--- Alan Loughlin <loughlina(a)swalcliffepark.co.uk> wrote:
When I talk about locking files down, to me that
access and controlling what they see. I really just going by what I
at the moment in group policy, as this is what I know.
There's a few ways you can do this -- you could change a $USER's
primary group to something you have created that then is only
associated with various items you want them to see (crude). You'd be
better of with LDAP, if that's possible though.
Menu locking and altering from a central location
Menu locking would best be done via changing perms on ~/.kde or
Home folder located on a server
Many ways you can do that. Samba, for instance.
Authentication from a Linux server basically replace
directory, as I
won't need it if my workstations are a Linux distro.
Taking drive visibly away from the file manager so
they just see
folder and any shares
You can lock them in, using a variety of methods, although restricting
users in this way has always been a bit of a black art. You could use
a chroot-jail, but this would involve having to recreate a lot of the
top-level directories within one's $HOME -- something that's probably
not desireable. You might get away with setting their shell to
'rbash', if you want to really lock them down.
Replace roaming profiles with Linux version (are all
Scripts or a method to ensure printers for each room
are setup for
in that room with the ability to have some printers roam with certain
CUPS + Samba can do this.
Kiosk seems the way to go, but does this have to be
run on every
client? All my pcs are decent, except they have windows on them at
The kiosk would have to run on every client, unless you centralised it
so that the Xserver was running on another machine, and the clients
connected to it (think XDCMP). But this would probably create a
bottleneck and a very hughload on the server running the Xserver. I'd
probably just keep the kiosk running on the local workstation, along
with KDE (if you went for that particular desktop environment, of
Is the webmin environment good for network management?
likes of what Im trying to achieve?
Not really. I really have a hatred for webmin, but it really isn't
appropriate, in my opinion, for your needs here.
I really like xfce, it's a pity it doesn't
seem it has anything like
But you can lock it down. You can do the same thing with FVWM as well.
The only problem is that it requires some time to put everything in
I have used a few distros at home, suse, ubuntu,
kubuntu (same I
fedora and more recently simply mepis. I've stayed with mepis purely
the setup for my wireless adaptor was completely flawless and hasn't
working since. And its a really good distro, in my opinion...
I've heard some nice things about it. One thing they do which I
thought is a nice touch is they prelink openoffice so that it loads
From tinkering with Linux and collection of info, I
think (based on
knowledge) that the set should be as follows:
Central authentication/management server - 2 for redundancy/load
would be nice.
That would be an intresting project to work on.
File server - backed up every night to dds4 drive -
could be on same
There's many programs you can use for this -- I use 'Amanda', although
theres rsync and friends.
Intranet/antivirus management server - non critical
files also stored
Windows server with terminal services - I still need to run 4 windows
successmaker, Pass for windows, phoenix and epar
Internet filtering server - cachepilot, censornet,
to be properly assessed)
Yup - things have moved on a lot since I last setup squid properly in a
working environment. You'll get plenty of help here on that.
Linux fat client workstations - school wide based
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