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Unit details

SIT783 - Linux and Open Source Software

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

S Yu





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour practical per week


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


In this unit students will learn how to apply Linux and open source software in the creation of network routers and firewalls, file servers, web servers, and other network servers. The unit will examine installation and configuration of the Linux operating system, its kernel, basic Unix commands and administration, software deployment, network configuration, DHCP, DNS, firewall setup, file systems and their configuration, NFS, Samba, printing, Apache, PHP, MySQL, mail services, security, and licensing.


Two projects (30% each) 60%, examination 40%

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