[sf-lug] Diskless Workstation/Fat Client

Sameer Verma sverma at sfsu.edu
Tue Oct 2 13:45:53 PDT 2007

Tom Haddon wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> For the HVLC project, we're looking into the possibility of doing a fat
> client/diskless workstation setup. Essentially what this means is the
> local hardware resources of the clients are being used, but the
> filesystem is centrally managed/updated. 
> I've come across the following relevant resources and will be following
> up with them to determine if they're a fit for what we're trying to do:
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/HowTo/LtspDisklessWorkstation
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=481384
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto
> If anyone has any advice/comments on this, it'd be appreciated.
> Thanks, Tom
Also look at DRBL. http://drbl.sourceforge.net/ It is similar to a 
LowFat client that Edubuntu or Debian-Edu may use.


Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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