We managed to get Netscape talking to our proxy in under 10 minutes start
to dialup. That's the easy bit - just set up the 'proxy' options in
netscape (you'll need to know the IP address and port settings for your
proxy). Enter the proxy IP address and *appropriate* port addresses in the
boxes and apply the changes. Saving files, in other than the default mode
(local disk), requires a bit more effort. We are still working on getting
our users access to our NT server (for their home directories) safely, but
surfing seems to happen quite easily.
Like you, we have several 486's - and are working toward thin-client design
for these. I will post when we have any movement on this.
From: DCR <DCR(a)bbhs.suffolk.sch.uk>
Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Looking for some serious help.
Date: 29 February 2000 12:03
Okay I have been reading this list for a couple of weeks with increasing
Now I have a rough plan of what I want to do with my Linux set up, and I
need some guidance from all of you that seeem to be so much more advanced
At the moment we have a Linux server running Suse 6.1 which acts as our
proxy server controlling internet access. We also have a NT network
which is our main network.
Now what i want is to set up some machines that run directly from the
server, that run the kde desktop and are able to surf
the internet. That
all they have to do, I don't want them to access
the main network or run
any other applications, just be able to surf the net and possibly safe
files to disk.
Now what i need to know is how hard this will be and what sort of
I have a cupboard full of old 486's in various states of disrepair and
hoping to be able to put these to some use. I am
particularly keen to use
them as diskless terminals if possible.
So now what i need is a very friendly soul or souls who would be willing
help talk me through all this, in exchange for
infinite thanks and any
the other things i do
Looking forward to hearing from someone soon