[ok-mail] [K12OSN] Scalability (long email)

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Sat Apr 10 20:41:08 UTC 2004


Has anyone setup rdesktop with linux on 20 + workstations ? (With Win2K) 
and what specs are needed for the Win2K server to handle the load.
We've setup a P-II 500 Mhz with 512mb ram and can barely launch 3 
connections. The response is incrediblly SLOW....

thanks for the input


jhansknecht at hanstech.com wrote:

>On Tue, 2004-04-06 at 21:26, Shawn Powers wrote:
>>I have 3 schools, all connected via fiber.  There are approx 30 classrooms per 
>>building, with a variation of 10 & 100mbit connections internally.  The 2 big 
>>directions I'm looking at would be to have 90 "mini-labs", where a teacher 
>>gets a new white-box Pentium 4 computer, and have it serve as a classroom 
>>LTSP server to 5 or 6 "junker" thin clients for the students (much like the 
>>original case study Paul Nelson put up several years back).  If the student 
>>management system won't work under Wine -- that teacher computer would have 
>>to run win4lin or some such solution.
>Instead of win4lin think about using a Windows terminal server with
>rdesktop. ....you will need to spend a little but I suspect you will be
>able to conqueror this application requirement.
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