LTSP/ThinClient report

Fabio Massimo Di Nitto fabbione at
Fri Aug 26 00:00:14 CDT 2005

Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2005 at 08:41:18AM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:

>>  * note that you added several option like --mirror and the possibility to use
>>    /etc/ltsp/ltsp-build-client.conf while the wiki page still reports hardencoded values.
>>  I think it would be more useful to "hardcode" the values in the config
>>  file and ship it as such.  Just to avoid to trash the changes on an
>>  upgrade (for people that will edit ltsp-build-client directly)
> The config file is a new addition from a third party patch; at this point it
> is more important to keep the script simple and stable.  This is something
> to consider for after breezy.

I agree.

>>- ssh keys were ok.
>>- ltsp fails to configure tftp properly. The path to the images is correct, but
>>  #Defaults for tftpd-hpa
>>  RUN_DAEMON="no"
>>  will make the tftp not to start and clearly the clients cannot boot. Given that we start different
>>  services, this one should start too automatically.
> This is a missing dep on netkit-inetd; will fix.

Wouldn't be better to run it as daemon instead? Using inetd will pull in yet another daemon to
achieve the same functionalities of switching the RUN_DAEMON to "yes".

> I think it is probably too late for us to try to automate that piece, and
> the administrator will need to configure the firewall rules themselves.  We
> can document it, of course.

Ok, make sense. Do you want me to add notes to the wiki with some possible scenarions and iptables

>>Booting the client:
>>- Other than the problem described in
>>  that i can sometimes workaround leaveing eth1 in promisc mode, the client boots and work
>>  as expected.
> mean the workaround in initramfs-tools 0.22 did not fix it for
> you?  Try increasing the delay to 5 seconds and see if that helps.

Apparently the workaround didn't work. I will try that as soon as i will retest LTSP.


I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

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