multiple sessions

Yan Seiner yan "at" cardinalengineering.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:33:49 +0000


OT and getting more so, but there is a k12 ltsp version out, 
specifically for schoools.  Search for k12ltsp.

--Yan

A. John Peters wrote:

> 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
>> Yn siarad drosof fy hun, nid LlGC   -  Speaking personally, not for NLW
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