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Re: How bandwidth requirement could be reduced when using thin clients?

tirsdag 5. oktober 2004, 23:51, skrev Ben Higginbottom:
> Have you considered alternatives to LTSP? [...]
> http://www.fensystems.co.uk/downloads/

Yes. It's this process we are doing now. Lessdisks is also on the table. 


> Owen LeBlanc at the University of Manchester has recently deployed a
> few thousand Debian desktops there using a combination of AFS (but
> any network file system could be used) and a 4.5Mb local
> installation with only himself as the administrator.

Great. I'll quote from the documentation by Dr A V Le Blanc at the 
Manchester Computing University of Manchester. I'we read the documents 
from the link. It's some difference between Blancs recomendations, and 
ours. We want to use PXE-boot or etherbooth with no local disk on the 
thin client to reduce the point of failure, and exclude the need for a 
bootloader at the local machine. Our mandate is not a dual system 
solution. It's Skolelinux only. 

It's also a requirement to tackle 2-8 Mbps bandwidth between the schools 
and a central server-farm. In my experience an university often has at 
least 10 or 100 Mbps between buildings. It's not posible to increase 
the bandwidth to 10 or 100 Mbps in the near future. 

The last and least requirement is that the solution can't have any 
licencing cost. 

- Knut

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