[rescue] Sun Rays

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sat Aug 9 13:13:45 CDT 2003

On Saturday, August 9, 2003, at 01:30 PM, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> Did you get the host software ?
> As I understand it, the SunRay is a very dumb device... basically 
> acting
> as a network attached peripheral (screen, kb, mouse, 2xUSB).  They do
> not act as computers at all.  Everyone with a SunRay runs all software 
> on
> a host server, and the Ray acts as "locally attached" 
> screen,kb,mouse,usb.

   Yes.  Just like an X terminal.  In fact, that's exactly what it 
is...but with a lot of very nice "smarts" built in, like the smart 
card-based session management and stuff like that.

   They really are a great product...I wish Sun would push them more.  
Everyone who has seen mine loves it as much as I do (even though it's 
not even the current model) and wonders why they haven't seen more of 
them out there.

> I'd love to play with a couple of these... but I've never come across 
> the
> server software required to use them.  I don't think it is included 
> with
> Solaris (although maybe that changed for Solaris 9 ?).

   The software is a free download from Sun.  Let me know if you don't 
find it; I'll dig it up for you.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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