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Holiday with Computer Lab Setup

It’s been a long holidays in Philippines.
I was able to visit a private school in my hometown again.
Last summer, I’ve setup their Edubuntu linux lab.

The 2 servers are compose of a LDAP and a NFS which contains a centralized
storage for students and teachers. Thirty client machines are running linux
validates through LDAP server which also acts an internet gateway.
There are two more servers replicated for standby purposes.

To setup LDAP, I’ve used
Install it on the server and for the clients.
The NFS server is simply an ldap client which is
capable to maintaining file permissions to its filesystem
when it is accessed by students from another machine.

The NFS exported its /home dir to each client machines and running backups
at the end of the week.

Several shell scripts were made for the admin user. These includes
enable/disable internet using IPTables, smbldap change password
(wrapped using expect), mass password change for students, and
backup scripts.

It’s cool to see these Linux lab running smoothly.

Just another part of my happy holidays.

Linux Lab School Project

It was around end of March when Bacolod TayTung computer lab started to be setup using Linux. The distribution to be used is SkoleLinux a debian based distro. I believe this is my way of extending and evangelizing Linux for kids. Let them learn while they are still at the young age so we will get more Linux users in the future. At the same time, the school benefits a lot in terms of financial charges accumulated by paying MicroSoft licences.

I will get back to Bacolod (City of Smiles) by end of May to see the lab is working and making sure it’s running smoothly for the students when school day starts. Hopefully, other school will follow so they will also save more money on licences. I ask them to please give Linux a try..opps..DON’T just try… USE and LOVE Linux not just because it’s free, but it is also fun and most of all full of things for students to LEARN.

Go Linux for Kids!