[K12OSN] Need advice on network setup for school

Luis Montes luis.montes at cox.net
Mon Jul 24 03:02:45 UTC 2006

David Trask wrote:
> kyle at caliberis.com on Sunday, July 23, 2006 at 9:53 PM +0000 wrote:
>> 1) Centralized authentication and authorization - This was the main
>> benefit we received initially from moving away from computers that were
>> connected in a "workgroup" mode and implementing a Windows domain and
>> allows for much better control over the management of the workstations.
> Samba/LDAP will be your best bet here IMHO.  It's what I use....one server
> serves both platforms.  It serves as the domain controller for Windows
> (and can do roaming profiles if you're using 2000 or XP) and it also
> serves as the authentication for the Linux side as well and can store the
> users home directories and export them via NFS to mount on the K12LTSP
> server (transparently....home=home).   http://www.majen.net/smbldap

Do you use the smbldap server as the dhcp server as well? Seems like a 
good place to distribute load between multiple ltsp server nodes.


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