Technical reports from the Virtual Unix Lab project
The Virtual Unix Lab
is a training system that offers practical exercises
for system administration, allowing students to perform exercises for
NIS and NFS in a client-server environment.
A key item is the feedback provided to the student after the exercises,
so he can learn from his mistakes.
Operating systems involved in the exercises are NetBSD and Solaris, the
system itself is implemented on a PC running NetBSD plus two Sun
SPARCstations running either NetBSD or Solaris, depending on the
The system is the core part of my PhD-thesis (to come :), and
I've published three technical reports that describe a number of aspects
of the systems in lengthy details.
Those interested can find them here:
More information about the Virtual Unix Project, including
presentations, other publications and screenshots can be found
Homepage of the Virtual Unix Lab.
An introduction and overview of the system's operation can be found
in this EuroBSDCon paper.
The thesis will assume the version of the lab described above, including
the domain specific languages techniques, diagnosis and feedback, and describe
how to implement tutoring and user adaption on top of that.
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