Senior Center Computer Room

Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team ubuntu-us-md at lists.ubuntu.com
Wed Aug 15 16:43:37 BST 2007


That sparc IPX is useless, lol

Here's how I think data should be handled in this situation:
Choice 1:
Have a dedicated box w/ 2 HDs doing software raid 1 and an NFS server. I
have a fileserver at my home doing raid5 on Debian, so I could set this up
(though I don't have a pc for it). All user data (eg, home dirs) would go on
the NFS mount.

Choice 2:
Have a separate partition on the disk for all user data (eg, home dirs).
That entire partition could be rsync in a cron job across the 3 computers.
Though... I'm unsure how this works if one HD fails and starts spitting bad
data out. It could corrupt the data on the other workstations?

I'm slightly confused on the network situtation. You said you would "provide
a server/router [and] network switch". Does the center already have
computers with internet? If so, that would mean they have a router. I wasn't
sure if you were intending your dual-nic box to be a router/gateway and do
NAT. If they already have a router, then you can easily just use a switch
for the ubuntu boxes, or you may not even need to if you can get enough
connections.

Craig Younkins


On 8/15/07, Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team <ubuntu-us-md at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
>
> I have 1-2 Dell 720 printers, same as the Lexmark and two monitors I may
> be interested in getting rid of myself.
>
>
>
> Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team wrote:
> > All donations are appreciated.
> > On Wed, 2007-08-15 at 10:20 -0400, Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team wrote:
> >
> >> Can I donate a 17 inch and a 15 inch Monitor?  ( both working very well
> >> until recently when I bought a LCD)
> >> Can I also donate Lexmark Z73 all in one printer? (works well, except
> it
> >> needs printer cartridges)
> >>
> >> Currently, I have no spare PCs, but I do have a spare Sparc IPX (its
> almost
> >> useless with 500 MB disk).
> >>
> >> Please let me know, I can spare some time too if needed.
> >>
> >> Thanks
> >>
> >> -GGR
> >>
> >>
> >> On 8/15/07, Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team <ubuntu-us-md at lists.ubuntu.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> As long as I'm available on the day that this is going in I'll be more
> >>> than
> >>> happy to come out. I can also contribute a router/firewall to the
> effort
> >>> no
> >>> matter when it happens. I don't have any PCs to throw at this
> >>> unfortunately.
> >>>
> >>> On 8/15/07, Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team <ubuntu-us-md at lists.ubuntu.com>
> >>> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> The timeline is very flexible since we are donating our time and
> >>>> equipment.
> >>>> On Tue, 2007-08-14 at 23:14 -0400, Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team wrote:
> >>>>
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> >>>>> Do we have a timeline for this project?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Thanks
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Ubuntu Maryland Loco Team wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> I have offered to set up a computer room for the residents at the
> >>>>>> Oakcrest Senior Center in Catonsville. The center will provide the
> >>>>>>
> >>> DSL
> >>>
> >>>>>> connection and I wanted to provide a server/router, network switch
> >>>>>>
> >>> and
> >>>
> >>>>>> four Ubuntu  workstations. Unfortunately, due to the age of the
> >>>>>>
> >>> server
> >>>
> >>>>>> box that I am donating, it has Debian and not Ubuntu installed
> along
> >>>>>> with two network cards.
> >>>>>> I have four 17" CRT monitors and a number of old PII and PIII Dell
> >>>>>>
> >>>> boxes
> >>>>
> >>>>>> that I can contribute. I would like to have some used P4 boxes that
> >>>>>>
> >>> we
> >>>
> >>>>>> could use in place of the PII. The center will also purchase a new
> >>>>>> printer for the room.
> >>>>>> I have also offered to provide training for the residents on the
> new
> >>>>>> system. I am seeking help from the Ubuntu group in acquiring
> >>>>>>
> >>>> equipment,
> >>>>
> >>>>>> setup and training.
> >>>>>> Please advise if you would like to help with this project.
> >>>>>> Thanks
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> - --
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> >>>>>
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