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Re: debian for public stations

Seems to me that locking it down will be the big problem because the first
requirement of security is to prevent access to the box.  You might be
better off using the boxes as X-Window terminals with a server in the back
room.  There was discussion on this recently about making X-Window

Lindsay Allen   <allen@cleo.murdoch.edu.au>  Perth, Western Australia
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On Fri, 3 Jul 1998, Rhyno Art wrote:

> I am new to the list and am investigating some options for configuring our
> publically accessible PCs.  Through various upgrades and other developments  
> we are also assembling a growing base of 486DX stations with 16 MB RAM. One 
> option we are exploring is to use debian on these units. Linux has
> smaller requirements than windows and might make it possible to get some
> additional mileage out of this equipment.
> Has anyone put together a minimally configured and locked-down system with
> debian ? I am running a graphical java application and some x-windows
> applications.
> art
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