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Hello Everybody, I have a query. Right now I have 5 machines all of them are connected in LAN. They are Pentium 4 machines with 1 GB RAM and 80 ...
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    Maintaing small LAN using Fedora 11


    Hello Everybody,
    I have a query. Right now I have 5 machines all of them are connected in LAN.
    They are Pentium 4 machines with 1 GB RAM and 80 GB HDD. On all of them I have installed Fedora 11 separately. And created one normal user on each of them. My problem is I cant't access all the accounts from one system. If I have to check or solve any problem on these systems I have to go there separately
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    So can somebody tell me how to make a small network, in which as a administrator I can control all these five machines from one terminal?

    Also whether I have to dedicate one extra machine as server or I can use any system as administrator just by logging in as root?

    And whether I have to install fedora on only one machine or is it ok that I am having separate fedora on each of them?

    And can I use different distributions(ubuntu,fedora.opensuse) in this kind of setup?

    Thanks for your help...

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    One way to solve your problem is to use SSH. Enable ssh on your computers and you can then login remotely from a different computer. you don't need a separate server for this, but having static IPs and mapping them in /etc/hosts of each computer may make things a bit smoother.

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    I will try it.
    But I don't have static IP for all the machines.
    We only have one static IP and then we are using 172.16.5.44 kind of IPs.

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