Com Sci 501
System Administration in Linux

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Final Interviews and Projects

Absolute deadline Monday 15 December

I must file grades on Wednesday 17 December. So, you must complete your interview, and provide all materials for evaluating your project, by midnight at the end of Monday 15 December. I expect that all project materials will be online, in some sensible format for reading on my own Linux system. If you want me to consider something on paper, then you must put it in my mailbox in Ryerson 152 by 4:00 PM on Monday 15 December, so I can take it home with me to review on Tuesday.

Final interviews

I would like to meet each of you at the end of the course, to review briefly your work on your Debian installation, and your A project if you did one. For the purposes of grading the Debian installation project, I will not evaluate each step in detail: I only need to see that your work is basically sensible and successful. Aside from grading, I will also try to give you feedback on how to improve such project work for the future. For an A, you may use the interview to demonstrate the quality of your project, but you should also provide a short written presentation.


You should take the initiative in presenting your work to me. Organize your presentation to emphasize a very small number (perhaps 2 or 3) of examples of the problems that you addressed. Use materials from your administrator's diary to support your presentation. I will arrange dialout facilities from my office. The nicest way to demonstrate your work will be to dial a connection to your home machine, and run PPP. With a PPP connection, you can run X applications on your home system, and display the output in my office. The next best method is to connect with a remote login. In case dialing out to your machine does not work, you should copy your system diary, and a few other materials (perhaps configuration files) that you would like to show me, to your directory on the CS department machines.


I will conduct final interviews from 9:15 AM to 8:15 PM on Thursday and Friday 11 and 12 December. Please choose a 1/2-hour period for your interview from the schedule below. If you are free before 5:00 PM, please choose one of the daytime periods, and please take the earliest possible period after 5:00 PM if only the evening is feasible. Send me e-mail with your choice, and i will enter names first come first served. If it is very difficult to come during the proposed scheduled times, you may propose an alternative. I must have all online information for grading purposes, including materials and documentation for A projects, by midnight at the end of Monday 15 December, in order to file grades. I prefer online materials, but if you need to submit paper or other physical artifacts, please get them to my mailbox in Ryerson 152 by 4:00 PM on Monday 15 December.

Date Time Student
Thursday 11 December
9:15-9:45 AM
10:00-10:30 AM
10:45-11:15 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 noon
12:15-12:45 PM
1:00-1:30 PM Rick Blocker
1:45-2:15 PM Anton Gluck
2:30-3:00 PM John Van Voorhis
3:15-3:45 PM John Stiening
4:00-4:30 PM Hsu-Jong Tang
4:45-5:15 PM Chang-Jung Chi
5:30-6:00 PM J. P. Young
6:15-6:45 PM Mary Heintz
7:00-7:30 PM Jeffery Erber
7:45-8:15 PM
Friday 12 December
9:15-9:45 AM Patrick Mayo
10:00-10:30 AM Gang Hu
10:45-11:15 AM Charlotte Henkle
11:30 AM - 12:00 noon Kevin Krafthefer
12:15-12:45 PM P.S. Murali
1:00-1:30 PM Sung-Jin Kim
1:45-2:15 PM Huifen Chen
2:30-3:00 PM Dan Liu
3:15-3:45 PM Cleveland Levi
4:00-4:30 PM Qingqin Li
4:45-5:15 PM Jun Yu
5:30-6:00 PM Zhu Ku
6:15-6:45 PM James Dominy
7:00-7:30 PM Melani Pathyil
7:45-8:15 PM Paul McGee

Mike O'Donnell
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