[Ltsp-discuss] Announcing Epoptes, a computer lab management and monitoring tool

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 14:27:30 UTC 2011


I am getting an error when trying to run the latest version of epoptes.
Specifically, it says my account is not a member of the epoptes group.
However, that is not the case, see the output from the terminal session

david.hopkins at ncslts1:~$ epoptes
User david.hopkins must be a member of group epoptes to run epoptes.
david.hopkins at ncslts1:~$ groups
Domain Users epoptes
david.hopkins at ncslts1:~$ tail -1 /etc/group
david.hopkins at ncslts1:~$ cat /etc/default/epoptes
# The port where the server will be listening on, and where the client will
# to connect to. For security reasons it defaults to a system port, 569.

# Epoptes server will use the following group for the communications socket.
# That means that any user in that group will be able to launch the epoptes
# and control the clients.

The epoptes service is running. I am confused about why this doesn't seem to

Dave Hopkins
Newark Charter School
Newark Del

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM, Alkis Georgopoulos <alkisg at gmail.com>wrote:

> >From http://www.epoptes.org:
> Epoptes is an open source (GPL3) computer lab management and monitoring
> tool. It allows for screen broadcasting and monitoring, remote command
> execution, message sending, imposing restrictions like screen locking or
> sound muting the clients and much more!
> It can be installed in Ubuntu based labs that may contain any
> combination of the following: LTSP servers, thin and fat clients, non
> LTSP servers, standalone workstations, NX clients etc. It should also
> work in Debian based labs but that hasn't been tested yet.
> It's is a partial rewrite of an older application called sch-scripts,
> which has been successfully used the last year in about 250 Greek
> schools. Epoptes already has a lot of features, but a lot more are
> planned, and it's being developed at a very fast pace. It'll hopefully
> be included in the Debian/Ubuntu archives in their next releases. It's
> maintained by IT teachers and students, so it should be around for a
> long time!
> Hope some people that had a hard time making iTalc work will find it
> useful!
> Alkis Georgopoulos
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