Karoshi Publisher's description
The Linux Schools Project provides an operating system that installs a server or set of....
The Linux Schools Project provides an operating system that installs a server or set of
servers based on your school needs, some of the roles available are: PDC, File,
Print, Web and Proxy.
Once the server role has been chosen, the services required are automatically
configured for a school setting, some of the services pre-configured are Samba, LDAP, Apache, Moodle, Cups, MySQL and Joomla.
Remote Web Management: Server administration is done though a web browsers using our web management system, this can be accessed anywhere with an Internet connection including on mobile phones. User Access is provided separately from the main authentication system to allow for a more secure connection using 4096bit encryption, external access also requires a client key also 4096 bit so that unless you have the key no access is granted. On top of this all actions completed though the web management is logged so that you can see what has been done by who and at what time and date.
The staff and students of the school also have access to a mini web management, for students this means they can just change their own passwords, but for the staff they have access, to change student passwords, enable and disable print queues, add helpdesk requests and enable and disable the Internet for their classroom.
Helpdesk: The helpdesk allows staff to enter requests for problems they have with computer equipment around the school, it allows the technicians to delegate, set priorities and give feedback.
User Management: This section gives you access to adding, deleting, modifying users, you can also reset users passwords which creates them a randomly generated number password. All users get their own user ID and secure password protected home area with access to shares that provide places to store documents for each other to see. You can set user lockout settings, for example if set on 3 times and 5 minutes, if a user types the wrong password 3 times, they will be lockout of their account for 5 minutes.
Group Management: Users are separated into groups, students are in years, and staff are itadmin, tech, staff, officestaff etc. You can add, delete and rename groups.
Exam Accounts: We provide special accounts for exam users, these users do not have access to the network apart from a home area. Each exam account gets a new randomly generated password when they are need to be used. The is also an option to upload exam files, this allows you to upload once, but have all the exam accounts get the files as read only within their home areas. Once the exams are over you can archive the accounts, this will zip them up and put them in staffshare for later use if needed.
Bulk User Creation: Allows you to take a CSV file from your MIS system and bulk create your users. All users will be generated a username and password that can then be printed and distributed.
Record Incidents and Actions Taken: This section allows the administrator to record any incidents, for example if a student has had their account disabled.
Custom Commands: Enables you to run console commands to any of your servers via the web management.
Software Raids: Create and control your servers software raid.
Add windows servers: Add your Windows server to our web management to be able to send commands remotely.
Themes: Choose for various colours to complement your school, and also have your own personal theme to complement your mood!
Languages: We have language support for a small selection of languages.
UPS Integration: Add your UPS, when it is running low it will start to power down your servers safely. You can also monitor them and see their status and how much battery power they have left.
NTP Controls: Monitor the times on your servers, and change which time server you want to access.
DNS Controls: Add and view DNS entries for your network.
Backups: Enable and Disable your backups, View the backup logs, Run backups on demand and most importantly restore files!
Cron Controls: Add and Schedule jobs.
SSL Certificates: Allows you to add personal and commercial certificates for your websites, web management or reverse proxy server.
Warning Messages: If a new user is added, a service has gone down, hard drive failure or an update is needed a warning message will scroll across the top of your web management screen, if it is an emergency like a server failure and you have the appropriate contract with an SMS provider, you will also get an email and/or text message.
LDAP Controls: For those brave enough to delve into the back-end database, this allows you to do so.
Locations: Add all of the locations/room names in your school to make the helpdesk, asset register and iTalc work.
Asset Register: Allows you to record assets for all your equipment, including - descriptions, budgets, locations, costs, age, IPs etc. Has a browse and a search function, as well as a statistic page which can be used for the UK census.
Wake on LAN Controls: If you clients support WoL then you can use these controls to add WoL rooms that can be either woken on demand or be scheduled to wake.
Linux Schools Client: All the tools you need to run the Linux client server side. Includes PXE installation of the client, remote software installation, remote updating, and editing of the skel/profile.
Windows Clients: Choose between Mandatory and Roaming Profiles. Update Icons, Start Menu, Background and profiles.
iTalc Controls: Allow your teaching staff to view the desktops of students, you will need iTalc installed on your clients for this to work.
Printer Management: Add and Delete printers, Enable/Disable queues, delete jobs.
File Manager: Access your servers hard drives via the web management. View disk usages and edit user space quotas.
Emails: All users get an email address as default, you can use either Squirrelmail or eGroupware for the front-end. The controls allows you to view logs, set quotas, access queue information and view statistics.
Proxy: Allow/Ban Internet access to users, Allow/Ban websites, Wild Card Bans, Part Bans. View user logs, user usage, site logs, computer logs and top visited sites. Allow/Ban entire rooms from accessing the Internet.
Web: Remote upload of files to your web server. Selection of web based software to choose from Joomla, Elgg, Moodle.
What's New in This Release:В· This release is built on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
В· 64-bit and 32-bit versions are available.
В· A modular system allows you to choose only the servers and modules you require.
В· The number of servers, TCP/IP numbers, server names, and domain name may be chosen.
В· Available modules include Email, E-Learning, Website, Home Access, Proxy, Web Filtering, Printing, and much more.
В· Servers can be administered via Web management.
В· Network monitoring can be done with email or text message alerts.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall