School-lab and security

Gerald W. Carter cartegw at Eng.Auburn.EDU
Wed Feb 25 18:18:02 GMT 1998

>   I recently started teaching physics in a school: we have a lab with 
> several computer, a novell netware system and NO ONE to run it: result
> no one even understand how to change the passwd and so on (is not
> teacher's job, they call assistance for that ;-(

Usually that falls under the "and whatever duites are deemed necessary"
in your job description ;)

>   I would like to put samba instead (I use it at the universuty and know
> how to run it):
>   1. Is there something I loose?

Since no one can run the Novell network at the moment you can't loose
something you don't have.

>   2. Is there a way to lock the configuration of win95 so thay the
> 	students cannot change it at they're will? This second question 
>	is not direcly related to samba but is *very* important to us:
> 	which is solution at these problems in win95 "logic"?

See for a product called "Stop Light ELS".  In
effect it allows you to place a permissioned file system on top of FAT. 
Works very well ( i maintain 4 - 6 windows 95 public access labs at a
University in addition to faculty PC's ).  

If you decide to go with Stop Light, I have a fairly secure ( as secure
as Windows 95 can be ) setup.  Very solid with about 2,000 going through
every quarter.

Lab configuration
	dual 50MHz Sparc 10 Solaris 2.5.1 with 128Mb RAM
	46 Windows 95 OSr1 clients
	Samba 1.9.17p4

Hope this helps
                            Gerald ( Jerry ) Carter	
Engineering Network Services                           Auburn University 
jerry at   

       "...a hundred billion castaways looking for a home."
                                  - Sting "Message in a Bottle" ( 1979 )

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