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Re: Workstation Maintainance?


On Mon, 01 Nov 2004, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:

> On 01-11-2004 13:31, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> > Would the lessdisks approach which is in development not solve these issues
> > more effectively?  As I understand it (corrections most welcome) the entire
> > OS comes over the network *but* in contrast to the thin clients, all apps
> > run locally instead of remotely over X.
> Sounds like you are wrong about lessdisks:

It certainly does!

> Lessdisks is a framework for distributed diskless systems. As such, it
> _can_ be configured to run all apps locally, or it can execute X11 apps
> remotely (insecurely as LTSP3 or SSH-encrypted), or run VNC, or run NX,
> or...

Would a system configured to run all apps locally not be a good solution to
this problem them?  Granted this may need testing.

> The default setup (and also the most tested AFAIK) is running all X11
> apps remotely, similar to LTSP3 but SSH-encrypted.

I see.

> If LTSP can be setup exactly like you need it then that is the easiest
> to use. But I believe it is easier to customize lessdisks than LTSP,
> because everything is Debian (the client filesystem is simply a chroot
> on the server).

Interesting.  I'm really going to have to get my test network back up and
running to try some of this stuff.


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