By ThinGuy on Sep 25, 2007
CLAIM: New models of Sun Rays optionally support connecting over a switched Ethernet IP connection.
False. Since the very first Sun Ray 1 in 1999, Sun Rays have always connected over a switched Ethernet IP connection. In fact there is no “optionally” involved, although you could use a hub if you wanted. What is the competition trying to say here? That they support Token Ring, Banyan VINES, DECnet? This is FUD in it's purest form. It's true we used only support "private interconnects" (Still TCP/IP, still ethernet, still switched) but that recommendation is no longer used. Even when we had this recommendation, others deployed it differently. We still support this option because some customers actually like to segment network traffic whether through cable plant or VLAN technology.
The Sun Ray display protocol has always been routable since it's based on TCP/IP. Another embarrassing correction to the competition. Limitations on support were due to other features in the Sun Ray product, mainly surrounding how to tell the Sun Ray what it needed to know to find a server and apply firmware. This is just more FUD and we can cite reference of customers running in routed environments during our initial release of the software (year 2000) such as Michigan Technical University.