Originally Posted by raju2011
...where i can get real environment exposure to problems faced...
Conceptually, start with your own laptop/pc. Use Linux for your daily tasks. What's more real than our daily
Technically, get yourself familiarized with FHS
, and it's important to make your fingers dirty with vi
. Try figure out how permission
and ownership works
something. Create, move, delete. Read manpages. Don't sleep.
Dig deeper into filesystem layer, it's a tricky area. Fdisk
your disk, and parted
some new partitions, RAID
it, and make
it useful. Or make it logical
. Mount, unmount, destroy, reboot, and see what
happens. Don't forget to give your girlfriend a call. Read manpages.
Then try bring your linux online
. You likely want to install this
. Or curious if your Linux could
perform any better. Read manpages. Share
your MP3s or knowledge with others, as teaching is actually the best way to learn something.
Once your Linux got connected, you probably urge to invent some sort of nickname
for your machine and tell your friends to give you a visit
, or staying away
from bad guys. And if you really got paranoid, you could lock yourself in a jail
, or go even crazier and make root
. Get some smoke, drink beers. Read manpages.
Server admin role? Well, you've heard about 99.9999%-availability-thing
out there, that means that your boss
has a chance of 0.0001% to get you fired in every 365 days. And nights. And he's counting. And your girlfriend's calling. If this happens, read manpages. I mean, some treatment can help your heartbeat
get back to normal. Or you could make something up to fake that your server has, say, 9 lives
and being immortal. Let your boss counting sheep in his bed. Now go on, take your girlfriend out once in a while, treat her nice, take her shopping or something.
Server admin role? Just remember these; Exercise, Expertise, Experience, Example, Ex-girlfriend.
Please take my advice lightly, and sorry for the speech.