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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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