Yes it was a good conference and I hope to email to the list the notes I am prepairing for the UKUKUUG news letter.
One thing is for sure some companies who applied presure to BECTA
appear to be very worried about Open Source hitting them badly.
School Focus responsibility
I'm just going home from work at the moment, and will then be on two weeks
leave. I will try and get some information to you from my home E-mail account
> > As a side result of this event, it would be apprieciated if those of you
> > interested in developing Open Source School Administration systems would
> > get in contact with myself so that we can exchange ideas and
> > experiences. I'm quite prepared to make the results of my investigations
> > in this area available to anyone who is interested.
> I have done quite a lot of work in this area and would like to
> collaborate with others.
> I have currently written Delphi clients with MS SQL server.
> What have you been up to?
I was really disappointed that I had to miss the event, but I look
forward to some sort of summary on ose.org.uk. I notice
that there was an interesting mix of delegates ...
> For those of you who missed the event, don't knock Becta,
> they're treading a very fine and difficult line here.
Absolutely - agreed.
> Malcom and company need
> support, not flames, for thier work and support of Open Source.
I think the next big thing has got to be a statement of 'where can we
go from here'. Did the conference cover any sort of future path,
with any comments on what can be done to help - and perhaps
more importantly, what 'sort' of people need to be involved.
I would be interested to know what the future of the ose.org.uk
website is too. I hope this conference will give it a boost, as
a central point for information.
It is interesting to note that discussions about ose/Becta
and policies are happening here on the SuSE list - and not
on the mailing list provided by OSE - I think this is a real shame,
but - well, if a forum works, and people read it and respond, then
I guess it doesn't matter ...
Are people aware of the ose list ? Do you subscribe there too ?
Should we leave Rogers mailing list for SuSE support issues,
and continue OSE issues elsewhere (do you mind either way Roger :-) ?
Many thanks to Malcom Herbet, Becta et al for an excellent day. It was
well worth attending.
While there is obviously a lot of distrust and anxiety coming from
'those in authority' concerning Open Source, it is also obvious that the
future is also Open Source. Well done Malcom for treading the fine line
- a difficult task concerning Becta's position!
Thanks also to Martin and Damien for some excellent presentations.
For those of you who missed the event, don't knock Becta, they're
treading a very fine and difficult line here. Malcom and company need
support, not flames, for thier work and support of Open Source.
As a side result of this event, it would be apprieciated if those of you
interested in developing Open Source School Administration systems would
get in contact with myself so that we can exchange ideas and
experiences. I'm quite prepared to make the results of my investigations
in this area available to anyone who is interested.
I've decided to set up a SuSE based file server. All I want is Samba so I
did a minimal install (SuSE 6.4) and added Samba 2.0.7
I now realise that quotas are not added by default. I've added "quota" but
it warns me that the kernel must support them. How do I find out if my
kernel does and then how do I activate them?
I assume a change must be made to fstab but what?
I've also seen reference to user and group quota templates but they are
also a mystery - where do they go and what do they consist of?
Do any list members have experience of running a UPS (uninterruptible power
supply) under Linux?
Which UPS do you use?
How do I configure the Linux server to do a proper shutdown when the UPS
Thanks in anticipation.
CCCS, Oxford and St Ives, Haslemere
You may already have these...
Versions available - as pasted from VNC Site
LINUX 2.x for x86
(3.3.3 is glibc only)
Solaris 2.5 (SPARC)
Windows 9x/2000/NT(Intel Win32)
Beta - 68K processor
(Beta viewer) NB: Stuffit 5.5 needed to unpack! - PPC processor
(Beta) NB: Stuffit 5.5 needed to unpack!
DEC Alpha OSF1 3.2
Windows CE 2.x
Beta viewer (50K) - SH3 processor - MIPS processor
VNC 'manager' & a "user unfriendly" server for windows
> From: David Willmor <jd99(a)hayes.kent.sch.uk>
> To: SuSE Mail List <suse-linux-uk-schools(a)suse.com>
> Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Print Server
> Date: 22 July 2000 10:33
> We are currently implementing a new Learning Resources Centre with 100
> PC's running Windows 98. We are looking for a way for all machines to
> their printouts to a single machine which a member of staff can use to
> a specific non-networked printer.
I need to extend my school's network beyond the 254 IP numbers I'm using -
based on 172.19.50.x
This network includes a router which links through an ISDN line to an LEA
Is the best way to achieve this to split the network into 2 segment and
use a Linux machine and Masquerading to link them together.
ie.- leave the bulk of the machines on 172.19.50.x
use 192.168.0.x for the others
use two NICs in the Linux machine, 1 for each subnet
Will this allow the machines on 192.168.0.x to access *all* the services
on the main network?
Could anyone tell me if it is possible to filter websites based on the site URL. We use RM's IFL internet connection so most of the nasties are taken out at source but it would be useful to add our own filtering if possible.
Thanks in advance
The Purbeck School
I have been playing around with a 486 as an
X terminal, and have been setting up XDM
to manage it. I have started a 'mini howto'
document that I will be submitting to the LDP.
As there has been some interest here in
the past about this topic (and several of
you have done the same) - I thought that
some of you would be interested in
commenting on my draft document.
Any comments or additions would be
most welcome. This is aimed at
configuring XDM really - I do not cover
setting up diskless X terminals themselves
(as this is covered in the existing
'thin-client' howto document).
The draft is on my LUG project pages :