[K12OSN] WAN Boot

Simon Faulkner simon at titanic.co.uk
Wed Jun 28 18:59:45 UTC 2006

> You can build a local boot server that provides the IP and kernel.  LTSP
> can then be setup to point to a remote X server.  Keep in mind that X is
> a pig: expect the remote thin clients to run slowly.  This can be
> improved greatly with No Machine's NX server and client (or freenx on
> the server end, if you want to go the GPL route). The NX server would
> run on the remote X server; the NX client would run on the thin clients.
> One other thing, if your link between the two sites is slow, booting a
> thin client, not to mention several, will be slow too.  A fast
> connection won't be much better, especially when compared to a local
> network. 
> HTH,

Oh yes, a very good answer, thank you :-)

I will have a test...

We use Axel terminals over RDP or VNC and they seem useable (just) for 
simple work.



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