Scripts to clean clean up ltsp leftovers

Matt Oquist moquist at
Sun Jun 10 18:57:37 UTC 2007

> From: "Hendrik Boshoff" <hendrikb at>
> Subject: Scripts to clean clean up ltsp leftovers
> To: <edubuntu-devel at>
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> The announcement of RC2 for SkoleLinux 3 ( mentions a few tantalizing features. The one I would most like to see included in Edubuntu is this:
> * New scripts to clean up leftover ltsp swap files and processes from abnormal shutdowns of clients and server.
> Some earlier discussions on this list mentioned /tmp filling up and orphan processes floating around.
> Are these Debian scripts the best solution? Can they be merged easily into Edubuntu?

No, these aren't the best solution. Scott Balneaves has written that

Date: Tue, 8 May 2007 04:46:14 -0500
From: Scott Balneaves <sbalneav at>
To: edubuntu-devel at
> In a flash of insight, the veil was lifted from my eyes.  We use
> tcpd (as do most programs started from inetd) to control policy to
> the nbdswapd process.
> Adding the following line to /etc/hosts.allow:
> nbdswapd: ALL: keepalive
> does what we want with no funky inetd patches!

That's the fix. Hopefully it will be added (may already be added) to
ltsp-build-client, so it won't be necessary to add it manually in the


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