Fw: terminal servers
eheil at patmedia.net
Fri Nov 7 17:13:09 EST 2003
----- Original Message -----
From: "Luke Davis" <ldavis at shellworld.net>
To: "Erik Heil" <eheil at patmedia.net>; "Speakup is a screen review system for
Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: terminal servers
> That's pretty much where I was about to go.
> The base system needs to be am image that can be dumped directly to each
> Everything other than that--/usr, /bin, /sbin, /home, and so on, can be
> NFS mounted.
> The matter of /etc and /var comes to mind.
> It might be good to have these NFS mounted as well, but resident on the
> server, and spesific to each terminal. (with /etc. You would only have
> to do it with parts of /var, I believe, such as /var/log, /var/lock,
> /var/run, etc..)
> On Fri, 7 Nov 2003, Erik Heil wrote:
> > Hi, Alex. What you would want to do is have all of the clients boot via
> > bootp server which you would configure on your server. In order for
> > be successful the client machines must have a PXE-capable NIC and the
> > BIOS must support booting via TCP/ip. You would use NFS to export
> > /usr, etc. to the client machines so they would have access to any
> > directories on the server you would want. As far as making the machines
> > boot, you would create an image directory on the server that would
> > the kernel, etc. the machines would need. I'll try and dig up some
> > for you here, but this should get you pointed in the right place.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Alex Snow" <alex_snow at gmx.net>
> > To: <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
> > Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 3:17 PM
> > Subject: terminal servers
> > > Hi all. I have a lot of crap hardware around here I can probably turn
> > > into some really low-end machines. I would like to use these machines
> > > mostly 486dx's and early pentiums as diskless terminals.
> > > I took a look at the ltsp but it doesn't seem like it will run on
> > > slackware. Does anyone know where I could look to get started on
> > > up a terminal server and it's clients?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?
> > >
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