[K12OSN] Need help integrating LTSP Server into school network

pstech at insightbb.com pstech at insightbb.com
Tue Jan 29 15:13:13 UTC 2008


You should have a dual network card setup on your LTSP server, and what I would recommend that you do is to set up the second NIC to use DHCP and plug it into the school network. It should pick up an IP address/subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS server info. After doing this, try to access the internet from the server. You may find that your issue is resolved. 

As an alternative, you can give the NIC card a static address assuming that you get the proper IP address/default gateway/DNS server info from your IT person. 

I seriously doubt that a second connection to the internet is necessary. You should be able to connect just fine through the school network. Just make sure the the DHCP running on the LTSP server is handing out addresses **only** on the NIC card that connects to your terminals. 

Mine here is set up with 10.0.1.x network for the terminals, and the other NIC connnects to the school network with a static address in the 192.168.0.x range. I set it up with a static address as we have part of our address pool reserved for things like servers, print servers, etc.   
Hope this helps you, and good luck with things.

-Bob H. 

----- Original Message -----
From: Devry Lin <devrylin.thesageinblack at gmail.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 6:18
Subject: [K12OSN] Need help integrating LTSP Server into school network
To: k12osn at redhat.com

> I am, a high schooler, completely new to K12LTSP and haven't 
> learned much
> linux, and I am trying to get LTSP 6.0.0. to work in my school 
> for my IT
> project...
> I've gotten the LTSP to work by following the installation 
> guide, but it has
> trouble getting on the Internet. I am not directly connecting to the
> Internet, instead I have to connect through my school's network 
> that has a
> DHCP server and DNS Service (the rest of the school network runs 
> windowsmachines).
> The IT Technician told me that I would need to buy a DSL 
> connection so that
> the LTSP server is separate from the school's local network to prevent
> collisions in the services (presumably the DHCP and DNS).
> Is there anything that can be done about this problem without 
> resorting to
> buying another internet connection? Also, what should I check 
> before I plug
> the LTSP server into the network to prevent anything 
> catastrophic from
> happening (like disabling the school network)?
> Is there any other detail that is needed?
> Thanks in Advance
> Devry Lin
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