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Re: LTSP or Stateless Linux



On Wednesday 27 October 2004 15:27, Havoc Pennington wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-27 at 16:16 -0400, John (J5) Palmieri wrote:
> > A simple distinction is that with LTSP the computer is just a dumb
> > terminal displaying programs being run on a more powerful server.
> > Stateless installs the OS image on the client where the programs are
> > run.  This allows a person to detach the computer from the network and
> > still have it be usable.
>
> Don't confuse the "cached client" mode with stateless linux in general.
> The idea is that we treat an NFS root filesystem with only an X server
> installed (similar to LTSP) in the same framework as an NFS root
> filesystem with a full set of apps installed, or the cached client mode,
> or a live CD mode. The definition I would give of stateless linux in
> general is "sharing the same OS instance between multiple
> machines" (which implies the OS instance is read-only, and contains no
> per-machine state - those are the things that require OS changes)
>
> Havoc
Sounds like the way I had Redhat8 and RedHat 9 at my library.
one large read-only nfs share for /, and a 128MB ramdisk for /tmp so users 
could save files, that kind of thing. 

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