Overloaded Networks, was Re: Signed Build for Italy

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Fri May 2 02:30:44 EDT 2008

On May 2, 2008, at 1:46 AM, Bryan Berry wrote:

> do the new XO builds point to "schoolserver" instead of
> update.laptop.org? I haven't checked that in forever.\

No, that is where they search for the identity manager,
which provides them with the jabber server to use.

> if they point to schoolserver for jabber server, then there is no
> problem

Great.  Jabber is the hard part!
It sounds like the problem is a missing identity manager.

> On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 01:25 -0400, John Watlington wrote:
>> This probably means you don't have the school server set up properly
>> somehow.
>> You need the identity manager running on a machine which is  
>> discoverable
>> by the laptop at  schoolserver in the default DNS domain returned by
>> the DHCP server.
>> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/School_Identity_Manager
>> When you do "Register" from the UI, does the gray rectangle go away
>> quickly, or stick around
>> for multiple seconds ?   Does the "Register" entry in the menu go  
>> away ?
>> (If not, registration failed.)
>> wad

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