen.org/net2003/08w/    (note the dot .org domain suffix!)
    The .org site is located in a large data centre in New York city.
  3. http://acadunix.algonquincollege.com/~alleni/teaching/net2003/08w/     (on campus)
    The ACADUNIX site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ACADUNIX is broken and will not serve up the directory index files correctly. You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  4. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/net2003/08w/     (on campus)
    The ELEARNING site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken. Unfortunately, the web server on ELEARNING is broken and will not serve up the directory index files correctly. You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.
  5. http://teaching.idallen.ca/     (Note the dot .ca domain suffix!)
    The dot .ca sites are located at my home in downtown Ottawa (limited bandwidth). Don't use them unless all the other sites are down.

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