Re: cybercafe management software
You may want to check out the LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project - www.ltsp.org) mailing list. There has been several threads about public kiosks.
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Rémi Letot wrote:
> Hi all,
> don't know if this is the right list for such problems, but after all
> a cybercafe is also an isp, so here it is:
> I'm in search of a management software for a cybercafe. The firewall
> will be debian, the stations will multiboot win/lin.
> I'd like to be able to manage who can login on which machine, until
> when, and if internet connectivity is granted. So clients pay, then
> they are given a machine number and a username/password pair which is
> valid on that machine until the time expires. Idem for internet
> connectivity for that machine.
> Client <-> machine mapping is a plus but not a requirement (but I
> think it's easier to tell which machine can connect through the fw
> than which client).
> The most basic setup would be management of the firewall rules in a
> clean interface, time management being done by hand. The system has to
> be usable by a complete non techie, so no way to do it with a real
> firewall management program.
> Well, I think you get the idea of what I'd like. It does not have to
> be a complete killer solution (although that would be best :-), but it
> has to tackle the job and be simple to use.
> Does it exist in the free world? Note that if it exists but not in
> debian, I would be willing to package it.
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