[ILUG] Network Field Test
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Fri Nov 22 00:11:04 GMT 2002
Looking for volunteers...
You know how I've been going on about this African linux network project
for some time now. Well, it's finally approaching completion (I wish!).
Now, before I ship it out to Malawi (on its own), I'd like to put it
through its paces her in Dublin. With that in mind, I'm trying to come up
with a venue for a field test. If I can arrange that, I'd like to invite
10 or 15 volunteers to come along and pound some keyboards and generally
put the system through a few hoops. I'm looking for ordinary user types
to do ordinary user stuff and see if all works happily.
In addition, I'd like to get one or two sysadmin/security types to come
along (with a laptop) and to poke around the system looking fo holes and
generally laughing at my hopelessly naive security measures.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the project, it consists of a
pair of Duron900 servers (bought) with 40Gb RAID1 disks and 30 intel P166
clients (donated by PCI Ireland). The servers are running RH7.2 with NIS,
NFS, postfix, iptables, apache (internally), squid (maybe). The clients
are identical, kickstart built, using DHCP, NIS and NFS for all the
networking stuff. Central user admin / authentication.
The system is going out to a third level college (actually, it's a Jesuit
Seminary) in Malawi. The college currently runs 3 or 4 386 class machines
with MS Win3.1 and one something or other running Win98 (staff only). The
project is a combination of a charitable assistance effort and a linux
evangelisation. People currently involved are: Me (server design and
implementation), Mick Keeney (liason with PCI Ireland and client machine
OS rollout). A number of others have expressed interest and have offered
assistance of one sort or another.
If enough people are interested, we could extend it to a BYOB
installfest / distro sharing meeting. That would depend on the venue
though and on whether enough of us guru types were prepared to come along
and help out.
I don't have a date yet (or a venue for that matter) but I'm hoping to do
it one Saturday before christmas.
 Bring Your Own Box
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
Domestic Sysadmin :-)
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