[Server-devel] Ceibal scripts explained
Greg Smith (gregmsmi)
gregmsmi at cisco.com
Mon Feb 18 12:07:07 EST 2008
FYI, cross posting related thread on scripts from the Develop list.
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2008 03:43:04 -0800
From: "Ixo X oxI" <ixo at myna.ws>
Subject: Re: Tentative Plans for Nepal's School Server and related
To: "Luke Gorrie" <lukego at gmail.com>
Cc: devel at laptop.org
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I forgot to mention some 'dabbling' I did in this area too. :)
Several scripts I created, some work better than others,
I also started a 'rsync' reference page, for others to expand upon. . .
Have fun, and good luck, --ixo
2008/2/16 Ixo X oxI <ixo at myna.ws>:
> Well, creating points which go 'INTO' your server is probably not a
> really good strategy.
> However, one could do it the other way with ssh keys (i.e. no login),
> 'from' the server.
> I've thought about this before... one solution... server has a webpage
> which allows the XO to see and logon, and user clicks 'back me up
> webpage detects the IP of the XO, writes it to a special file of 'XO
> to backup'. A server cron job, checks for this file, and grabs a IP
> list, initiates a ssh request 'into' the XO laptop using previously
> keys, 'grabs' the needed files, then closes the connection.
> I think that this would be safer scenario, than having a bunch of
> XO's connecting 'INTO' a server.
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 3:05 AM, Luke Gorrie <lukego at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ivan Krsti? <krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu> writes:
> > > On Jan 22, 2008, at 10:28 PM, Bryan Berry wrote:
> > >> We really need the incremental backup feature. That is a core
> > >> requirement that came up many times in last week's OLPC Learning
> > >> Conference.
> > >
> > > I'll see about finishing it up for you, then. Please ping me from
> > > to time to make sure this doesn't drop off my radar.
> > Just out of curiosity: would having the XOs periodically (cron)
> > rsync-over-ssh /home/olpc to the school server be hopelessly naive
> > some reason?
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