some questions

Jim Kronebusch jim at
Mon Jul 30 16:42:23 BST 2007

On Mon, 30 Jul 2007 16:26:15 +0200, Kai Wüstermann wrote
> Moin!
> Before i persuade the teachers in our elementary school of using
> edubuntu with ltsp i have some questions:
> 1. User management
> The user management coming with edubuntu is nice, i you only have a few
> user. Is there something special for schools that manage users and
> groups for classes and teachers?

I install Webmin on all of my servers and use the Webmin User and Group management. 
Webmin gives you the ability to do batch uploads, modifications, or deletions from a
text file.  This should do everything you need with many users.

> 2. Group management
> We need three classes of users: pupils, teachers and admins. They should
> have different menus and rights at the system:
> pupils: only can change their own password
> teachers: can add and remove users from their class, manage internet
> access
> admins: are allowed to everything (group wheel)
> Is there a working solution?

Check into Sabayon.  I have not had as much time as I would like to play with this but I
believe it will handle everything you need.

> 3. Printers
> We have a computer lab and many classes with one or two clients in.
> There is a printer in the lab and one in every class. How do I manage,
> that the user automatically uses the printer which is connected to a
> client in the room he is in?

I am not sure how to do this and need a solution to this as well.  I would like to see
the printer list generated by Mac Address of the client.  Then I can create groups of
mac addresses assigned to each lab and show only printers available in the same lab as
the respective clients.

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