From: Conor Daly (conor.daly at domain met.ie)
Date: Mon 13 Aug 2001 - 15:12:42 IST
On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 03:05:00PM +0100 or thereabouts, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 13, 2001 at 01:36:56PM +0000, Conor Daly mentioned:
> > So, can I tell the kernel on the x-terminal:
> > "LOOK! THERE'S ONLY ONE SERVER FOR YOU TO TALK TO!"
> > "Go get its MAC address at boot and REMEMBER IT!!! And stop annoying
> > everyone else by asking the same question OVER AND OVER AGAIN!"
> > That'd be nice eh?
> Indeed. Go for "arp -s hostname hw_addr". As far as I know, it makes a
> permenant ARP entry for that IP. Needless to say, this will break stuff,
> when you change the NIC in your server ;)
Naturally. Of course, this is getting away from the main point. The
choice of using hub/switches in each computer lab and a single cable back
to the server or individual cables for each client really depends on the
x-terminals' resolution, bit depth and frame rate. If these are low, a
single 100Mbit link per lab would probably carry all the traffic but if they
start to climb, then individual links are required.
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