[K12OSN] wild speculation on K12LTSP's future

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Sat Feb 26 01:55:22 UTC 2005

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005, Les Mikesell wrote:

> On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 18:13, Eric Harrison wrote:
>> Yesterday, Jim and Matt flew out to Portland and the three of us spent
>> all day hacking on code, talking about how LTSP works, the
>> needs/concerns of distribution developers, etc, etc.
> I always like to see someone take a simple idea and beat it
> into the ground.  Has anyone considered cascading the netboot
> process for the servers too?  That is, set up a machine on the
> 'outside' network to pxe boot the k12ltsp servers  (could be the
> same as the home/authentication server) so the servers could be
> diskless or just have local swap and have no extra setup required
> for any number of them.

We didn't beat this specific idea into the ground, but it falls within
a bigger problem set that we looked at. So in theory, yes. In practice,
we'll see ;-)


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