CSC-112 – Linux Accounts and Orientation

This assignment will be considered HW1 and is due Monday, Jan 28 11:59pm.

Welcome CSC-112 Students!

Start the Linux Orientation Assignment.  You are going to need to create and maintain a small website to deliver your GUI apps to the world.  Use your winter session downtime to get this done and free up your time during the regular semester.

Email me silvestri@stcc.edu to request an account on this cs machine.  I’ll respond with your username and an initial password so can proceed with this exercise.

Students who complete this Linux configuration assignment during the break will receive an extra 10 points.  That’s right, a big 20 out of 10 for demonstrating their enthusiasm for learning.

(There may be an issue or two as the cs server is running on a different environment than in previous semesters.  Just email me if you encounter an error and I’ll fix the problem ASAP.)

The assignment describes utilities for Windows users.  For Apple users, check out these utilities: Graphical SFTP Utilities for Apple and  What is the equivalent of PuTTY for Mac OS-X

An Extra Activity

Having to continually enter a username/password gets tiring.  To configure Putty to autologin using public/private keys follow this tutorial: http://support.hostgator.com/articles/specialized-help/technical/ssh-keying-through-putty-on-windows-or-linux .  If everything goes well, you will not have to enter a password.  Do this on computers you own as the private key is a file on your computer.  You can’t permanently save files on STCC computers.