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I write software for a living. In spare time, I trade equities, take photos, and blog about everything on my mind.


Jan
9
comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
I think you're right. I will look into Puppet. Thank you.
Jan
9
comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
@JoelESalas, I plan to defer to your judgment... I just want to talk it out. If you combine a caching layer (if one even exists) with a policy to not boot many machines at once, do you think there would still be a problem? I estimate that >99% of root filesystem files would be cache hits. Couldn't I get an average case of requiring less than 100 KB of network transfer to get fully booted?
Jan
9
comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
@mfinni, the updates revolve around software like Firefox. I don't have to do "a lot" of updating, but it would be nice to be able to roll out a new version of a program without jumping through major hoops.
Jan
9
comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
@ewwhite, I didn't want to force everyone to read irrelevant details. Yes, the school wants Linux.
Jan
9
comment A thin client running Linux in a wireless network environment
Yes, I foresee problems with just NFS... but with a caching layer, I think it could go very well.
Nov
28
comment BYOD (accessing files) on a domain without joining?
but how are they going to authenticate in order to access the network drives? VPNing into the network gets them IP-level access to the server, but not integration with Active Directory.
Oct
17
comment Getting rid of your server in a small business environment
wow, I didn't look at the date of your comment. I thought this was a recent thread. I agree about being wary... I am still discovering issues with it.
Oct
16
comment RDP Windows 7 to Windows XP
Did you do a plain netstat (listing just connections), or netstat -an (listing listening ports)?
Oct
16
comment Getting rid of your server in a small business environment
Samba4 can facilitate Group Policy. Though you're right about WSUS.
Oct
16
comment Setting up a Linux Ubuntu Server to provide Samba, AFP and Windows Roaming Profiles
RSAT would run on your administrative computer, not on the clients. You need just one RSAT installation to manage the whole domain. For example, I have a Windows 7 laptop with RSAT installed. With it, I manage about 60 Windows XP clients.
Oct
16
comment Setting up a Linux Ubuntu Server to provide Samba, AFP and Windows Roaming Profiles
Added info about MMC snap-ins. If you find my answer useful, I encourage you to upvote it or even accept it as your answer. :-)
Oct
15
comment Nslookup - Querying my Internet Provider
@Chopper3, that's the first (and necessary) step toward downloading the Internet.
Oct
13
comment Rounding by 5 minute interval
Great solution! Just remember to handle rollovers.
Oct
11
comment How can an Administrator Discreetly View a Remote Desktop User's Session?
Ok, thank you. I appreciate the feedback.
Oct
11
comment How can an Administrator Discreetly View a Remote Desktop User's Session?
In my opinion your feedback is not constructive. It would help if you explained how to do this with RDP rather than merely saying that it's supported, and why installing VNC is odd. (Other than it's unnecessary in light of RDP's support for this...) In any case thanks for the correction. RDP is more powerful than I thought.
Oct
10
comment Making sure an image appears in appended disclaimer. Exchange 2010
What Ward said. Plus, many people (including me) configure the MUA to prefer text/plain over text/html, so we won't see any images in email.
Oct
10
comment Return value of after running sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart command
What kind of specificity are you looking for? Any process, when it exits, returns an integer as its exit code. Traditionally, zero means success, and any other value indicates an error.
Oct
10
comment BYOD (accessing files) on a domain without joining?
Thanks, @davidcl. I would be okay with using alternatives to the Microsoft technologies, such as WebDrive and ExpanDrive, but something more suitable.