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[Linux-aus] The Open Source Victoria LiveLAMP Project
Due to requests from IT teachers, OSV is launching and funding the
LiveLAMP project, which aims to do for Linux application and database
servers what Knoppix does for desktops.
OSV is calling for competitive bids from interested parties. You don't
have to be an OSV member, but it might just help ;-) OSV membership is
(Secondary) school teachers want to deploy Linux in labs, but their IT
staff Don't Do Linux.
Teacher gets CD and a spare box. Boot from CD, wipe hard disk and install
data (/home, /etc, /var) to disk (programs run from CD). That box serves
LAMP to the other machines in the lab.
OSV pay for the devel time, and OSV gives the product away. This will have
a return in later years since students will have more exposure to FOSS.
Call for Bids is enclosed, as is the 'spec'.
Andrew Pam <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Allan Dib <email@example.com>
There _is_ no more info at:
So don't bother looking there ;-)
----- Forwarded message from Allan Dib <firstname.lastname@example.org> -----
From: Allan Dib <email@example.com>
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.622)
Subject: [osv-list]LiveLAMP bids
Andrew Pam and I have volunteered for the returning officer role for
the LiveLAMP project. Bids are are now open and unless there are any
objections I suggest the closing date to be 2 weeks from today's date
(Is that OK with you Andrew?). Let's say by 5pm 24th of May to be
precise. Submissions are to be made to both myself and Andrew.
Bid's are to be made to the RfT spec which has already been sent out.
The bids must contain info to show:
a) that the bidder can do (and has done) similar work
b) date by which a test master ISO can be prepped by
c) date by which a final gold master ISO can be prepped by
All work must be licenced under an OSI approved FOSS licence
Any dervied work must comply with existing licences
Any new work can be copyrighted by the bidder (OSV is not a legal
entity, so therefore cannot retain copyright)
Our decision will be made based on the analysis of the bids and the
reasoning and winning result will be posted to to osv-list within one
week of the closing date.
----- End forwarded message -----
CD boots into runlevel 2 by default.
run knoppix' hardware detection / setup scripts
examine the hard disk
if already installed
switch to runlevel 3
offer to install system
parition hard disk:
hda1 is /home
hda2 is /etc
hda3 is /var
hda4 is swap
run modified knoppix scripts to copy /etc, /var to hda2, hda3
mount hda2, hda3 over read-only /etc, /var
ask for a root password
create 1000 users:
username is a number 1 through 999
password is two random three-letter strings from
start web services (apache, sshd, etc.)
- No X11
- ftp, rsync for students to copy data to `server'
- sshd, nano / joe / vim for advanced students (and emacs, but
don't advertise it?)
- apache2, postgres, mysql, php, python, perl
- rcs, cvs
- Script to delete /home and user accounts, then create new ones.
- Script to re-install /etc and /var from the CD (without hosing
- Script to erase disk (so that a fresh install happens on next
- Tell the teacher the IP or hostname, so that students know what
to connect to.
- Dump password list to a known HTML page/location, so that
teachers can render it in a browser and then print it.
- Root can only log in locally (security feature).
- Disk quotas to prevent students using server for filesharing.
- KNOPPIX expects DHCP. Anything else will require customization
prompting the teacher during installation (sounds like a feature
1.1 to me).
- Knoppix 3.7 has a persistent home directory feature.
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