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Re: [school-discuss] Wireless network ambulance for classrooms w/o wired network connectivity
Daniel Howard wrote:
[...] convert our elementary school's network to support
LTSP/thin clients, one of the challenges we have is that due to
Please note that, while driving along the way of the LTSP/thin_client
adoption, another challenge you might face with, expecially employing
wireless-lans, it's the bandwidth!
As the standard LTSP rely on the X protocol and the X protocol consumes
lot of bandwidth, I think that with a 11Mbps links you could experience
In order to avoid such problems and, also, in order to "improve" (a bit)
the overall quality of the whole architecture, you should take a look at
NX technologies (www.nomachine.com). It should be added to LTSP quite
easily. Please note that the "core" of the NX architecture is
_open_source_ and, as such, can be used freely. There're also a FreeNX
project, somewhere on the web, that should embed all (and only) the
open-source components of NX (but I can be wrong. Please check!).
Please note that NX let user to access a central server via a graphical
interface also with a standard 28.8 kbps modem. Something simply
impossibile with standard X protocols.
Damiano // who read a lot about NX but never tried it!
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