Wiki Updated, WifiDog, and Other News
For right now, the Wiki is going to be somewhat of a supplement to the FAQ page on our web site. Eventually, it will replace the FAQ page and cover certain questions in more detail.
WifiDog continues to work fine. However, a mistake I made with iptables caused the link between gateway and server to fail until early this morning. A few additional software packages were installed today. Mainly, it's to provide graphical representations of certain statistics for the administrator. With things running smooth and stable, I put the system back into the locked network cabinet; freeing up the worktable.
Our renewal license for our anti-virus software arrived today. By next week, almost all the computers in the district will have their licenses renewed. This is due to AVGAdmin, which allows central monitoring and control of the anti-virus software without intruding on the end user.
Let me be clear: AVGAdmin monitors and controls only the anti-virus software. It does not allow for remote control and viewing like VNC. Like VNC, it is meant as a diagnostic tool that saves time and money. Without it, I'd have to go to every computer and manually enter the new license code. In regard to security, it's already helped me catch a few things that didn't belong and correct a few small problems; all from my office.
Instead, the computers communicate with a server that has all the data needed to manage the software. Any changes are automatically sent the next time a computer connects to the server. I says almost all computers because there are a few that either aren't networked (like a laptop locked away somewhere) or a few older Win95/98 PCs that haven't been phased-out yet.