Bug 1981 - Support to automatically connect to nearest cluster
Summary: Support to automatically connect to nearest cluster
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: VSM Server (show other bugs)
Version: 1.5.0
Hardware: PC Linux
: P2 Enhancement
Target Milestone: LowPrio
Assignee: Peter Åstrand
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-05-05 11:27 CEST by Peter Åstrand
Modified: 2022-05-03 12:55 CEST (History)
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Comment 1 Erik Forsberg cendio 2006-05-05 11:28:43 CEST
I wouldn't be surprised if there is some kind of support for this in for example
SLP (Service Location Protocol).
Comment 2 Peter Åstrand cendio 2013-05-08 10:53:48 CEST
The general idea, as we understand it, is to have several clusters on different
geographical locations, and then have the system automatically select the
nearest cluster. Tarantella has/had something like this. 

I think this could be implemented in several ways. Some ideas:

* Add this functionality to VSM and perhaps construct some kind of "super VSM

* Use DNS in some clever way. Either we could provide a special DNS server which
returns different IPs depending on the client IP/distance/latency. Or, we could
perhaps use a standard DNS server returning multiple adresses and then add
functionality to client to determine which adress is nearest/fastest.

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