[K12OSN] Feature request for K12LTSP 5.1

Steven Santos steven at simplycircus.com
Mon Jun 19 00:39:05 UTC 2006

This was sugested a while back (2003?).  It was a good idea then, and its a
good idea now.

Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com]On
> Behalf Of Burke Almquist
> Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 4:55 PM
> To: Support in schools. list for opensource software
> Subject: [K12OSN] Feature request for K12LTSP 5.1
> One thing I thought would be useful, given the expansion of LDAP, is
> the inclusion of more/different default install options in K12LTSP.
> 	What would be nice is something similar to what Skolelinux
> has. You
> can install a Main server, an LTSP server, a Combiserver(Main server
> + LTSP),  a workstation, or a standalone. If you install the Main
> server profile it acts as a SAMBA. LDAP, and NFS /home server out of
> box, no LTSP, just a server. The Combiserver is both a main and LTSP
> server in one (For installations that only would use one server). The
> LTSP only setup gives you an LTSP server that gets it's home and
> authentication from a main server. Workstation is essentially the
> LTSP server install without the LTSP portion (still uses NFS /home
> and LDAP from the main server. And the standalone mode is basically a
> fedora desktop install.
> 	Given the increasing nontechnical audience of K12LTSP, which I was
> reminded of this week at the NCLINUX conference, I think this would
> be an extremely helpful new feature. I know Eric is a pretty busy
> guy, but I thought I should at least mention this idea. Im not really
> a programmer, so I don't know how much help I'd be, but I'd sure like
> to help make it happen. I know I'd use that kind of feature.
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