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Re: [K12OSN] OT-Multiple Knoppix and hostnames

ssh tranquility net wrote:
There are approximately 500 machines on their network, they won't want to suddenly trust DHCP to "something new".

If you can get someone to add the extra options to the existing DHCP server, you don't have to change the server itself.

I know that dust will be a problem on CD's as well, but it perhaps won't be as destructive as it is to a floppy. So far, they are hellbent on the machines being standalone. They understand the terminal server concept and benefits, but things are already spread out pushing the limits of Cat5 length now, and there's three shifts working around these machines.

If the clients were all in one location, using a 2-NIC server setup would solve all your problems. If you have to run with a single nic over your backbone you can test the concept without changing anything by booting a machine into knoppix with 'knoppix 2' at the boot prompt so it doesn't start X automatically, then use 'X -query server_name_or_IP' to start X with the desktop running on the server. If that works the way you want, you should be able to remaster knoppix to always start that way. Whatever problem you thought you might have with identical hostnames won't be a problem in this scenario. It might be even better to build a custom thinstation CD that would run NX, especially if you don't have a gig backbone.

  Les Mikesell
   les futuresource com

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