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Re: One login for multiple machines

Subject: Re: One login for multiple machines
From: NoOp
Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 16:21:22 -0800
On 03/08/2007 01:07 PM, Brian Fahrlander wrote:
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> NoOp wrote:
>> On 03/08/2007 02:00 AM, H.S.Rai wrote:
>>> I am setting up a lab, and proposing to have dual boot, ubuntu and
>>> MSXP. For Ubuntu bases setup, I want student should able to sit on any
>>> machine, get authenticated from remote server (thus not need to create
>>> user on every machine), gets his home directory served from some
>>> server, able to run applications from local machine with data accessed
>>> and stored from his remote home directory.
>>> May you suggest me what need to be installed on Server, and how client
>>> need to be configured (may be with some additional softwares.)
>>> Simple advise and pointer to article, howto or tutorial will be more
>>> than enough.
>>> Thanks in advance,
>> You might want to have a look at XDMCP, see:
>> http://easylinux.info/wiki/Ubuntu:Edgy#Remote_Login_via_XDMCP
>> <http://mparise.wordpress.com/2006/03/01/using-xdmcp-with-ubuntu-or-any-other-gdm-running-distro/>
>> [http://preview.tinyurl.com/yryhkm]
>> http://www.google.com/search?q=ubuntu+%2BXDMCP
>     I considered this; it's part-n-parcel of what makes LTSP so usable.
>     This requires a local, high-speed network; 10base-T, especially if
> it's poorly configured or there are bad wire-joins will only allow for
> about 12 workstations before it's unusable.  And if any one person uses
> an interesting screensaver, all suffer a great deal.
>      And a biggie around here; sound.  Sound is an integral part of
> watching a movie, listening to the collection, or playing games. When
> you're using the XDMCP, *everything* runs on the host, other than the
> code to translate keyclicks and mouse-clicks. It also means the sound
> plays on the host; probably not what you're looking for.  ESD was
> supposed to solve this problem, but there's work left to do.  You'll
> understand when you put it into practice.
>     But understand that I came to this conclusion because XDMCP, NIS,
> and X-terminals didn't give what I needed, nor were they really simple
> or reliable. So I bit-the-bullet and started reading about LDAP.

Interesting. Thanks I'll check into that. I've not actually used XDMCP
myself, just thought that the OP might find it useful for what he was
looking for (I just VPN & VNC).

For the OP: this might be helpful

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