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By Mark L ·
I have 18 mobile platforms, spanning 7,000 miles of navigable waterways throughout 22 states. All are to be migrated to a WinNT Desktop. I would prefer to keep the servers in one central location, and I need an underway as well as inport connectivity solution. Many are located outside the realm of anything but DIAL-UP POTs lines. I have a remote access option available, aswell as a Citrix (beta test) solution, but my problem is I can not provide underway connectivity, and in the DialUp locations, my Inport connectivity (through Citrix) is too slow. These are Tug & Barges that need both an inport and underway solution. How can I minimize the hardware I have to deploy on each cutter, yet maximize the connections & functionality to bring them into the Intranet that

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by Phinaddict In reply to WAN: Farthest reaches of ...

Are you running the metaframe apps as published apps? We switched to this and it speeded things up a bit. Also the least amount of things trying to run or push across the network are better.

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by Phinaddict In reply to WAN: Farthest reaches of ...

I also forgot to mention that Citrix is coming out with a new version that is supposed to have better caching features that actually run on the local machine while working on the server in the background. Not sure exactly how this works yet but according to the Citrix rep at the Orlando technet conference last week it is supposed to **** their current stuff away for speed.

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by Wayne M. In reply to WAN: Farthest reaches of ...

I am a little unclear about what you are trying to accomplish, but my recommendation would be to design to accomodate you communications links. Sending the Windows GUI over slow links using Citrix or PCAnywhere is probably inappropriate.

Although I am primarily a Windows person, I would strongly consider going to a UNIX/LINUX platform instead of NT. This would allow you to do a lot of administration and communications with telnet, which demands a lot less bandwidth than a GUI. Remote management of NT is difficult in the best circumstances, over slow links it may be nearly impossible.

I am not usre if this addresses you problem, but I would look first at the comms links and then build a system based on their capabilities.

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by avidetto In reply to WAN: Farthest reaches of ...

I suggest this, create a raised floor solution for your servers, pdc/bdc, & install SMS, Timbucktu & Ntreskit onsite as well as on the remote sites. You will need something local to service the offsite equipment( for the dial-up lines,SMS WILL WORK ON A 56k line you may be able to do a DSL connection or Cable connect in those locations if not I do suggest you use a Unix box on either end, this is the fastest way of communication. As an SMS administrator, I have been doing remote solutions via NT for some time, although GUI is slow, we have a international network and we do remote the dial-up via SMS & Reskit tools- & offsite dial-up connections ARE slow, however it is not so slow that you can't manage it. We use a combination of SMS, & Ntreskit tools other command line functions..ie' Rkill & Rclient..will allow you to remote into machine & Admin. Events, installs, and service machines without a GUI. Ie.,Rclient into test one, with one CMD open. Second command window open rkill /view the machine..or your

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