LCS Redirection

LCS Redirection

Problem: How to redirect the LCS in an environment with multiple LCSs and students connecting to them.


Solution(s):

Create an allow.cfg on all LCS(s) (including the Master) in the network, however, even if no allow.cfg is present on an LCS, machines will be allowed to connect.

Create a redirect.cfg ONLY on the MASTER LCS machine. This is the ONLY LCS that will do the redirecting.

1) Create a unique "allow.cfg" in the LanSchool Connection Server directory. (C:\Program Files (x86)\LanSchool)

2) Add lines for each allowed subnet for the LCS like this:
192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0
192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0
  • These are the subnets allowed to connect to this specific LCS, all other subnets will be redirected back to the Master LCS.
  • The Master LCS is a special LCS. If you want a few subnets to use it then they must be in the allow.cfg on the Master LCS.
  • If you do not want the Master LCS to serve students then you can just use the Master LCS to redirect. So it would have a blank allow.cfg, as in, no one is allowed to use this LCS.
NOTE: Steps 3 & 4 are on the Master LCS ONLY.
3) Create a "redirect.cfg" in the Master LanSchool Connection Server directory. (C:\Program Files (x86)\LanSchool)

4) Add lines for each redirected subnet like this:
192.168.1.76 255.255.255.0 192.168.3.76
192.168.2.76 255.255.255.0 192.168.3.76
  • The redirect.cfg will have each subnet, subnet mask and the IP address of the LCS the subnet gets directed to.

Notes:
  • If redirection fails, the student is NOT kicked off of the LCS. They can remain on the LCS.
  • If an older student comes in that doesn't know the redirection protocol, if an update is available, the server should update them and then redirect them.

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