[K12OSN] Tell me why this doesn't work

Henry Burroughs hburroughs at HHPREP.ORG
Tue Jun 15 15:45:38 UTC 2004

oops... I should have paid better attention to the content "OS X and
XServe" (googling XServe would have helped too) in the post.. heh... 
That's a better solution on OSX than what I was throwing at you... but
it probably would work giving OSX is UNIX based. :-)


> From: k12osn at collinsoft.com
> To: Support list for opensource software in schools. <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Tell me why this doesn't work
> Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 21:12:26 -0400
> On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, David Trask wrote:
> > "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
> > writes:
> > >Anyway, our file servers run OS X server, offering authentication for the 
> > >Macs and LTSP over LDAP and run as a PDC for our Windows clients. The
> > >macs 
> > >mount the home directories over AFP, LTSP over NFS, and the Windows 
> > >clients use SMB. The students can go to any machine in the building and 
> > >log in and automatically have access to their files. As soon as I test an 
> > >AppleWorks solution for LTSP this summer, I'll be a happy man.
> > 
> > I actually have a dual processor Xserve with 512 mb RAM and a couple
> > HD's....more on the way.  any idea how well the Xserve will serve LTSP
> > homes via NFS?  Do you have a how-to for setting this up?
> (I'm at home and don't have access to Workgroup Manager, so this 
> directions might be a little off.)
> No real how-to. In Workgroup Manager I shared out the users home 
> sharepoint with NFS to the ltsp server. Mounted the share in 
> /Network/Servers/servername/Users since that is the homedir option set in 
> ldap for our users.
> Performance seemed ok, but we only have 20 ltsp clients. They were 
> mounting over a 100mbps connection. I'm looking at adding a gigabit card 
> this summer to speed up file access.

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