[K12OSN] Mixed network environment - using LTSP server for routing too

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 22:47:54 UTC 2009

Hamlesh [Personal] wrote:
> Howdy,
> Just deployed LTSP at work, loving it, solves many many many problems
> I've had in the past with overheads of reinstalling machines etc etc
> etc.
> Currently deploying it at home, for 3 users, I've read through the
> docs but struggling with one thing.
> Home setup;
>   |
>   |
>               |
>               |
>        LTSP SERVER
>               |
>           SWITCH
>              |
>         CLIENTS
> Now, ideally I'd like to use the LTSP server to both boot thin clients
> from, but also as the DHCP/DNS/gateway for other clients.  Such as my
> laptop which is also plugged into the switch (albeit via wifi).  The
> laptop picks up an IP from the LTSP DHCP server, but I can't route
> traffic through.
> What changes should I make?  I'd like any fat clients to simply treat
> it as they would the cable router, and dont want want to plug the
> devices into the cable router as i'd like to keep the network topology
> flat.

What version are you using?  If it is a K12LTSP install, it should be 
set up by default.  'service nat restart' should make sure it is running.

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com

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