[BSDCert] Unix sysadmin requirements
pklein at chem.uw.edu.pl
Mon Aug 8 12:55:38 EDT 2005
Not at all !!!
> Hi All.
> From my experiences, good admin should have sufficient knowledge
> about C programming. He/She sould be familiar with system functions
> - fork(), waitpid()
> - open(), read(), write()
> - socket(), bind(), listen(), accept()
> - shm*()
> - ...
> I can't see the possibility about proper system understanging and
> tuning without such knowledge. In the end, FreeBSD is written in C.
You are talking about "System Engineer" not "SysAdmin"
> I've found out, that people with poor understanding of C system
> functions are also poor admins, when we speak about high volume
> They simply can't diagnose/explain/solve heavy traffic problems.
SysAdmin should do much, much more than solve traffic problems
> If i'd have to make a choice of recruitment, that would be
> important topic at the interview.
> For the purpose of certification, I'd suggest for example a piece
> (s) of broken/badly written C code with questions about a problem
again - System Engineer, Programmer...etc NOT "SysAdmin"
> Best Regards
> Piotr Rybicki
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