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Old 11-11-2003, 01:36 AM   #1
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terminal services and linux


Hello...

i was just wondering what kind of terminal server can handle let's say 16 terminals hooked up onto him all in a X session?? Hope you understand what I'm trying to ask..I'm new to linux and networking...

Is this even possible??

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Old 11-11-2003, 02:25 AM   #2
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I'd say with plenty of RAM and a grunty
CPU no problem with most Linux-distros.

X has been built/designed with all that in
mind, so it really shouldn't be to much of
an issue ... I've run four simultaneous
sessions of a PIII 400 with 256 MB with
no problem (in fact the CPU load was
under 5% at most times, and process
load was <2 at all times ... even with
Open Office running)...

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Old 11-11-2003, 03:26 AM   #3
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Thanks for the answer...

Is there a thingy that would look like that old style terminal...I would need a monitor and a keyboard and a mouse all hooked up to a terminal server...

I don't even know if this exists?? Anyone knows??

Best regards,

Uros
 
Old 11-11-2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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You can get old console WISE terminals
and special cards that will allow up to
16 serial connections for the PC... however,
you wouldn't get X on those, just console.

I've seen some of those dumb terminals
advertised for 40 bucks :)

If you want X you'll need to get thin-clients
(graphical terminals) which are a bit of
a different pricerange, and for performance
reasons use Ethernet rather than serial :)


Look at this thing and its "bigger brothers"


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Old 11-12-2003, 12:46 AM   #5
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Thanks....

Damn, I thought that this terminal were cheeper...like 200 buck max...oh well..thanks anyway..

best regards,

Uros
 
  


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