[K12OSN] Using LTSP 4.0.1 on a Windows network

Luke Maslany l.maslany at jmc.ac.uk
Fri May 7 14:23:38 UTC 2004

I was wondering if anyone could offer any advice on the following


The student network is a mixture of Windows 2003 servers and Windows
2000 Professional clients.  DCHP is enabled.  I would like to introduce
Linux to the network.


Rather than buying (or revamping) old terminals, can I use a boot image
on an existing workstation without modifying the locally installed
content?  (I'm pretty sure that this is one of the main points of a
thin-client solution, but I thought I should check)


As disabling the DHCP services for the windows platform is not an option
(in-house restrictions), can the boot image use a DHCP config from the
Windows DHCP service?  


>From what reading I have done, is it possible to create a boot image
that obtains DHCP information from a DHCP server over none-standard
ports - an option on ROM-o-matic.net is to obtain such information over
ports 1067 and 1068, and if it is, how can the DHCP server be configured
to answer these clients?


As I have mentioned on a previous post, I am new to Linux.  If I have
missed some point of information that is needed and is glaringly obvious
by it's absence, please let me know.


Luke Maslany



Luke Maslany

l.maslany at jmc.ac.uk

Network Engineer

Network Services

Josiah Mason College



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