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AdsAuth 17 Dec 2004 - 16:27 - r3 DavidCollie
As discussed in LoginAuthentication there are currently three methods of authentication available. I have been investigating a fourth possibility, which uses samba ...  
AptConf 21 Jun 2007 - 19:00 - r9 DavidCollie
When running a server you must compromise between stability and having the most up to date software. The setup that follows will have the base system running Debian ...  
AptProxyConf 13 May 2005 - 20:11 - NEW DavidCollie
DEFAULT ;; All times are in seconds, but you can add a suffix ;; for minutes(m), hours(h) or days(d) ;; Server IP to listen on ;address 192.168.0.254 ;; Server ...  
AptProxyDapper 15 Aug 2006 - 20:26 - NEW AlexBencz
Apt Proxy and Ubuntu Dapper Drake There appears to be an with the way Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) requests packages. This prevents apt proxy from working correctly ...  
Aptconf 16 Nov 2004 - 18:25 - NEW DavidCollie
APT::Default Release "stable"; DavidCollie 16 Nov 2004  
BazaarUsage 05 Jul 2007 - 17:36 - r5 DavidCollie
Revision Control A revision control system is often required for maintaining source code or configuration files. Commonly used systems include CVS, Subversion, and ...  
Boothstatspy 06 Jul 2005 - 14:35 - NEW DavidCollie
#!/usr/bin/python # Written by David Collie # Copyright 2005 David Collie # Takes the filtered output from the tinyproxy logs and generates nice looking # statistics ...  
BuildConf 27 Aug 2004 - 20:08 - NEW CoryCater
################################################ ### Thinstation Build Config ### ################################################ # Bus Modules module agpgart ...  
CIFSAndQuotas 24 Jul 2007 - 18:19 - NEW DavidCollie
The version of Samba being used for ecfile1 and ecfile2 is from the 2.X branch. This branch appears to have trouble working with the latest CIFS code in Linux. Instead ...  
Cfengine 05 Jul 2007 - 18:32 - r6 DavidCollie
Cfengine Full documentation of cfengine along with several papers are available from the homepage. Cfengine is used by linxus to provide a framework for configuring ...  
CfengineClasses 26 Sep 2006 - 19:36 - r5 AlexBencz
Cfengine Classes/Scripts In general, each class currently useable for configuring hosts via cfengine can be grouped into one of two categories. The first is composed ...  
ConfigurationsAndModifications 26 Jan 2007 - 04:14 - r4 JanosMartonosi
System Configurations /etc/ inittab /etc/rc.d/ This directory contains the startup scripts. These scripts are called by init , which is in turn called by the kernel ...  
CustomApplets 05 Jul 2007 - 18:22 - r2 DavidCollie
The quota applet has been re written in Python to provide users with a graphical front end to the results of df . DavidCollie 05 Jul 2007 There was only really ...  
CustomChrome 28 Jun 2005 - 13:04 - r2 DavidCollie
@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); #navigator toolbox / remove entries from view menu / menu label "View" menu label ...  
DataDestroyer 10 Dec 2004 - 15:33 - r2 DavidCollie
# DATADESTROYER version 0.9 David Collie # should be run daily to check for any users who haven't logged into linxus # in more than three days. Any home directories ...  
DebianSarge 30 Mar 2005 - 16:48 - r2 CoryCater
CoryCater 30 Mar 2005 1. PamMount Install (Under debian it became necessary to add an su wrapper for this program to work correctly) 2.  
DebianTesting 05 Jul 2007 - 17:40 - r16 DavidCollie
This information will be merged back into TechnicalDocs since linxus has moved to Ubuntu. The following list will outline the configuration done with Debian. I ...  
DistroInstall 24 Jul 2007 - 13:46 - r7 DavidCollie
Ubuntu stable is currently used by Engineering Computing and a Debian based distribution will be used for the near future. A variety of factors lead to this decision ...  
EngInfo 21 Nov 2006 - 21:52 - r2 JanosMartonosi
link points to the information pages shown by Engineering Computing's information displays. !JavaScript is required for the page to load correctly. Popups must also ...  
EngSocInfo 21 Nov 2006 - 21:53 - r4 JanosMartonosi
EngSocInfo The Engineering Society (!EngSoc) has been planning to deploy an electronic information display similar to that of Engineering Computing's EngInfo system ...  
EngSocRequirements 23 Nov 2006 - 16:01 - r3 JanosMartonosi
EngSoc's Requirements The electronic information display is required to display a set of webpages edited by !EngSoc. For this purpose, it is crtitical that the computer ...  
FirefoxLockdown 15 Nov 2004 - 21:26 - r12 DavidCollie
Firefox was chosen as the kiosk browser because of the extensions available for it and the ease with which it's user interface can be manipulated. Three extensions ...  
FirefoxProfile 17 Jul 2006 - 18:46 - NEW AlexBencz
By default, Firefox allows for 50MB of space to be used for temporary cache. This can cause problems since the current profile quota is 20MB. To change this default ...  
FirewallScript 09 Jun 2005 - 21:42 - r2 DavidCollie
#!/bin/sh # firewall.sh called at system startup # insert ip connection tracking to do stateful firewalling insmod ip conntrack iptables F iptables X default # create ...  
FirstTimeConfig 03 Jun 2005 - 20:37 - r7 DavidCollie
I am no longer actively pursuing this avenue of development and am instead focusing my efforts on the livecd. This functionality has been incorporated into the booth ...  
FreeNX 08 Oct 2008 - 16:01 - r4 SteveCarr
NoMachine has a software package called NXServer that works in conjunction with ssh and X11. It uses clever caching, compression, and encryption to drastically increase ...  
FullyAutomaticInstallation 08 Sep 2005 - 19:11 - r4 DavidCollie
Overview is designed to automate the installation of a Debian system so that a system administrator can perform unattended installations. There is a a http://www ...  
GentooInstall 21 Feb 2005 - 20:45 - NEW Main.bfkeats
Gentoo Install on linxus101 Stared on Feb. 21, 2005 Gentoo was installed on a dual Xeon blade server assigned the name linxus101.uwaterloo.ca. This will be our linux ...  
GnomeSetup 03 Jun 2005 - 15:31 - r6 DavidCollie
Gconf is very particular about locking files when logging in and logging out. It creates several files in tmp that it wasn't able to lock fast enough with the default ...  
GtkMozEmbed 17 May 2007 - 16:02 - NEW DavidCollie
There is a bug in the latest version of python gnome2 extras related to gtkmozembed. When using it in a widget it will cause a segmentation fault. The fix to this ...  
HardDriveInstall 16 Jun 2005 - 16:56 - r3 DavidCollie
I have not tested or used the harddrive installer for Damn Small Linux. In the future I may consider ensuring it works but for my current needs it is not useful. ...  
HomeDirectoriesAndMounting 15 Apr 2009 - 16:48 - r11 SteveCarr
Intro The problem with home directories. If you're reading this you probably now that on most NIX based systems including Linux that a user's home directory is where ...  
HostClassConfig 18 Sep 2006 - 20:20 - r4 AlexBencz
Managing Linxus Hosts With cfengine in place as a method of keeping client machines properly configured, some method must be employed to manage which hosts will receive ...  
IPFilter 05 Jul 2007 - 18:40 - r2 DavidCollie
The preliminary firewall script can be found in the repository under linxus scripts. It currently consists of a basic firewall that allows free flow of traffic local ...  
InactivityScript 07 Dec 2004 - 17:35 - r3 DavidCollie
#!/bin/bash # inactivity.sh David Collie # checks for screen blanking, when this occurs wait one minute before killing # firefox, thus restarting X PATH /bin:/sbin ...  
InittabConfig 22 Nov 2004 - 18:19 - r4 DavidCollie
# The default runlevel. id:5:initdefault: # Boot time system configuration/initialization script. # This is run first except when booting in emergency ( b) mode. si ...  
InstallUsingPreseed 06 Sep 2006 - 03:27 - r4 AlexBencz
Preseeding Remastering a Preseed CD To remaster an Ubuntu CD with the linxus preseed files, first choose a work directory (e.g. /tmp/remaster ) and mount the source ...  
JabberServer 11 Feb 2005 - 21:32 - r4 CoryCater
Jabber Server Configuration Picking a Server At the moment there are two real canidates for servers. Jabberd2 and ejabbered are both completely Open Source servers ...  
KDEAndMatlab7 28 Nov 2005 - 18:59 - r3 AlexBencz
KDE and Matlab 7 on linxus Fixed Oct. 31 2005 Matlab appears to maintain it's own version of the Qt GUI library at /usr/local/matlab/bin/glnx86 . Since new versions ...  
KdeSetup 20 Sep 2004 - 17:10 - r2 DavidCollie
Some sensible defaults were created for KDE by using the menudrake menu editing tool and by modifying the system wide config files. Under /usr/share/config system ...  
KioskCreation 13 Oct 2005 - 15:19 - r40 SteveCarr
General Setup The first step when creating the kiosk was to determine a suitable distribution that could install a minimal set of packages. For this purpose the Debian ...  
KioskDm 29 Oct 2004 - 20:15 - r2 DavidCollie
#! /bin/sh # kiosk display manager that will be called from inittab PATH /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin cd /home rm rf /home/guest tar ...  
KioskSession 12 Oct 2004 - 15:42 - r2 DavidCollie
#!/bin/sh # the kiosk session used by the display manager # runs as user guest PATH /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin cd /home rm rf /home ...  
KioskSetup 09 Nov 2006 - 00:38 - r24 DavidCollie
Currently the booth scripts have been incorporated into a Knoppix based livecd. This allows users to run straight from the cd or install to the hard drive by booting ...  
KioskToDo 28 Jul 2005 - 18:51 - r12 DavidCollie
Custom attract loop Write extension to make it easier to manipulate UI Test and make modifications necessary to get dsl usbinstall to work fully Write ...  
KnoppixRemaster 05 May 2006 - 18:00 - r7 SteveCarr
This section decribes creation of the kiosk from Knoppix. Our final version is now based on Damn Small Linxu (DSL), which has already remastered Knoppix to sub 50 ...  
LinuxKiosk 13 Mar 2006 - 21:15 - r8 SteveCarr
The following pages outline the process taken to create a secure web kiosk installation of Linux. The kiosk runs a minimal installation of Linux and immediately starts ...  
LinuxServer 03 Aug 2005 - 18:13 - r6 DavidCollie
Documentation of Linux Network Services Faculty of Engineering Engineering is not currently using Linux as a network services platform. It uses FreeBSD and Windows ...  
LinuxSummit 22 Jun 2005 - 17:49 - r8 SteveCarr
Linux Directions in Engineering Summit held Jan. 18, 2005 Which Distribution? In many respects the choice of distribution is becoming less of an issue, since there ...  
LinuxWorkstation 22 Jun 2005 - 17:54 - r8 SteveCarr
Linxus (Nexus integrated Linux Thin Client) Documentation Project Overview Linxus (Links us) is designed to be a Waterloo Nexus variant with Linux client workstations ...  
Linxus 26 Jul 2007 - 18:30 - r6 DavidCollie
Linxus Services linxus is currently the server for several thin clients in Wedge as well as the server used for remote access to the linxus network via ssh. TFTP ...  
Linxus101 22 Feb 2006 - 20:33 - r6 SteveCarr
linxus101 Services linxus101 should be a mirror of linxus however it currently hosts services used by the enginfo information screens. DHCP3 linxus101 hosts ...  
Linxus103 15 Aug 2006 - 20:35 - r2 AlexBencz
linxus103 Linxus103 serves as the configuration (cfengine) server for linxus workstations, as well as hosting apt proxy for mirroring debian and ubuntu repositories ...  
LinxusEnvironment 15 Apr 2009 - 15:59 - r13 SteveCarr
"Linxus" (Nexus integrated Linux Client) Documentation Project Overview Linxus (Links us) is designed to be a Waterloo Nexus (our Windows XP network) variant with ...  
LinxusPackage 07 Jun 2007 - 15:09 - r14 DavidCollie
Ideally a package or group of packages would be created and maintained that contained all the configuration details neccessary for Linxus to integrate with Nexus. ...  
LinxusSoftware 05 Jul 2007 - 18:53 - NEW DavidCollie
Linxus Software This page contains information pertaining to the setup, maintenance, and usage of software installed on linxus . NagiosClient BazaarUsage ...  
LocalMail 05 Jul 2007 - 18:38 - r2 DavidCollie
Mail Delivery Currently linxus is not setup to allow local mail and this will be avoided if possible. Cron apt is no longer being used so the requirement for a ...  
LoginAuthentication 05 Jul 2007 - 18:08 - r7 DavidCollie
Users are presented with several possible login screens including GDM, console login or SSH login, all of which are controlled by the PAM (Pluggable Authentication ...  
LoginBrowser 28 Nov 2005 - 19:32 - r15 AlexBencz
The login browser is similiar to what is found on Nexus machines and is based on the pygtkmozembed module available for python. It consists of about an hundred lines ...  
LogonScript 24 Sep 2004 - 17:21 - r5 DavidCollie
#!/bin/bash #ROOTUSER NAME root PATH /bin:/usr/bin #username `id nu` # Or... username `whoami` #if "$username" "$ROOTUSER NAME" ;then # killall ...  
LogoutHang 21 Jun 2007 - 14:32 - NEW DavidCollie
The latest version of Gnome installed with Ubuntu Feisty seems to have issues with ESD on linxus. This was causing the logout process to hang for all users except ...  
LogoutScript 24 Sep 2004 - 17:19 - r3 DavidCollie
#!/bin/bash #Logout Script V 1.0 #Checks to see if Users Profile space is Still mounted #Then if the size isn't crazy rsyncs the data back, hopefully #Oh and it tries ...  
MetacityLockdown 16 Jun 2005 - 16:58 - r2 DavidCollie
The current version of the booth livecd based on damn small linux uses icewm lite instead of metacity. I didn't do much to lock it down as the configuration file ...  
NagiosClient 24 Jul 2007 - 13:45 - r3 DavidCollie
Nagios Client Configuration The nagios client (nsca) can be installed on Linux machines to perform resource monitoring and send event notifcation to those responsible ...  
NetworkLockdown 12 Nov 2004 - 15:56 - r2 DavidCollie
The network traffic coming into and leaving the kiosk is also a concern. The only traffic that should be passing is http, https, dhcp requests, and icmp echo. The ...  
OldProjects 22 Jun 2005 - 20:40 - NEW DavidCollie
Documentation of Linux Network Services Faculty of Engineering Engineering is not currently using Linux as a network services platform. It uses FreeBSD and Windows ...  
OverviewSpecifics 05 Jul 2007 - 17:53 - r2 DavidCollie
Overview The Linxus network is an extension of the Engineering Computing's public labs which runs the Linux operating system. The goal of the Linxus network is to ...  
PXEBoot 12 Nov 2004 - 16:12 - NEW DavidCollie
The Knoppix cd contains a package called knoppix terminalserver which allows a server to be setup to PXE boot other machines and replicate the livecd image to them ...  
PackageConfig 04 Aug 2004 - 14:56 - NEW CoryCater
Packages For Linxus Server CoryCater 04 Aug 2004  
PackagingDebs 15 Dec 2004 - 19:18 - r2 DavidCollie
The following document gives a brief out line on how to create a Debian package, this is by no means complete and the Debian New Maintainer's Guide as well as the ...  
PamMount 30 Mar 2005 - 16:27 - NEW CoryCater
Under Debian it is no longer necessary to compile the source code for the pam mount module you can install it from apt get by running the following code linxus101 ...  
PamMountConf 26 Aug 2004 - 18:19 - NEW CoryCater
### this is a pam mount.conf file stripped of all the comments, if you need to change this see the file included with the pam mount source debug 0 mkmountpoint 1 options ...  
PamSmb 26 Aug 2004 - 14:50 - NEW CoryCater
NEXUS eng2k CoryCater 26 Aug 2004  
Printing 12 Jul 2007 - 16:29 - r3 DavidCollie
Printing is implemented using CUPS. The lpd print queues from engprint are added and named in a similar fashion to the window share names of the printers. There ...  
ProblemsAndFixes 24 Jul 2007 - 18:17 - r6 DavidCollie
Apt Proxy and Ubuntu 6 Firefox Profile Size KDE and Matlab 7 GtkMozEmbed LogoutHang CIFS and Quotas DavidCollie 21 Jun ...  
ProvidedHardware 25 Nov 2006 - 19:06 - r4 JanosMartonosi
Provided Hardware The electronic information display consists of a network enabled computer connected to a large LCD monitor. The display is planned to be mounted ...  
RayWhite 26 Aug 2004 - 14:39 - NEW CoryCater
Sorry Ray I know how much you love ADS! CoryCater 25 Aug 2004  
RemasteringGuide 31 May 2006 - 20:53 - r11 SteveCarr
Damn Small Linux / Booth Remastering Guide This guide should give you a good idea on how to go about customizing Damn Small Linux to meet your needs. The guide will ...  
ResizeReiserFS 16 May 2006 - 19:50 - NEW AlexBencz
General Information Two tools are needed to resize a reiserfs partition. The first, fdisk , should come as part of the debian base set of packages. The second, ...  
Script 09 Sep 2005 - 01:00 - NEW DavidCollie
# cups client.cf David Collie # Sets up cups based printing using the cupsys bsd and cupsys client. # No server is required in this setup as all print jobs will ...  
ScriptsGalore 05 Jul 2007 - 18:20 - r11 DavidCollie
Scripts are used to automate repetitive tasks that take place on linxus . ...  
SecurityConf 03 Jun 2005 - 20:21 - r4 DavidCollie
The default Debian install is fairly secure. However, there are a fews extra steps that should be taken to make the system even more secure. The harden and harden ...  
SecuritySetup 26 Jul 2007 - 17:40 - r11 DavidCollie
Logging A program, authlogger, records login statistics for users. It is run from cron every night on the past days logins. The program can also be run standalone ...  
ServerList 05 Jul 2007 - 17:12 - r6 DavidCollie
Server List The following is a list of the Linxus servers, their roles, and the main software installed on them. Host Name Role Software linxus ...  
Sourceslist 16 Nov 2004 - 18:20 - NEW DavidCollie
deb http://debian.yorku.ca/debian/ testing main contrib non free deb src http://debian.yorku.ca/debian/ testing main contrib non free deb http://security.debian.org ...  
SystemAdministration 02 Sep 2004 - 17:16 - r2 CoryCater
Setting up the server for X connections: Edit the file /etc/X11/xdm/xdm config and comment out the line below by adding a ! in front of it like so: DisplayManager ...  
SystemAuth 26 Aug 2004 - 14:38 - NEW CoryCater
auth required /lib/security/pam env.so auth sufficient /lib/security/pam unix.so likeauth nullok auth sufficient /lib/security/pam smb auth ...  
SystemAuth2 26 Aug 2004 - 18:24 - NEW CoryCater
##this is the system auth file which first tries mount the user's home directory with the user name and password if fails it carries on, ##then authenticates against ...  
SystemInstallation 27 Nov 2006 - 21:26 - r7 JanosMartonosi
System Installation This chapter describes how Linux was installed on the Display system, noting all special steps taken during the setup process. ConfigurationsAndModifications ...  
SystemLockdown 05 May 2006 - 17:41 - r7 SteveCarr
At this point the system will boot by default into runlevel 5 start firefox and icewm and go to the page set as its homepage. Firefox will start in fullscreen mode ...  
TechnicalDocs 12 Jul 2007 - 16:28 - r13 DavidCollie
Current OverviewSpecifics DistroInstall LoginAuthentication HomeDirectoriesAndMounting ScriptsGalore CustomApplets ThinClients ...  
TestGtkEmbed 10 Dec 2004 - 15:53 - NEW DavidCollie
The lines marked LINXUS are where changes have been made / The contents of this file are subject to the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1 (the "License"); ...  
ThinClients 05 Jul 2007 - 18:29 - NEW DavidCollie
LTSP Ubuntu include support for setting up a Linux Terminal Server Project server. The required files can be obtained by installing ltsp server or ltsp server standalone ...  
ThinstationClients 21 Sep 2004 - 17:38 - r6 DavidCollie
ThinStation is a collection of packages I stumbled apon when looking into an efficient way to make diskless clients, and boy this is it. Thin station is sourceforge ...  
ToDo 15 Aug 2007 - 14:09 - r103 DavidCollie
To Do switch status monitors to linxus setup nagios client remove two thin clients from wedge add automated backups to linxus move bzr repositories ...  
UbuntuTesting 12 Jul 2007 - 19:02 - r9 DavidCollie
Linxus on Ubuntu 7.04 Ubuntu shares many simmilarities with Debian, however there are many important difference in how the two distributions operate. This page will ...  
WebChanges 16 Aug 2001 - 19:56 - r2 PeterThoeny?
 
WebHome 21 Nov 2006 - 21:52 - r17 JanosMartonosi
Linux Knowledge Web The TWiki.Linux web is a campus resource for Linux knowledge. Authorized individuals are welcome to add or delete some stuff. It is recommended ...  
WebIndex 24 Nov 2001 - 11:39 - r2 PeterThoeny?
See also the faster WebTopicList  
WebLeftBar 04 Aug 2005 - 17:10 - r3 DavidCollie
Linux LinxusEnvironment LinuxKiosk LinuxServer LinuxSummit ToDo  
WebNotify 25 Jan 2003 - 10:05 - r5 PeterThoeny?
This is a subscription service to be automatically notified by e mail when topics change in this Linux web. This is a convenient service, so you do not have to come ...  
WebPreferences 23 Jun 2004 - 16:27 - r18 SteveCarr
TWiki.Linux Web Preferences The following settings are web preferences of the TWiki.Linux web. These preferences overwrite the site level preferences in . ...  
WebSearch 08 Aug 2001 - 05:56 - r6 PeterThoeny?
 
WebStatistics 18 Jan 2007 - 21:59 - r440 TWikiGuest
Statistics for Linux Web Month: Topic views: Topic saves: File uploads: Most popular topic views: Top contributors for topic save and uploads ...  
WebTopicList 24 Nov 2001 - 11:39 - NEW PeterThoeny?
See also the verbose WebIndex.  
WelcomeScript 27 Aug 2004 - 14:39 - NEW CoryCater
###short and sweet the way scripts should be zenity text info filename /etc/X11/welcome CoryCater 27 Aug 2004  
WelcomeText 27 Aug 2004 - 14:40 - NEW CoryCater
Welcome to the NEW Linxus terminals. Please take note of some important changes:THIS IS BETA, BY USING IT YOU ARE HELPING WITH TESTING, REPORT ANY AND ALL PROBLEMS ...  
WhiteList 24 Nov 2004 - 21:33 - r5 DavidCollie
In the event that the web kiosk needs to be set up so that it can only access particular sites several firefox preferences can be changed allow this. The proxy settings ...  
WhiteListProgram 24 Nov 2004 - 21:35 - r6 DavidCollie
#!/usr/bin/python # whitelist copyright David Collie 2004 import sys import getopt import re def write prefs(filename, prefs, hosts, mode): if mode 'disable ...  
XSessionConfig 29 Oct 2004 - 20:15 - r4 DavidCollie
#!/bin/sh # this is the basic xsession file for the guest user PATH /bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin xsetroot solid white ...  

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