edubuntu ltsp not pretty

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Thu Sep 27 09:25:33 BST 2007


On Wed, 26 Sep 2007, Sameer Verma wrote:

> We did an install of Edubuntu 7.04 a few days ago. The clients PXEboot 
> without any setup. When I boot the clients into Windows XP, I get 
> addresses, but the internal NIC on the server does not forward to the 
> external NIC. You'll have to do that by setting up forwarding on the 
> server. When the clients boot up in PXEBoot mode, the apps all run off 
> the server, so routing to the outside is not a problem.

You definitely shouldn't need forwarding like this to boot the thin
clients.  The reason there's no forwarding set up is because the thin
clients don't have any need to connect directly outside the network.  They
just run firefox (or whatever other programs) direct on the server which
has network access.

If you are using the two network card approach (to isolate your thin
clients and their dhcp from the main network), you might need to set up
forwarding for non-thin clients to access the outside world from the
internal side.  But it probably makes more sense to just plug those regular
desktops (windows, linux or mac) into the external network directly.  Of
course, not everyone's network cabling is so flexible, so you might have to
go the other way.


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