Setting up Administration computer

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The administration box is what network administrators use to connect to the BSC to administer users, record payments and check for information on the status of the network. Mainly it is used to access the Rhizomatica Admin Interface.

Though this computer can use any OS as long as it has a browser and basic network configurability, we generally install a lightweight vanilla version of Linux. To avoid future complications, this computer should be dedicated to accessing the RAI interface. Our setups don't have regular internet access.

Install Linux

Typically we use a recent version of Ubuntu, Eg:

Ubuntu Desktop

Lubuntu - a lighter version of Ubuntu.

Mate - Ubuntu with the old school menu.


Setup a fixed ip

Edit /etc/networking/interface

sudo nano /etc/networking/interface

add:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
	address 192.168.100.25
	netmask 255.255.255.0

Choose an address that's NOT the BSC's LAN 3 (ie: not 192.168.100.1), but in the 192.168.100.x range.

Ctrl-x enter to save

Connect the admin box to the BSC

Connect via ethernet from the admin computer to LAN 4 of the BSC.

Test it

Fire up a browser and open up 192.168.1.1