multiple sessions

A. John Peters ajpeters "at" otg-systems.com
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 18:53:36 +0000


It is open source
At 01:30 PM 8/23/01 -0400, you wrote:
>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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