[wpkg-users] laptops not on the domain?

Matt Miller mmiller at solutionsforprogress.com
Wed Jun 21 22:52:07 CEST 2006

We have a samba domain in the office, and have been using WPKG for some 
time to install and update software on desktop computers that are 
attached to the domain. It works great.
There are several laptops that aren't attached to the domain. We'd like 
to use WPKG with them too. Often they are out of the office and cannot 
access internal servers (where our current WPKG setup now sits).
Here's what we thought up;
A scheduled task would run a batch file that would pull a copy of itself 
(so we can update it if necessary), the WPKG and config files from our 
web server using rsync or wget. WPKG would then run locally, pulling 
necessary installers from our web server (again using rsync or wget) and 
then delete them to save disk space.
I guess I'm looking for comments, suggestions, and feedback. Has anyone 
else in a similar situation done it differently? Any suggestions about 
wget versus rsync?

- Matt Miller -
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