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Re: [K12OSN] LTSP Client Configuration Program?



Op di 15-06-2004, om 01:39 schreef Dennis Daniels:
> Hello Immanuel!
> Where is this webmin module you're talking about?! I'm aware of only 
> one, lightly discussed here with the caveat that it doesn't work.
> http://www.k12ltsp.org/phpwiki/index.php/Software%3AWebmin

Well that is the good link for starters.
A few modifications are needed to get stuff working properly:

1) Install webmin-1.5x
2) Get SSL working (not perse needed but highly recommended for
security)
2) Install the dhcpd module
3) Install the LTSP module from http://termserv.berlios.de/ltsp-module/
4) Edit /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/version to read "VERSION=3.1.0"
5) Setup the LTSP module. Once logged in on https://localhost:10000 go
to Servers--> LTSP Configuration -->Module Config and set the
environment variable "Path to LTSP configuration file" to read
"/opt/ltsp/i386/etc"

You should have a working webmin and LTSP module by now that does almost
all that Symbiont promises to do....

Good luck,
Immanuel

> 
> Do you have other info!? If yes, please share!
> thanks
> Dennis
> 
> Immanuel Derks wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-06-14 at 00:23, Joe Guenther wrote:
> > 
> > Hmm, this functionality we already have (and much better i.e. without
> > messing up all your conf files) with the webmin LTSP module. In fact the
> > symbiont is a bad copy of the same module and using webmin (1.21) as a
> > back-end.
> > Sorry to be sceptical, but just to add some revamped icons to an already
> > existing opensource application is not convincing enough of any added
> > value. Releasing an existing opensource project again as opensource
> > raises some eyebrows as well...
> > 
> > Besides it's not compatible to LTSP 4.x..
> > 
> > Immanuel
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >>I just installed the symbiont GUI on a test server at home and thought the
> >>whole thing looked great ... UNTIL I looked at the dhcpd.conf and lts.conf
> >>files it left behind.  It did NOT leave the functional files alone ... it
> >>rewrote them with the few changes I made ... resulting in totally
> >>dysfunctional conf files.  with just a few tweaks to the configuration, it
> >>only wrote the changes ... not the stuff that did not change.  Conclusion
> >>... either use only this, or use the text files as they come from Jim
> >>McQuillan, but you would not want to use both methods of editing the conf
> >>files.
> >>
> >>It is a bit like samba-swat that also re-writes your files, it at least
> >>leaves a functional all inclusive version of the configuration.  That said
> >>... Symbiont workstation manager at least left a nice backup of the files.
> >>
> >>I personally use Kate to do my editing.  You can load the various files and
> >>leave them displayed on the screen.  Next time you open Kate those files are
> >>all nicely there.  I can make changes in dhcpd.conf  and then flip to the
> >>terminal window, also in Kate and do the /sbin/service dhcpd restart  and
> >>all the changes take effect.  This also allows one to make lots of comment
> >>lines in the conf files.... which workstation this is ... location ... all
> >>the wonderful examples in the files as they come out of the box.
> >>
> >>So I was impressed with the nice visual gui, but the way they write to the
> >>files is totally unusable in my opinion.
> >>
> >>greetings
> >>Joe Guenther
> >>= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
> >>LANtech - Didsbury
> >>Chinook's Edge School Div.
> >>
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >>From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com]On
> >>Behalf Of Dennis Daniels
> >>Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 9:04 PM
> >>To: Support list for opensource software in schools.
> >>Subject: Re: [K12OSN] LTSP Client Configuration Program?
> >>
> >>
> >>It does look pretty good:
> >>http://www.thesymbiont.com/index.php?module=pagemaster&PAGE_user_op=view_pag
> >>e&PAGE_id=29&MMN_position=64:45:61
> >>
> >>looks more robust than:
> >>http://www.gnomepro.com/tsclient/
> >>
> >>Anyone else using symbiont? Anyone else using something similar?
> >>best,
> >>dennis
> >>
> >>Matthew Ross wrote:
> >>
> >>>I'm curious of anybody has either heard of something like this, or if
> >>>they're currently working on this kind of a project?
> >>>
> >>>An interface which will allow an administrator to have easier control
> >>>over the various client options. Text based, Web based or in a graphical
> >>>X environment, It really doesn't matter, this tool would allow changes
> >>>made to machines, especially as it comes to the lts.conf file. Sound
> >>>card configuration, custom Video card settings, all on a per-client
> >>>(more specifically a per-MAC address) basis.
> >>>
> >>>If a project like this is in the works, could somebody point me toward
> >>>it? If there is no such project, I just might be ambitious enough (even
> >>>though my coding skills don't quite meet the challenge) to make a Webmin
> >>>module.
> >>>
> >>>--Matt
> >>>
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