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RE: [school-discuss] Recommended remote Linux client admin tools?
If he has to have a GUI I have set up this
http://www.cse.yorku.ca/tdb/_doc.php/userg/login/x11-from-home.html I used
Cygwin on the set up. It made the new admin there feel more at home .
[mailto:owner-schoolforge-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of David
Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2011 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [school-discuss] Recommended remote linux client admin tools?
Thanks, Dean. Great points. In my own defense, I already use the command
line. ;-), But I can always use all the help I can get!
Your suggestions are excellent. I set up that network in 2005 and it needs
rethinking, but a new system admin who's new to Linux is working there now
(I left long ago) and asked for my help. My knowledge is not as current as
I would like, so I asked here. I do appreciate your points. Very useful.
Thank you again.
On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:57 PM, Dean Montgomery <dmonty@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> SSH - with ssh-agent keys allows you to write scripts that can automate
commands accross boxes. Once you start using the linux command line you
will find it is a large-magnitude faster than clicking through GUI
applications - plus you can script/automate.
> CSSH - cluster ssh - works well with fluxbox window manager - allows you
to connect to many ssh servers at once - type commands and they appear on
all servers. Ability to watch output of commands and click on individual
screens that are not working. Also helps having multi-monitor-desktop setup
> NoMachine NX (FreeNX) - better compression/responce than VNC
> Diskless - run many computers off of one centralized server. Clients
mount their / /home file systems off of the main server.
> * update a package centrally and all machines get updated.
> * backups are central.
> * improved centralized RAID.
> * ability to grow the number inexpensive clients/hardware - e.g. quickly
add linux desktops/labs; quickly add more dansguardian/proxy nodes to load
balance; quickly add more apache web server nodes; etc.
> ----- "David Bucknell" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Dear Schoolforgers,
>> If you are successfully using a remote admin tool to install software
>> on linux clients, can you share its name/url with me/us?
>> The clients are using various versions of Fedora, but don't let that
>> limit your responses.
>> I'm trying out versions of VNC.
>> Thank you for any pointers / experience you can share.
>> David Bucknell
>> NOTE: I sent this yesterday, but didn't see it. If you already got
>> it, and want to ignore it, that's fine. I just want to see proof
>> that I sent it to the right place. ;-)
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> Dean Montgomery
> Network Support Tech./Programmer
> School District #73
NEW Office Address:
IKN E-Learning Center
91 Soi Pracha Suk, Opposite Intamarra 30 Din Daeng, Bangkok 10401
NEW Mailing Address: PO Box 90, Suthisan Post Office International Knowledge
Networks, Co., Ltd.
Din Daeng, Bangkok 10321