Thin Clients

Rashkae ubuntu at
Tue Oct 7 19:22:55 UTC 2008

Mark Haney wrote:

> This is true if the traffic is mostly LAN based.  Having the majority of 
> the traffic come from the CO for the thin clients worries me.  If the 
> terminal server is at the school this is a no-brainer.  At the CO, a LOT 
> depends on the districts infrastructure.  In a relatively small district 
> (or well funded) this shouldn't be a huge problem.  Again, this is the 
> big unknown for us, we don't know the school district at all, so I'm 
> completely guessing here.  A good solid fiber network between schools 
> should handle the load fine.  Anything else and I would have to look a 
> lot closer at it before I attempted it.

This is where we are assuming different things about his architecture.
When I read the first message, it said the servers at the school would
be connected to the central server.  I figured that meant the schools
would have application servers, and the central server would be for
things like the user database, possibly file storage.  I wouldn't
suggest a thin client setup on a WAN,, some organizations do it. I see
it more often with Citrix Winframe on Internet, but lag is much much
more noticeable, and X is next to useless if the network connection
isn't 100% stable.

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