multiple sessions

A. John Peters ajpeters "at" otg-systems.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:18:26 +0000


I am doing this now with 8 NIC PCs from www.ThinkNic.com  The device is 
about 200.  I am using Redhat 7.1 on a dual processor Pentium 2 400 PC with 
512 mbyes of memory.  I am actually getting reasonable response on a 56kb 
modem and good response on  Cable and T1 lines.

At 05:56 PM 8/23/01 +0100, you wrote:
>Moluh Njilie wrote:
>
> > I am a newbie to the list. I would like to set up a
> > classroom with about 10 computers (low capacity) and a
> > server, all running linux 7.0. I then would install
> > Star Office 5.2 on the server and let the 10 clients
> > access and use it.
> >
> > 1- Is this possible?
>
>Of course! This was possible (and routine) over 10 years
>ago. The server would have been a unix box running the
>applications (as X clients - the X client/server thing
>can be confusing) and the clients would have been either
>unix workstations (running an X server) or X-server terminals.
>
> > 2- Is VNC appropriate for this?
>
>Yes, although the protocol is probably heavier than X, you
>wouldn't need much horsepower in the clients. In fact, I'd
>love to see somebody come up with a floppy-based VNC that
>boots a skeleton OS, display driver & Vncviewer. I'm not
>sure what sort of load 10 instances of vncserver would put
>on the server - not much, I'd imagine (it's probably less
>than an X server?) - I'd worry more about 10 staroffices...
>
>Have a look at www.ltsp.org - the linux terminal server
>project. This acheives a similar thing to what you're trying
>to do, but with (I think) diskless workstations that boot
>a linux image through the network & run local applications
>on X. It's probably easier than rolling your own setup with
>VNC & local installations of linux on each workstation.
>
>--
>Illtud Daniel                                 illtud.daniel "at" llgc.org.uk
>Uwch Ddadansoddwr Systemau                       Senior Systems Analyst
>Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru                  National Library of Wales
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