Task ① ⇒ basics

Perform a series of small tasks
to show your understanding of basic concepts


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Task 01.01| prepare to share with the class

Sign up to the class blog and create a posting introducing yourselves

Task 01.02| stay in touch with current news

Sign up for two newsletters

Task 01.03| client-server relationship - ensure that you are prepared to work with the server

Set up your Virtual Private Network connection. Go to VPN Installation and Clients. Log in there and install the VPN client on your personal computers so you may use it to communicate with UNC servers when you are operating outside of the UNC network.

Task 01.04| client skills - download and install software

Using shareware.unc.edu or any other tool that you prefer, download and install an FTP tool compatible with your personal laptop and the UNC servers and show that you have the software on your PC by showing me that you know how to do a screen capture

Task 01.05 | server skills

Demonstrate some basic server operating system command line functional skills by creating a password protected directory in your public_html space on Opal and then send the name of your directory, along with the userid and password needed to access it to .

Task 01.06 | Internet information tools - how do packets travel

Using a traceroute tool, trace the route of packets from your client back to a domain name on a server and FTP a screenshot of your results into the password protected directory you created in Task 01.05.



Do Task 01.01 (I'll know you did it)

In an email note using the email account you prefer that I use to communicate with you, send an email note to telling me you did both Task 01.02 and Task 01.03.

Send an email note to with the name of the directory you will create for Task 01.05, along with the URL I will need to find it, and the username and password I will need to open it.

FTP Task 01.04 and Task 01.06 to the directory you will have created in Task 01.05. Then send me an with the URLs that I will use to be able to see both tasks.

If you wish to place your Tasks on your own blog, tell me how to find it.



These first tasks are individually small and discrete, so there really isn't a visual model to follow.

The task 01 gradesheet contains the specifics standards and their weighted values.