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.