Andros Island Connectivity?

Rob Seastrom rs at
Wed May 1 03:00:21 UTC 2013

Good 'ol Warren, sure knows how to make friends and influence people.


Warren Bailey <wbailey at> writes:

> Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Seastrom! ;)
> On 4/30/13 7:02 PM, "Joel M Snyder" <jms at> wrote:
>>> Protracted discussion (and promotion) has glossed over one key point:
>>>>> None of the people on-site are technical, and all their data is
>>>>> via RDP on a server in the United States.
>>> They will not be happy with VSAT latency (typically 700ms though
>>> physics says you can never do better than 550, and that's for the
>>> space segment alone) if they are running RDP, VNC, Citrix, or similar
>>> technologies.  Sorry for being a buzzkill, Warren.  :)
>>Actually, Citrix (in particular) works quite well over satellite
>>latencies.  The network project I'm working on right now is wrapping up
>>an app rollout to about 100 countries, many of which we can only reach
>>via VSAT.  Testing showed that Citrix performance is much better for
>>AJAX-y web apps than pure HTTP.
>>Citrix has a bunch of intelligence built-in specifically to deal with
>>issues related to high-latency/low-bandwidth circuits, including local
>>mouse, local echo, click/movement aggregation into large packets, and of
>>course compression-before-encryption.  It's not quite Memorex, but it's
>>very usable.
>>I'd be happy to share the data with anyone who is interested; I also
>>showed that F5 Big-IP load balancers can make really horrible ERP apps
>>(*ahem* Oracle eBusiness *cough* *cough* *cough*) work a lot better as
>>well, if you decide not to use Citrix.
>>Joel M Snyder, 1404 East Lind Road, Tucson, AZ, 85719
>>Senior Partner, Opus One       Phone: +1 520 324 0494
>>jms at Opus1.COM      

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