Topics for admin talks

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We need admins! Braindump topics that need to be covered on this page.

Overview of our infrastructure

Shell scripting

Web servers

SSH

Database servers

LDAP and the accounts system

IRC

Hybrid IRCD

Generating O-lines, peering

HybServ

Mail

Networking and firewalls

DNS

IPtables & Shorewall

IPv6

Our use of it, college's "implementation", programs specifically designed for it (ping6, shorewall6, etc.)

Netsoc-specific software

send_spam

nd

(Focus on this more in LDAP)

Security

GPG

nmap

tcpdump

Using virtualization on cube/snark

OpenVZ

Overview

Setting up containers

Managing containers

Xen

Overview

Setting up PV DomU

Setting up HVM DomU

Managing DomUs

Package management

Hardware (RAIDs, LVM and so on)

IPMI

HW RAID

mdadm

cube oddities

spoon oddities

quack oddities

snark oddities