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[K12OSN] Re: K12LTSP across the Wan - NX status?



The No Machine NX protocol is supposed to be the ideal solution for your
application, that is, thin client access to a terminal server over a
slow WAN link. A quick google confirms that there are people working on
this for K12LTSP http://www.mailbucket.org/rss_k12osn-506780.html and if
memory serves, this was a hot topic at the last K12LTSP convention back
east. NX has a commercial version and a free version, not sure of the
details right now, but it is supposed to be as good as MS RDP or better
over low bandwidth links. They claim a graphical terminal session is
quite useable over dialup. Now, getting your terminals to boot from a
remote K12LTSP server is a different topic, but it should work fine with
a locally installed NX capable client.

Can anyone on the list give us a status on NX support?

Hope this helps,

Sean Harbour
Network Engineer
Northwest Regional Education Service District
5825 NE Ray Circle, Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-614-1448

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> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 11:20:13 -0400
> From: "Rondall Stewart" <rstewart iccpartners com>
> Subject: RE: [K12OSN] K12LTSP across the Wan
> To: <smooge gmail com>, "Support list for opensource software in
>         schools." <k12osn redhat com>
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> The WAN are connected with full T1 1.5M  Point to Points.
> 4 locations total (1 Lan and 3 Remote Location)
> Each school has between 20 to 30 workstations (mostly labs) that would
> benifit from this.
> The worsations are IBM's which vary in specs,  we cut the support
> level at a Pentium 166 mhz with 32 Mb ram.  The good news is they all
> are PXE enabled.
> 
> 
> Rondall Stewart
> Technical Team Leader
> ICC Technology Partners
> (606)886-8447




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