Way to go Jacob and the rest of the hacker lab crew that participated!
This is a big step forward in making our lab more useful to everyone.
Jacob Richard Beauregard writes:
> To preface this, I propose that all systems that we use as dedicated
> servers be named after bosses in Nintendo games.
> In any case, if you've been out of the loop (new stuff below):
> 1. We now have working:
> ---1x SPARCstation 20
> ---2x Sun Ultra 1s
> ---7x Sun Ultra 5s
> ---1x Sun Ultra 10
> ---1x Sun Ultra 60
> ---10x Sun Blade 100s
> ---1x SGI Indy
> ---1x Digital Alphastation 300
> We plan on using at least the 64 bit Suns in a cluster (i.e. all of
> the sun computers excluding the SPARCstation)
> 2. We now have working a DHCP Server:
> ---It is currently set up without an IP range, and using fixed
> addresses in a host-specific manner. I plan on assigning fixed and
> dynamic addresses in a machine-specific manner using classes for
> different address ranges. Servers should be assigned static addresses.
> 3. We now have working a DNS server:
> ---Within the room, you can connect to any machine that's on by typing
> ---Outside of the room, if you configure your machine to use the
> nameserver, you can connect to any computer by typing <hostname.cssa>.
> 4. The DHCP server updates the DNS server:
> ---Did I mention that if you connect a machine via DHCP, whether it be
> fixed or dynamic address assignment, the DHCP server will update the
> DNS server with the hostname's IP address?
> 5. News to Everyone! We now have a printer server:
> ---It connects the CSSA Hacker Lab to the two printers in the room
> next door as well as the printer in the 246 lab.
> ---It has a web interface. Via nameserver: http://masterhand.cssa:631.
> I also think that masterhand isn't the right computer to host the
> print server.
> ---I have no idea how to get clients to permanently use it. Ubuntu
> reverts to the localhost cupsd when you exit the printer configuration
> dialog. Showing shared printers works permanently, but to do this, we
> must broadcast to the entire 132.198.13.* subnet, and since it's a
> shared subnet... don't want to do it if we can avoid it. Also, the
> server may be accessed by any computer in the same subnet, which we
> might want to change (hosts.deny the not ours range?).
> ---Almost all desktop linux distros come with cupsd, the printer
> server, but generally don't share or allow others to connect by default.
> 6. Still to Come:
> ---Ranges of IP addresses assigned for different class-types.
> ---Central Authentication (OpenLDAP, the hardest to figure out)
> ---Network File Server for $HOME shares (if we get funding for server)