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Re: Debian-LAN: installing a complete network environment

Wait, I know? L:et's have it do dynamic DNS, host authentication, and LDAP based account management, too! And in 20 years, maybe it'll have 1/1000th the number of users that the Samba suite has right now, for all of that, especially including robust and tested Kerberos management with already tested tools!

Sorry to rain on the parade, but Samba's been pretty good at this since Samba was invented in the early 1990's, and it's pretty stable. It also plays nicely with other well known network clients and protocols, such as Windows based and Mac based clients, so there's really no need to re-invent that wheel specifically in Debian. The Debian ports of Samba re up to date and quite stable.

On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 5:18 AM, Andreas B. Mundt <andi.mundt@web.de> wrote:
Hi all,

I would like to point your attention to the Debian-LAN project [1].

Debian-LAN is an approach to simplify installing a complete kerberized
network environment made of Debian machines.  It might be used for
schools, small enterprises, associations, (university) work groups or
to install complex test environments.

Debian-LAN provides a way to install a server and various workstation
profiles [2] by providing a FAI [3] config space for the setup.

The system has been presented on DebConf13, slides and recordings are
available [4].  The code is in wheezy-backports [5] or on alioth [6].

If you run systems as described above, give Debian-LAN a try!
Comments and contributions are of course welcome.

Best regards,


[1] <URL:https://wiki.debian.org/DebianLAN>
[2] <URL:https://wiki.debian.org/DebianLAN/Setup_A#Machine_Types>
[3] <URL:http://fai-project.org/>
[4] <URL:http://penta.debconf.org/dc13_schedule/events/962.en.html>
[5] <URL:http://packages.debian.org/source/stable-backports/debian-lan-config>
    The system's target is always the latest stable Debian release.
[6] <URL:http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=collab-maint/debian-lan.git>

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