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Practice supporting users (share your VM)

There's a big difference between running a UNIX server that only you will ever use and running a server intended to support lots of users, many of whom may be total beginners with UNIX.(Remember how you felt just a few weeks ago?)

This assignment will give you a taste of what it's like to run a system for users and not just yourself.

  • Team up with a classmate and add their iPlant user id to your VM
  • Ask your friend to log in and add a Web page to your site. Can they do it? If not, why not and how did you solve the problem?
  • Write a SHORT description of how it went and what you learned.
  • Use your experience to write a short list of two to five guidelines for newbie sysadmins on how to support users who need to be able to publish content.
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