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From: Stephen Liu (satimiswriteme.com)
Date: Mon Jun 17 2002 - 03:05:51 CDT
Lot of thanks for your information.
At 09:30 PM 2002/6/15 -0700, Ray wrote:
>On Fri, Jun 14, 2002 at 09:47:12AM +0800, Stephen Liu wrote:
> > Hi Ray,
> > Thanks for your response.
> > Could you please give me more detail. Or any pointer shall be
> > I am now testing a K12 Terminal Server project.
>Basically I just start with a used PC, usually 486 or Pentium based thin
>desktops but just about anything will do. I consider a 486dx33, 16M ram,
>and 400MB hard drive to be a minimum for an easy setup but you can get away
>with less if necessary. I typically add 1 network card, a pcmcia/isa
>adapter, a modem, and a second ethernet card if I need a DMZ. the modem is
>handy for a backup internet connection or to allow remote access in case
>there are problems. For software I use the Debian Linux distro. I
>temporarly attach a CD (or just clone an existing box) and choose a bare
>miimum of packages. I then add dhcp, ssh, mgetty, joe, and anything else
>that looks usefull (depending on available disk space, it's easy to over do
>it and run out of space). An alternative to a full Linux distro is one of
>the LRP (Linux Router Project) based distros. They are smaller (many fit on
>a single floppy) and there are some commercial versions that add nice gui
>config tools. These should be ok for just a router but if you want a print
>server, Squid proxy etc. a normal distro such as Debian is probably a better
>choice. If you go with Debian don't forget to check out the Books secion of
>their web site since there is at least one good free Debian book. You'll
>probably be using ipchains or iptables for firewalling and NAT. There are
>several decent config tools for these but I prefer to set them up manually.
>A google search for "iptables sample scripts" should help here.
>http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_Tourrilhes/Linux/ Linux & Wireless
>lan card support
>http://www.ltsp.org/index.php Linux Terminal
>http://www.linuxrouter.org Linux Router Project
>I hope this helps.