Report of Linux Operating System Assistance

The assignment is based upon the business case that you are building as part of the module. The scenario and a sample configuration are available on blackboard.


The assignment is designed to enable you (the student) to demonstrate your understanding of how a DNS and web architecture can be designed and built to fulfill a company’s requirements.


The report component of this assignment is an individual piece of work; the research/build component of the business case is to be conducted as an individual

DNS setup and configuration(a) Discuss setup and configuration of DNS servers step by step required for the companydescribed in the company brief report [5 Marks]. In general, discuss zone distribution among primary and secondary servers and subdomains [5 Marks]. Provide example configurations as part of the discussion to highlight your points [5 Marks].(b) Discuss the consequences of not limiting zone transfers between primary and secondary2. SOA (Start of Authority) record and $ORIGIN directive.(a) Discuss components of an SOA record and how the options affect the communicationsbetween servers, and servers and clients [7 Marks]. Provide an example configuration of SoA record and discuss how caching, waiting times and updating frequencies are set on your example configuration [8 Marks].(b) Discuss how the $ORIGIN directive simplifies the creation of zone files and how it canbe used in creating a sub-domain. (5 Marks)

(Total: 20 Marks)


(5+5+5 = 15 Marks)


servers. (Make sure you discuss the DNS packet types involved – research required! ).

HTTP Deployment (20 Marks)


1. Web server setup and configuration(a) Setup and configure a web server on Linux using any tool other than Apache. Providescreenshots of your configuration and discuss advantages and disadvantages of this server configuration to the Apache web server configuration.(b) In the context of running Apache in a load-balanced environment discuss the concept ofvirtual websites and how they function in detail. (5 Marks)1. NFS setup and configuration.(a) Discuss setup and configuration of NFS servers step by step required for the companydescribed in the company brief report [7 Marks]. Discuss how rDNS can be used (configured and employed) as a security mechanism to limit access the shared content repository [8 Marks].(b) Discuss the rDNS validation process when using a regex defined domain name export [5 Marks].8.4 MySQL Deployment (20 Marks)1. MySQL setup and configuration.(Total: 20 Marks)(a) What accounts and security settings are required to install a MySQL database with a(b) What is the most appropriate way to create/configure a database and user account for asystem and why? (5 Marks)

8.3 NFS Deployment (20 Marks)


(Total: 20 Marks)


(7 + 8 = 15 Marks)

PHPMyAdmin interface in a secure manner? (15 Marks)

Formative (non assessed) feedback will be provided on your progress throughout the workshops as you develop your business case solution. Summative (assessed) feedback will be provided three weeks after submission.






KF5004-Company Brief

KF5004 – Assessment

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