[SunRay-Users] Customizing firmware for SunRay DTUs?
tk at cebitec.uni-bielefeld.de
Tue Mar 23 18:16:50 EET 2010
thanks to all of you who have responded so far; I really appreciate your
input. But unfortunately the solutions outlined so far don't seem to be
- "DNS config"
Being a department/institute within the university, we manage our own
SunRay servers but do not have administrative sovereignty over the network
infrastructure across the campus. DNS, DHCP, etc is managed by the local
IT department and they understandably argue that cannot set up DNS records
that point to our SunRay servers only since there are other departments on
the campus that run their own (albeit smaller) SunRay infrastructure.
- "password protection of the setup menu"
This would be an option to prevent users from tampering with the config,
yes, but the GUI variant of the firmware is something I wanted to avoid
in the first place. It would be ok for a couple of DTUs but I don't want
to do this hundreds of times.
Currently, the best solution I can think of seems to be to provide our IT
department with the MAC adresses of our DTUs and ask them to provide specific
settings via DHCP four our SunRays. But the campus network is quite large and
diveded into several subnets with their own DHCP services (AFAIK), so this
can be quite a task to manage...
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