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@bbhs.suffolk.sch.uk To: email@example.com 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 interest. 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 than me.
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
Looking forward to hearing from someone soon
Des Reynolds BBHS Lowestoft