Introduction to Seminar Report on Diskless Linux Computers:
Due to the availability of network cards with high speeds at lower costs the idea of diskless computers came into existence. The diskless computer does not have any floppy drives or hard disks and it downloads the necessary software from the client through LTSP server when the terminal boots and it runs on the self contained pc. In this paper we will see how the diskless computers are designed and about its working.
Working of Diskless computers:
There is a availability of 100 megabit network cards at low cost and in the future there will be a availability of 1000 megabit network cards by which remote access will be as fast as local disk access. Diskless computers will have a network boot ROM’s and are provide with unique Ethernet address. The diskless computers use a boot protocol for obtaining the Ethernet address.
A trivial file transfer protocol is used for block oriented stem transfer. A network file system is mounted on the remote machine which makes a disk partitions like of local hard drives and this allows the sharing of files over the network.
The remote systems start the boot process by executing the ROM code which loads the kernel and executes it. The administrator maintains the directory list that could be mounted from server to the client and based on the client request he mounts the respective file system.
Advantages of using Diskless computers:
The cost of maintenance of diskless computers is very less than the cost of the computer. In diskless computers all the backups are made on a single server and the server is highly secured. As the diskless computers do not have any hard disks there are no chances of virus attacks.
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