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Re: [K12OSN] Mass remote login to computer lab systems



On Fri, 2008-02-01 at 16:18 -0800, Hung Phan wrote:
> WOL is something we are working on too for the lab but the current
> issue is to send the login credential to 40 remote systems. The
> teacher wants to log into 40 systems at the beginning of every testing
> period to save time. We accomplish something like this on the Mac by
> scripting but not sure about Linux. May be someone have a better
> solution? We are open to all solution: open source, script, or
> commercial.
> 
<rant>
At the risk of sounding like a jerk, why are the teachers incapable of
instructing the students on how to log into the machines. It takes all
of 15 seconds and is a valuable part of the learning process. I've seen
first graders happily logging into their own account using a username
and password. I've also seen teachers unable to access their email
because they can't remember to look at the caps-lock key.
</rant>

If the teachers can't make that work just setup the machines for
autologin and do a wake on LAN startup. Now they are always running and
ready for use by anyone who sits down.

If the schools are going to be able to effectively use this tremendous
technology upgrade to Linux thin clients (or Linux at all) the
technologists who make it happen have to raise the bar on the knowledge
expectations of the teachers. The kids will generally be running circles
around the teachers in a week on new tech in the classroom. The teachers
MUST step up and gain at the barest minimum a functional foundation of
computers. Linux systems are extremely powerful tools and training of
teachers of good practices and habits is mandatory.
> 
> Thank you very much,
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Feb 1, 2008, at 4:08 PM, Conrad Lawes wrote:
> 
> > If your client PCs support Wake-On-LAN or Remote Wake-up, you can
> > "wake them up" at a  specific time.
> > 
> > W-O-L is  normally a feature that is enabled/disabled from the
> > system BIOS.
> > 
> > 
> > 2008/2/1 Hung Phan <phanh canby k12 or us>:
> >         Hello, folks
> >         
> >         
> >         We are stump at this moment to provide a solution for mass
> >         remote login to 40 computer labs at any given time. We found
> >         solution for mass auto-login but nothing else. 
> >         Have anyone found a solution for similar issue?
> >         
> >         
> >         Thank you very much for your advice,
> >         
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> Hung Phan
> Network Specialist
> Canby School District
> 1859 S Township
> Canby, OR 97013
> 503-266-0010
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