Monthly archives: September, 2007

Introduction to UNIX – Lesson II

As I touched upon in the previous lesson, UNIX is made up entirely of flat files. We learned how to move throughout the filesystem and list the files held therein. Every single part of the unix machine is a simple, editable text file. This makes it extremely vital for us to understand how to view,…


Introduction to Unix – Lesson 1

The following is the first in a series of documents that I am drafting as an Introduction to UNIX for my coworkers. I will frequently post short lessons that build upon each other, until this becomes a giant collection and a complete unix tutorial. Introduction to UNIX. Lesson 1     The first thing about…


(Very) Basic Networking Principals

Networking is arguably the most important aspect of our jobs. The one common thing between all interconnected computers, is the network. It is vital to all operations that Datacenter Operations have a firm grasp on basic networking principals. At the most basic level, we can compare a computer network to our own neighborhood. We have…