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Re: [K12OSN] NFS /home but not apps?



If the current standalone boxen are windows, install samba on the server and 
export /home as a samba share. Then enable the appropriate auth on samba and 
you'll be fine :D

Rob

On Fri, 13 Jun 2003 02:25, Richard K. Ingalls wrote:
> Petre Scheie wrote:
> > The problem with 'local apps' is that you lose some of the fundamental
> > benefits of thin clients: no local configuration to manage, the
> > ability to use old/low-end hardware, and ability to easily & quickly
> > replace a dead workstation.  If you're using 100Mb to the client,
> > especially if it's switched 100Mb, then there's really no point to
> > trying to cut down on network bandwidth, provided you have sufficient
> > bandwidth from the switch to the server.  I think you're support time
> > and hassles will go up significantly if you have to start managing an
> > installed OS on the client, whether it's Linux or Windows.
>
> Yeah, you're probably right.  BUT, I've got 24 boxes in my lab right now
> (Cel. 1Ghz, 128 Ram, 20 Gb drives, Windows98).  I want to give my users
> access to their /home directories on the K12LTSP server (in another
> classroom with 10 clients).  Right now, I'm using a program called
> WINSCP2 that connects via ssh.  It works well, but I just want to manage
> fewer PCs.  Maybe I could upgrade these to P3 or P4 CPUs and up the RAM
> significantly (1Gig) and make these boxes into K12LTSP servers for other
> classrooms?  Then just use old Pentium 75s or AMD 150s as clients.  What
> do you folks on the list think?
>
> > Petre
> >
> > Chris Bacigalupo wrote:
> >> I've been thinking about this same concept.
> >>
> >> A "Thick Client"?
> >>
> >>> From what I can tell, a 2.1 gig HD should be able to hold the OS and
> >>
> >> basic productivity apps. I haven't set it up yet but I'm hoping some
> >> form of LDAP/Samba will allow for cross platform user auth and NFS
> >> mapping.
> >>
> >>
> >> Chris Bacigalupo,
> >> +++++++++++++++++++++++
> >> Technical Coordinator
> >> Harbor City International School
> >> 332 W. Mich. St. Ste. 300  Duluth, MN 55802
> >> http://www.harborcityschool.org
> >> tel. (218) 722.7574
> >> cel. (218) 390.7582
> >> +++++++++++++++++++++++
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: k12osn-admin redhat com [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf
> >> Of Richard K. Ingalls
> >> Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2003 08:13
> >> To: k12osn redhat com
> >> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] NFS /home but not apps?
> >>
> >> David Bucknell wrote:
> >>> Dear All,
> >>>
> >>> We have two needs: to make use of relatively new machines (128 RAM,
> >>> 40 Gig hard disks, 1+ Gig CPU's) and to bring down the price of new
> >>> machines by using thin clients.
> >>
> >> I'm facing the same situation.
> >>
> >>> Our question is how to maximize use of existing hard disks and optimize
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> use of a Cat 5 100 MB network for 50 machines.
> >>>
> >>> On the relatively new machines, we would like to mount just the
> >>> /home dirs but save network bandwidth by using local apps rather
> >>> than bringing them over the network.
> >>
> >> This is what I'm considering doing also.
> >>
> >>> Is this possible? We have not been able to get it to work.
> >>
> >> Of course it's possible! (smirk)  But, I've not made it work yet for
> >> me (not attempted).  What have you attempted to do?  What were the
> >> errors /
> >>
> >> problems you encountered.  If you will tell us this, the wonderful,
> >> highly intelligent & friendly people on this list may be able to
> >> assist you (and in the process, assist me to do the same thing).
> >>
> >>> We were hoping to use NIS, too. People are telling us that it's
> >>> unreliable, but I see it as the best answer.
> >>>
> >>> Suggestions based on experience/ideas would be gratefully received.
> >>>
> >>> Best wishes,
> >>>
> >>> David Bucknell
> >>> Rose Marie Academy, Thailand
> >
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