Thanks so much for replying. I am starting this tomorrow !!!
The reason I think I'll do full desktop installs is that all the PC's
are identical and the spec is not good enough for a server and too
good for thin client (they had bought the gear already)...I don't want
to cannibalize the existing machines or spend anymore money.
Then again.... The school has an expansion plan to double the number
of computers. Maybe I can make 2 thin clients from 1 fat one
On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 5:26 PM, Gavin McCullagh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jul 2008, David Stalane wrote:
>> I want the kids to be able to log in from any machine in the lab
>> I want the teachers to be able to log in from any machine in the school
> Thin clients would be a very quick way to do this, but installed desktops
> have their advantages too.
>> Do I have to use server/thin client or can i do this with the desktop
>> install? i.e. having authentication and user space on just one box but
>> run all the applications locally.
> You can store /home/ on a server with NFS, then mount that directory as
> /home on each desktop. This will mean that user's files and settings are
> available from any computer.
> You can use any of a number of centralised authentication schemes (LDAP,
> NIS, AD) to allow consistent logins on any computer. I've never needed to
> make rules about which computers certain groups can login to, but I'm
> guessing that should be pretty doable.
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