H@L0_F00 Posted December 8, 2009 Share Posted December 8, 2009 The computers at my school are completely locked down, with Deep Freeze and everything. I've been trying to get a programming/electronics/computers in general club. We've got it started, but with Deep Freeze, students can't save their work to the computer, we have to reinstall MinGW every time, and it's just a pain. My IT teacher allowed me to setup a Linux box where I can make each student their own login so we can just SSH into the server to do our programming lessons. This will also help them because none of them have ever used or even seen a real Linux machine. The thing is, I'm not sure how to go about setting up the networking because it has to be hooked up to the school network. Static IPs could mess up the school DHCP, couldn't it? Because the server might give out the same address, or the address might be already given out when the server is powered on. Is there a way I can have the server ping an address, if unsuccessful, set that IP as its own, and if successful, try another IP, etc? Thinking about it now, this would be possible with a bash script ran at startup, right? Is there a better or easier way of doing something like this? I'm also thinking a VPN might help, but I hardly know anything about VPNs and how they work. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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