Is there a tool in ubuntu that a user can start that reports the real world ip
address and configures a home router to open a port to allow remote
I have a friend or two for whom it would nice to get them to start a program,
report to me the details via MSN or Skype or telephone etc and allow me to
log in and fix or make a configuration change to their machine. I know how
to set things up using ssh etc but that relies on some initial configuration
at the their end. KDE has a nice VNC invite function but it won't do the
router config part.
It appears the likes of KTorrent and Azuereus have the ability to do some to
the router via UPnP to open ports up on the router dynamically so I am
guessing all this is possible.
On Wed, Jul 1, 2009 at 12:06 AM, Daniel Lawson<daniel(a)meta.net.nz> wrote:
>> Great, this is really good help.
>> ok, Say if i do not have pxe boot, my users have just windows laptop,
>> can i install something on there laptop that allow then to log into
>> there profiles at remote server .....and all users are in ldap....
>> i have have browsed the LTSP and it really looks awesome...that means
>> i can convert our old PIII machines into terminal server and with no
> If you already have windows installed on a the user-facing machines,
> then you should be able to connect via freenx to LTSP.
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Great, got it :)
i want create multiple profile on a single linux machine(server class)
so that multiple users can access the it (GUI ) from their client
Server OS is CentOS 5.3
For centralize authentication i am using Fedora directory Services
I also have FreeNX server installed on the Linux Server and FreeNX
client on the windows machines. (for terminal server like
while goggling i got the the below article for creating multiple
profile in linux
Now the situation is that my FreeNX client is not able to authenticate
via my Ldap/FDS Server.
Could someone suggest some better idea for achieving this.
I want approx same functionality as windows terminal server gives.
Hello dear Waikato Linux Users Group,
Just wanted to make sure you saw this massage and call for action
from the Free Software Foundation.
UNIX Sys Admin
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Peter Brown <peterb(a)fsf.org>
Date: Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 2:35 PM
Subject: [FSF] New Zealand in urgent danger of software patents
The director of the End Software Patents campaign Ciaran O'Riordan
writes to warn of an imminent threat of software patents in New Zealand:
Dear Free Software Supporters,
The New Zealand government has proposed allowing unlimited software
patenting. They are accepting comments until July 2nd, but
participation from the people who will be harmed seems very low.
The details of how to participate can be found on swpat.org:
Participation of the free software community is particularly important
because, although SME federations and consumer rights groups are
sometimes the most influential lobbies against software patents, it's
often the free software community that raises awareness of the issue and
gets these other groups moving. The July 2nd deadline is very close, so
work is needed now.
We thus urge you to participate in the consultation, but also to raise
awareness on blogs, news sites, and among email groups, and to contact
related interest organisations and companies to ask them to get involved
Some other swpat.org pages that may be useful:
Director End Software Patents
Tel: +32 487 64 17 54 email: ciaran [at] fsf.org
Peter T. Brown
Free Software Foundation
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James Pluck <james(a)courage.co.nz>
Waikato Linux Users Group <wlug(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
Dear WLUG Members,
In the last month to 6 weeks my wife and I have been asked by CYFS to
undertake the care of two more foster children in permanent placements.
Because of the changes this new circumstance has made to our lives and
to our schedules I find that I can no longer guarantee to attend all
WLUG and WLUG-committee meetings. As President this is not acceptable
to me. As I am also the Librarian this means that the library is
unavailable to members. This I also cannot condone in myself.
So out of respect for the WLUG I tender my resignation from the position
of president and from the Committee and Librarian position effective
immediately. I do not do this happily as I would much prefer to finish
the year completing what I promised to do, but this is in the best
interests of the WLUG.
I will remain a financial member of the WLUG as I still believe in FOSS
and still enjoy the many friendships I have made.
In the interim, Bruce will step up from VP to President and Liz Quilty
will move into the role of VP. John Billings has offered to take over
the library. I wish Bruce, Liz, John and the rest of the committee the
very best and will remain available to assist where I can with events.
The remaining members of the committee will appoint an interim seventh
committee member shortly.
Thank you for your trust in me and I apologise for being unable to see
it through. However, my family commitments must take priority.
Wishing you all well.
WLUG Past President.
I've created a web safe version of my presentation this evening
(scrubbed phone numbers and contact details) and corrected a few
I've also included a few links at the end of the presentation in
response to some of the questions I fielded at the end of the evening.
For those of you considering the VOIP route as a replacement for your
phone line, consider taking things one step at a time. Ie get your
VOIP up and working before going the Naked DSL route. Make sure you
are comfortable with the level of reliability of your VOIP service: No
power, no phone. router offline, no phone. Special services such as
alarm monitoring or St John ambulance etc aren't suitable for VOIP.
A good starting point is using 2talks free service. It doesn't cost
anything to set up an account and gives you a few free minutes a
month such that you configure and test your hardware/softphone. It's
always free to make calls to other 2talk users.
The Waikato Linux Users Group have a meeting in one week from today:
This meeting is being rescheduled for July due to some scheduling conflicts.
Vik will be presenting the RepRap 3D printer. This is a machine which can produce 3D objects that you define in software, much like printing to any ordinary 2D printer. The goal of the project is to create a low cost 3D printer which has the capability to replicate new and improved versions of itself.
This meeting will be held in Events Room 1 in the HUB at Wintec, not at our usual meeting room at the University of Waikato. There is a map here:
There's a WLUG meeting tonight:
The meeting we had planned (http://www.wlug.org.nz/MeetingTopics.2009-06-29) is being rescheduled for July. Instead we are going to have an informal social night. We will have pizza, refreshments and other treats. We will do some short presentations on using Skype on a Linux box, and provide answers to any questions you might have about Linux or Free/Open Source Software. A couple people will be hacking a wireless Internet Access Point using a LightWire account. If they are successful there will be free Internet access. We might talk about preparations for SoftwareFreedomDay.
7:30pm MS4.G.02 (http://www.waikato.ac.nz/contacts/map?MS4)
(zcat notes that 'skype' is non-free software, and volunteered to demo ekiga as well)