Kristian Erik Hermansen
Building PC Labs with DRBL
Computer Scientist

Kristian Erik Hermansen is a Computer Scientist working in industry. He specializes in computer security and open source software. His has given talks at Ubuntu Live, UUASC, and various Linux User Groups. In his free time, you might find him playing his Taylor acoustic guitar or someone else's drums.


Looking to build a PC lab on a tight budget? Do it for free with Diskless Remote Boot Linux (DRBL). Just hook a bunch of machines together on a switch and you've got a F/OSS lab at your disposal. Kristian will discuss the advantages of DRBL over the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) or Edubuntu. Additionally, the details of how this all works under the hood will be revealed. You will walk away with the knowledge to implement such a lab at your University.