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Old 10-28-2003, 04:55 PM   #1
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"terminal services" in Linux 9?


Howdy all. In WIN2K Server there is a feature called Terminal Server. It allows other boxes to log onto it as though you are actually on the console itself. Is there such an animal in Linux 9? The name? Can a user on a WIN2K Professional box use it and log on?
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Yes you can - you can use either VNC or an X server for windows such as cygwin.

If you want to go the whole way with terminal services you can boot a linux system on a diskless system using LTSP:
http://www.ltsp.org
 
Old 10-28-2003, 05:40 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ.

Yes you can - you can use either VNC or an X server for windows such as cygwin.

If you want to go the whole way with terminal services you can boot a linux system on a diskless system using LTSP:
http://www.ltsp.org
What is VCN, X server, and cygwin? Definately not diskless so that wont work.
 
Old 10-28-2003, 06:30 PM   #4
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I'm a LInux noob myself, but I can give a little info. on this. VNC (Virtual Network Client?) is software that lets you access remote computers. Unlike terminal server, which sets up different sessions for different clients, VNC sessions are like you are actually typing on the keyboard and using the mouse on the computer you are logging onto. For example, if you connect to a computer via VNC and someone is typing at the computer the two of you can "fight" over where the mouse is moving what is being typed, etc. VNC does account for this by letting you disable the keyboard and mouse attached to the computer. Also, on my labs local NT cluster, I have found VNC to be considerably slower than remote desktop (aka Terminal Server) and prefer Terminal server hands down. BUT, I think VNC can work across different platforms (e.g. Win2K and LInux) plus its free.

Never used X server so can't say.

Cygwin is a set of tools that make a windows box have Unix like capabilites.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that VNC is included on the RedHat 9.0 installation disc. Just pop in the discs and add the VNC rpm package.

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Old 10-29-2003, 01:29 PM   #5
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szf2 covered most but:
VNC is actually Virtual Network Computing (you were close )

Cygwin like has bee said is a et of unix liek tools compiled for use on windows - this includes an X server that will let you to run an application on the linux box yet display it via the X server running on the windows machine.
 
  


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