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We had a post on our forum asking about having Savapage installed for print management. Savapage is a really nice print management solution that integrates well with Cups for printing and lets all devices print with only one printer driver. It also provides AirPrint and Web Print support from ...
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We have been working on using Bind for DNS in the last couple of weeks and we are now able to switch between using samba4's internal DNS and Bind. All new Karoshi server versions will use bind for DNS by default. At this stage we are still deciding as to either providing instructions to convert ...
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We have had the ability to create and control ZFS arrays in the Web Management for some time. At the time when the feature was put we were using /dev/sdb /dev/sdc … for each of the drives. This has now been modified to use /dev/disk/by-id which will hopefully be better in the event drives are ...
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Richdocuments. A Richdocuments module has been added for Owncloud. When this is applied it sets up LibreOffice Online to work with Owncloud. Quick Links. This is a new feature that allows you to add in custom menu items to the Web Management. quicklinks. Update Web Mangement.
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Sysvol. Samba4 does not have any replication for sysvol and we were finding problems with using glusterfs as the synchronisation method between servers. This patch remounts the dc-data gluster volume which contains sysvol with the selinux mount parameter and resets the ACL permissions on sysvol.
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I made it a goal for this weekend to get a fully automated Let's Encrypt setup for Karoshi so that you can add an SSL certificate with one click of a button. The scripts provided with Let's Encrypt are really good at setting up the certificates – this procedure just adds in complete automation ...
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Samba 4.5.1 is now available in our staging repository for Ubuntu 12.0.4, 14.0.4, and 16.04 if anyone needs the latest Samba version. This version no longer has a patch applied for enabling DNS Round Robin using Samba 4 internal DNS. Future versions of the Karoshi Server will be using Bind for ...
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The Web Management now has an extra page to view and convert ARP entries to static ARP entries as needed. This can be useful if you want to easily apply static ARP entries for all of your servers and to your Linux clients. static_arps. Posted on 13th November 2016 Author Paul SharradCategories ...
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We had a request to look at adding in an off-site backup solution to Karoshi. Duplicity was mentioned as a useful off-site backup tool that also allows easily encrypting all back data. In addition Duplicity has the advantage of being able to use a lot of different cloud based back end storage ...
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Radius connections using mschapv2. Radius access via mschapv2 was not working due to a permission problem in accessing winbind. This patch changes permissions on /var/lib/samba/winbindd_privileged to allow radius to work via mschapv2. Clients using pap for connecting were unaffected by this ...
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DHCP Reservations. This page has been improved for deleting and editing entries. Previously deleting an entry would have resulted in the DHCP service being restarted for each deletion which is very slow if you are deleting multiple entries and is even slower if you have an additional domain ...
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Linux for schools, both servers and clients
Introduction
A Linux based operating system designed around the everyday needs of administrators of networks in education created and maintained by people who work in schools everyday.

Install a server or set of servers based on your school needs then administrate it via a web browser. Being a modular based system you can pick and chose from various server modules to install, choosing as few or as many as you like and mixing and matching modules depending on your preferences and environment.

We aim to provide :

  • Simple, secure web interface – Allowing you to control your network worldwide.
  • Configured modules, just click and go.
  • No license fees! The system and all of its features are free.
  • No need for in depth knowledge of Linux server administration.
  • The continued use of your current computers.
  • Windows and Linux compatibility.
  • The stability of being remastered from Ubuntu LTS.
  • Downloadable Source-Code hosted on GitHub

The Linux Schools operating system currently provides fully configured: 

Primary Domain Controller(Samba4), Additional Domain Controllers(Samba4), Active Directory, Groupware(SoGo), eMail(DoveCot/IMAP), E-Learning(Moodle), DHCP with failover, External Access to files(Owncloud), Website(Joomla), Printing(CUPS),Internet Proxy(Squid), Filtering(e2guardian with failover), Radius, Digital Signage(Xibo), Operating System Distribution, Reverse Proxy(NGINX), Monitoring with eMail and SMS alerts, Distributed Storage Systems(Gluster FS).

If there are any extra features you feel we should provide, please post them on the feature request section of the forum found here: Linux Schools Feature Request Board.
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