[K12OSN] LTSP over a T1 wan connection

rmcdaniel at indata.us rmcdaniel at indata.us
Fri Jun 2 14:40:48 UTC 2006


How do you get such great boot times while connecting over a 1.45Mb
connection.  I had to replace 10Mb hubs with a 100Mb switch just to get
good boot times.


Ronald R. McDaniel
Conecuh County Schools
(251) 578-7073 x26
(251) 238-1890 cell
1*4238*104 SouthernLinc
rmcdaniel at indata.us

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [K12OSN] LTSP over a T1 wan connection
> From: Barry Cisna <cisna-barry at wc235.k12.il.us>
> Date: Fri, June 02, 2006 9:36 am
> To: K12OSN <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Hello Tom,
> Did you try pinging the remote server,and seeing what kind of msec ping
> times you got? Also even though your t-1 is "split" possibly an firewall
> port blocking the tftp, or dhcp at one site or the other or both?
> I done the same scenario as you are doing here,,but i setup a vpn with
> openswan in between the two buildings and this worked out slick. We can
> boot to either K12LTSP or (dread) booting to the windows terminal server
> at the remote location as well. The bootup times at the client are
> almost identical to is the server was right there at the same site.
> There is some latency connecting trying to log in,, but once logged in
> the client respond same as server in the same building.I now have a
> dedicated server setup at that site, so to increase the client count.
> AT least with VPN, you have some diagnostics stuff built in, to at least
> give you a fighting chance of diagnosing, some wan probs. Just a
> thought.
> Another thing at a hard drive machine at the "remote location" you might
> try and do an <nmap> and see if you are seeing enough ports open on your
> ltsp server to get your client to bootup correctly.At least
> dhcp,tftp,ssh.
> Take Care,
> Barry Cisna
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