From TARDIS Project
This page is for historical interest only and may be out of date.

Tardis Meetings and Training Sessions

We regularly have meetings in the The Auld Hoose on Mondays at 1830. All are welcome and we would especially like to meet any freshers interested in the project or who want accounts. Tardis also occasionally holds training or information sessions in order to try and get new people more involved in Tardis. Training sessions are not restricted to those currently holding Tardis accounts and anyone interested in the project is welcome to attend. Please get in contact if you would like more details.

Previous Training Sessions

Following is a list of previous training sessions which have been run, along with slides, notes and excercise sheets for each session. Normally this list is updated after each session is run.

LDAP (Mon, 10 Nov 2003)

Debian Systems and Packaging (Mon, 17 Nov 2003)

Tardis's Mail System (Mon, 24 Nov 2003)

Python (Mon, 8 Dec 2003)

TCP/IP Networks (Mon, 19 Jan 2004)

  • Outline
    1. The basics
    2. Routing
    3. RIP
    4. Firewalling
  • Slides: PDF

DNS and bind (Mon, 26 Jan 2003)

  • Outline
    1. Basics of DNS
    2. Administrating Bind
    3. Configuring DNS on linux systems
  • Slides: Powerpoint
  • Handout: Word

Apache and http (Mon, 4th Oct 2004)

  • Outline
    1. History
    2. Nature of protocol
    3. Apache configuration
    4. mod_rewrite
    5. mod_ssl
    6. suexec and cgi
  • Slides: PDF

The Tardis project and real-world systems administration (Mon, 24 Nov 2008)

Future Training Sessions

Following is a list of topics for which future training sessions are planned. Training sessions are normally run based upon the requests of those attending, and these are just a set of examples which could be covered. If you would like any of these topics brought up, please request them on the training lists.

Managing systems using LCFG

  • Outline
    1. LCFG Overview
    2. Our LCFG configuration and management
    3. Setting up an LCFG client
    4. Setting up an LCFG server

Jumpstarting a new machine

  • Outline
    1. Physical Setup for sparc machines
    2. FAI Configuration
    3. LCFG Entries
    4. bootparams, etc

The physical system

  • Outline
    1. The Rack
    2. SPARC Hardware
    3. RS232 Interfaces and serial consoles
    4. Cat-5 Cable crimping and rack maintainance

Development on Tardis

  • Outline
    1. Introduction to python scription
    2. How to use the tardis development tools
    3. How to use Version Control (RCS, CVS, SVN and beyond)


  • Outline
    1. Why do we need IPv6
    2. Advantages (Larger address space, Multicast, Auto-configuration and more)
    3. Prefix and address types
    4. Migration and Tunneling Strategies (6to4, 6in4, Tunnel Brokers and gateways)