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Re: [school-discuss] Portable applications & VPN services
Would this be something like a USB stick booting a VPN enable Linux
distro that would then mount a drive? That might be easier than all the
programming overhead that would have to go on using a USB drive as a VPN
authenticator. I believe a discussion just happened here about a VPN
live CD. Could this be modified to boot from USB and mount a specified
/home folder after setting up a VPN connection?
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Aptenix LLC-Desktop Solutions
New Market, MD
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WRT to my previous post on SimDesk, I'm wondering about alternatives for
small schools ... like using Portable Applications on a cross-platform
USB stick that was set up to access one of those commercial VPN
services. I'm thinking of how a school's students could carry a
Portable Applications USB stick to a library and log into the school's
VPN site. They'd essentially be able to access their personal /home
directory (akin to Karoshi's Moodle implementation, but on a
desktop-on-VPN base, not web-based like Moodle).
IF a small school were to try to function w/ a minimum of
infrastructure, could it be done this way? And how hard would it be for
a larger school to implement its own VPN capacity? Are there security &
Commercial VPN services:
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