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This is the Administrator Documentation for initial version of the School Server - Community Edition, Version 0.2.

The target audience will be a cohort of approximately 10 known School Server fanatics with school server experience. The school server should install and run correctly. However, command line experience may be required to fully configure the server.

Based on practical experience, and this document, an administrator should be able to use the School Server as a fully functioning wireless AP to replace their home router.


The purpose of this iteration of documentation will be to provide a stable enough starting point from which an administrator can run a school server as an access point.


For installation or more detailed technical information please see the Hacking guide

Initial Setup

  1. Use "ifconfig" to determine the ip address of the XS.
    Take note of its eth0-ip-address = WAN-ip.
    If you've inserted the USB Ethernet Adapter above (serving the LAN/Intranet) also take note of the school server's eth1-ip-address = LAN-ip =
  2. If you inserted the USB Ethernet Adapter above, configure its own Wifi Access Point (AP) to properly serve other LAN/Intranet client XOs. (If the Wifi AP is a router, DO NOT plug into its "WAN" port -- instead use any of its LAN/normal ports. And be sure to enable the AP's "bridge mode" or similar, or specifically disable the AP's own DHCP)

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (dhcpd)

Internet Domain Name Server (named)

Network Address Translation/NAT (iptables)

XMPP server (ejabberd)


Web server (apache)=

Proxy server and web cache (squid)

OLPC-update (rsync)

Activity update (activity updater)

Virtual Private Network (open vpn)

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