Karoshi/The Linux Schools Project - Version 9 Released.


What is it?

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.

The servers are maintained via a web interface that allows easy to use and remote administration of your network and provides access to the functions of day to day jobs like creating users or changing user passwords.

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Where can I download?

www.linuxschools.com

Or Sourceforge on:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/karoshi/

What is Karoshi Version 9 built on?

Like Karoshi Version 8 this version is built on a modified Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release which is then remastered.

What's new in version 9?

Karoshi Version 9 is a major new release which has seen significant internal changes due to moving from samba3 to samba4.

Active Directory Support

Full active directory support for windows clients. Active directory can be managed by standard windows tools from a client computer.

Additional Domain Controllers

Extra servers can now be added and automatically configured as additional domain controllers or read only domain controllers to share network load.

Kerberos Single Sign on

Single sign on using kerberos tickets for authentication to email, printing, internet, and moodle.

Karoshi Linux Client Support

The server and linux client are now closely integrated so that the linux client does not need to be configured to recognise any extra services being offered by the server, you can also download the client from the websites listed above.

Examples of this would be:
Adding the email server module - the client will automatically add in the settings for thunderbird for kerberos authentication via dovecot imap. Adding the internet proxy module - the client will automatically reconfigure firefox settings to use the proxy.

What has changed internally on the server?

Ldap
Karoshi version 9 uses samba4's internal ldap server to store user details instead of using openldap.
DNS
DNS is now handled by samba4 and stored in the same internal ldap server.
Adding extra servers
The authentication for extra servers is now configured when the servers are added rather than trying to be sorted out when modules are added.