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Old 09-16-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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Hi

I am interested to do my final year project in linux so it will give me a good knowledge how linux works.

I would like to combine my project with network design too.

I am confident enough using linux and I have a time period of 8 months.

I would be very grade full if you could suggest me any ideas that i could combine both design of a network and installation of server (samba, lamp, xampp) please.

Thanks
M1S0

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Old 09-16-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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Please do not say urgent.

Take a look at these links, it is not like you have to make same but you can get idea for your final year project.

http://1000projects.org/final-year-linux-projects.html
http://www.deeproot.in/community/student-project/list
https://projects.archlinux.org/
 
Old 09-16-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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Hi

I am interested to do my final year project in linux so it will give me a good knowledge how linux works.

I would like to combine my project with network design too.

I am confident enough using linux and I have a time period of 8 months.

I would be very grade full if you could suggest me any ideas that i could combine both design of a network and installation of server (samba, lamp, xampp) please.

Thanks
M1S0
Members here at LQ volunteer their time and your request is not urgent to anyone but yourself. Be patient and step through your needs or demands for the project. By laying out a thought out timeline for the project that will provide you with a map to hopefully keep you from getting lost.

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Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
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Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
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The above links should help you to understand/learn Gnu/Linux. That is if you select a great distribution like Slackware!
 
Old 09-16-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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Hi

Thanks a lot for your help.

I removed URGENT sorry about it.

Most of the websites I already know them and here are some of the websites I use may help you too.
http://www.linux.org/
http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/private.php
http://www.serverwatch.com/
http://www.cyberciti.biz/
http://www.linux.com/
http://training.linuxfoundation.org/
http://www.howtoforge.com/
http://www.unixmen.com/
http://www.linuxplanet.com/
http://www.linuxplanet.com/
http://www.tecmint.com/
http://www.linuxandlife.com/search/l...?max-results=5
http://www.linuxtoday.com/
https://lwn.net/

I have been using linux as a hoppy and I tried many distros (Wubi, Centos , Debian, OpenSUSE, Mageia, Arch) and daily I use linux on my personal pc.

I am not absolutely newbie as I gain some knowledge my self and I am confident enough to install anything and learn quickly.

I would like to based my project either Debian / Centos or both. The problem is too come up with a idea something I will work on.

Any other use full suggestion will appreciate it

Thanks for you time
M1S0

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Old 09-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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Why not share the full scope of your project? That way someone will have an idea as how they should respond.
 
Old 09-16-2013, 09:12 AM   #6
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Hi

The scope of the project will be for me to build a good knowledge based in linux system administration and learn how to design a network.

For example

I have an organization based in four different countries.

USA - New York
Australia - Sydney
Europe - UK
Russia - Moscow

Each office has employees (let's say 20 or 30) and need to have account users, email boxes(mail server),sharing files (file server),print server etc.

Can access through VPN connection to the network if they are working from home or anywhere else.

Users are free to use Mac OS/ Windows / Linux as OS on their pcs.

Not sure if that helped or is complicated for an 8 month project.

Thanks
M1S0
 
Old 09-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #7
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I think you have a good start with what you've described.

As you can likely tell, setting up a bunch of computers and allowing them to be on a network is pretty much as simple as what you'd do at your home. Start thinking about what the offices and businesses might need for access, services, and protections. Think about the different departments they could be, the different technical levels of expertise you could expect to see, and the different scopes of businesses that could be performed. For instance, the factory assembler may require computer access to account for their time, or to order parts; they typically should not be exposed to sensitive corporate documentation. Or for instance the accounting and payroll departments' records would need to be kept discrete, but accessible to those who require access.

I would suggest that you conceive of a scenario which covers more expansion and definition of the activities and requirements for this hypothetical business. And suggest that you discuss with your advisor as to how far reaching you need to go. They may want you to limit your scope to a single office, or they may want to see how well you can architect a computing and network strategy for a multi-office/multi-country based corporation of significant size. In the end, it's based on your capabilities as a student and how much you can take on, your advisor can best help you with that and further, also define the minimum line too.
 
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #8
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Hi

Thank you for your advice and your joke nice one

What about anything else I could work on linux that will help me to get basic knowledge as a beginner linux administrator?

I can take on lot of work as I am hardworking and enthusiastic on anything I do and I was working as an IT Support Analyst for one year for my placement year

Thanks
M1S0
 
Old 09-16-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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Think about all that you'd do to set up and manage a network and computer support for a local company, of some size. You can include people like factory assemblers, testers, research and development team, management, product support, sales, marketing, executives, and administration. And then expand that to have satellite offices or peer companies, or a larger presence such as multiple buildings, multiple sites, and a larger workforce.

That's why I recommend you talk to your advisor about this. Firstly they'll suggest some baseline which is acceptable as a project. I.e. if you are too short reaching, they'll let you know, and if you're too far reaching, they'll at least try to help you partition the project so that you can show progress but not be hindered. Because if you're really energetic, and do understand a great deal of the things needed, they'll take the stance of "prove it and impress me and I'll be happy to watch and advise you as you design a network security plan for a billion dollar corporation with 90,000 employees." But day #1, you should not attempt that.

I say find out what the assignment requirements are and then take it to whatever level you want to better your grade and credentials. The advisor is there to help you not go down a forever hole where you get stuck on some irrelevancy writing one end-all/be-all script or something. Ultimately you need to attain a base level of satisfactory performance and to stand out as a student, you can extend beyond that. I doubt anyone's going to stifle you from going to far.
 
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Old 09-16-2013, 02:19 PM   #10
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Okey Boss you are right need to meet up with the BIg BOSS when I get back to uni and then will give you a post back look after for it

Thanks a lot for your help really appreciate it
 
  


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