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Re: [seul-edu] Opportunity to make a difference

One other thing - I have a bunch of 486s I would like to spread around to
teachers in my school that have no computers at all. These have RedHat using
gnome, and work fine in my little classroom LAN. However, each of them will
need to access the citywide network as a more or less standalone machine.
    In linux, all the login screen requires is a login name and password.
However, the school district requires the typical NT configuration of
username, password, and domain. Is there a way I can customize linux to log
on in this manner?
Dave Prentice

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Mellen <jmellen@cfl.rr.com>
To: seul-edu@seul.org <seul-edu@seul.org>
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2001 12:37 AM
Subject: RE: [seul-edu] Opportunity to make a difference

>Just a quick thought from our school district...
>I don't know whether I agree with their logic but each school does maintain
>a database of standard IP addresses. This allows the county/school to track
>which machines are accessing which content. As a student, I find the spying
>and distrust sad but as a liable admin I see where it is a big issue. Just
>something to think about.
>Jason Mellen
>Palm Bay High School
>Webmaster / TSA President / Television Producer
>Department Assistant - Vocational Education
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-seul-edu@seul.org [mailto:owner-seul-edu@seul.org]On Behalf
>> Of Dave Prentice
>> Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2001 10:13 PM
>> To: seul-edu@seul.org
>> Subject: [seul-edu] Opportunity to make a difference
>> Guys,
>>     I haven't written for a while, but I need some suggestions. I had an
>> accidental but very exciting conversation today with the
>> networking head for
>> my school district (New Orleans). He is new to the job, having
>> recently come
>> from a different city. Up til now, the Information Technology
>> department and
>> the citywide school computer operations have been in a state of
>> chaos. He is
>> trying to impose some sort of order. He explained the following situation
>> and asked for input. I told him I would ask around. (He is familiar with
>> Linux, but for political reasons can't put it into the school system as a
>> whole.)
>>     A number of schools have set up their own unauthorized LANs with
>> servers. It's my understanding that there are several different
>> versions of
>> Windows being used on these. In some cases, whoever set them up
>> put in DHCP
>> servers, but either didn't know or didn't care about how to make sure
>> acceptable IP addresses were being issued. As a result, several are
>> addresses which conflict with those coming from the school board's
>> or school-based servers. This causes conflicts and networking problems.
>> Since some of these have been running for quite a while, he
>> doesn't want to
>> have to order them to disconnect their LANs from the Internet. The angry
>> outcries would add to his woes. I suggested that he require those LANs to
>> use static addresses, but he said that then somebody would need to keep a
>> database of assigned IP addresses, adding further to the chaos.
>>     Anybody have any ideas about a strandardized way to bring the
>> LANs under
>> control? (Or any other good suggestions, while I've got his ear?)
>> Thanks,
>> Dave Prentice
>> prentice@instruction.com