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Fall (SeptemberDecember) 2015

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Ian! D. Allen
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Important Dates for CST8207 Students

2015-10-09 – Week 5 – Friday October 9 – Midterm #1 of 2 (45 minutes – 10%)
2015-10-12 – Week 6 – Monday October 12 – Thanksgiving Day (College closed)
2015-11-06 – Week 9 – Friday November 6 – Midterm #2 of 2 (45 minutes – 15%)
2015-11-13 – Week 10 – Friday November 13 – Last Withdrawal Date
2015-12-12 – Week 15 – Algonquin Final Assessment Week (Exams end after 2015-12-19)
2015-12-19 – Week 15 – Saturday December 19 08h00 (8am to 11am) – T117/119 – Final exam (3 hours – 40%)

See also the "Academic Calendar" on the Algonquin Registrar Office Page.

Course Description

Consult the Course Outline (PDF) for the official description.

Students learn the basic concepts and features of the GNU/Linux operating system and utilities, the world's most well-known Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) project and the underlying technology supporting Google, Facebook and Android smart phones. Students examine the power of the GNU/Linux command line and the basics of shell scripting and task automation are studied. Students perform file system searches, full-text searches, and data-mine system log files to generate analyses of network attacks and intrusion attempts. Students also customize their shell programming environment to simplify repetitive tasks and support system administration functions.

CST8207 15F Course Sections (two professors)

Ian Allen sections (idallen@idallen.ca):

Mon 	10:00 	12:00 	WO 	WT117	07-Sep-2015	07-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 020     Delivery: Theory
Mon 	12:00 	14:00 	WO 	WT117	07-Sep-2015	07-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 010     Delivery: Theory
Tue 	14:00 	16:00 	WO 	WB182	08-Sep-2015	08-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 013     Delivery: Lab
Wed 	11:00 	13:00 	WO 	WB119	09-Sep-2015	09-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 012     Delivery: Lab
Wed 	14:00 	16:00 	WO 	WJ218	09-Sep-2015	09-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 011     Delivery: Lab
Fri 	08:00 	09:00 	WO 	WT130	11-Sep-2015	11-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 010     Delivery: Theory
Fri 	10:00 	12:00 	WO 	CA418	11-Sep-2015	11-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 014     Delivery: Lab 
Fri 	12:00 	13:00 	WO 	WC346	11-Sep-2015	11-Dec-2015
  	Course: CST8207 	Sect: 020     Delivery: Theory

Wenjuan Jiang sections (jiangw@algonquincollege.com):

Mon	13:00	15:00	WO	WC045	07-Sep-2015	07-Dec-2015
 	Course: CST8207	Sect: 023     Delivery: Lab
Thu	14:00	16:00	WO	CA418	10-Sep-2015	10-Dec-2015
 	Course: CST8207	Sect: 022     Delivery: Lab
Fri	10:00	12:00	WO	WC045	11-Sep-2015	11-Dec-2015
 	Course: CST8207	Sect: 021     Delivery: Lab
Fri	13:00	15:00	WO	WC006	11-Sep-2015	11-Dec-2015
 	Course: CST8207	Sect: 024     Delivery: Lab

Alternate Web Notes

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Web notes for this course are kept at multiple sites. I pay for the notes to be stored on commercial Linux-based web hosting services, with backup copies located in various 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/cst8207/15f/    (main .com site)
    The main dot .com site is located in a large data centre in Troy, Michigan, USA.
  2. http://teaching.idallen.org/cst8207/15f/    (note the dot .org domain suffix!)
    The .org site is located in a large data centre in New York.
  3. http://cst8207.idallen.ca/~idallen/teaching/cst8207/15f/     (on campus)
    The CST8207 site is accessible from inside Algonquin College even when the College Internet is broken.
  4. http://elearning.algonquincollege.com/coursemat/alleni/idallen/cst8207/15f/     (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 not configured correctly to run CGI scripts and it will not serve up the directory index files correctly. (See this note.) You can read the Class Notes by appending /notes/ to the above URL.

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