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Re: [K12OSN] WAN Boot

Also consider security.  Remote X is unencrypted, as
is VNC.  NX uses ssh by default, which is encrypted.

--- Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu <m3freak rogers com> wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-28-06 at 14:19 +0100, Simon Faulkner
> wrote:
> > If a terminal can get a local DHCP address and the
> DHCP server points 
> > them to a LTSP server through a routed connection
> can you have LTSP 
> > terminals 'off site'?
> 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,
> Ranbir
> -- 
> Kanwar Ranbir Sandhu
> Linux 2.6.16-1.2115_FC4 i686 GNU/Linux 
> 14:36:23 up 19:41, 3 users, load average: 1.16,
> 0.59, 0.34 
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