[clug-talk] Lets pretend
mbgb14 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 7 19:18:25 PDT 2006
Lets pretend here.
Pretend I just inherited a bunch of money, and I've bought myself a nice
little space in a strip mall. I wanna open up a internet cafe/gaming cafe.
Anyways, what I want is 30 thin client computers, pretty much headless.
These will be for casual email-checking users. Then there'll be about 30
gaming centres. Souped up computers. 2gb of ram, the best video cards, and
300gb of hard drive space. You get the picture.. Basically, nothing short of
$2000. Now, I want to network all these machines together on the worlds
fastest internet connection. I want to have a central server for storing
save-game files, and maybe VIP-member files. I'd like to have a system setup
where users require their username and password, and have to come up to the
front desk to purchase time/snacks/whatever. But, I'd like them to be able
to login to any machine and have it show their time remaining. I'd like to
be able to lock out certain games from younger kids, and block internet from
kids whos parents have asked for that.
Get each computer to connect to the server and verify credentials, pull down
time remaining, and restrictions. Make the super gaming computers login to
themselves locally. This is because the games will be installed on each
machine for maximum mperformance. The thin clients however would not login
to themselves; but, rather the server. XDMCP anyone? I have no idea how'd
you'd implement any of this -- the time management, the restrictions, the
login authentication - nothing.
If you've ever been into a place like Switchbox or Liquid Matrix you know
exactly what I'm talking about. I'm looking for a brainstorm on how to do
this all for free :)
Of course, I don't own any of the said equipment. Its more of a curiosity
Thanks for any help,
pub 1024D/9091C422 02/05/2006 Mitchell Brown <mbgb14 at gmail.com>
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