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Old 02-16-2005, 09:11 AM   #1
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LTSP from the internet


Hello, I am setting up a LTSP server on a SuSE 9.2 x86_64 platform. The server is being setup for a test of LTSP and other products. I am trying to get LTSP server up and running and want to access it from the internet so that i can have internet users run a couple of apps. I am not sure how to set it up tho - because at this time there may be different platforms to connect to it and I do not know the workstations before hand.
 
Old 02-16-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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Sound like a huge security risk, but you're going to have to open TFTP on your firewall, as well as all X ports. I would seriously recommend against this. You may want to try a VPN instead.

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Old 02-16-2005, 10:19 AM   #3
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Do you know a better solution to provide thin client service to internet users? i have looked at nomachine.com as well - seems to be pretty much another LTSP based server. We have some apps that we want the users to run off of our server. VPN's would work - but i am not sure how I would set that up with LTSP.
Any and all suggestions welcomed at this point.
 
Old 02-24-2005, 02:51 PM   #4
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Unfortunately, I've never set up a VPN, I just use one. I would recommend going that route, but you'll have to do a little research.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 10:50 AM   #5
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NX vs LTSP vs VNC

One of the previous posts concerning LTSP over the internet is correct. It's a HUGE security hole. It's also a bandwidth hog...works great over a LAN, but over a WAN pipe....ugh. VPN will solve the security issue, but it's kinda like builing a cannon to kill a fly. You said that you have looked at NX by NoMachine? It's not really an LTSP clone, it's a bandwidth compression scheme for X display forwarding. SSH server/client also support X forwarding (I seem to remember that NX is based on SSH and a compression algorithm).

Is it correct that you only are wanting to have your users run a couple of applications? If this is the case, NX might fit the bill; it's got builtin authentication (I *THINK* it does anyway) and encryption, answering the security concerns. VNC offers encrytpion as well, and provides a complete desktop environment. NX is more bandwidth-friendly, by VNC is a little more common. If you still need to boot a complete system remotely, you might look at pxes.sf.net. It's a cd booting thin client, that then can connect to a NX, VNC, RDP or X server for server applications.
 
Old 09-14-2005, 10:38 AM   #6
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If you are still interested NX is the Ideal solution fo you. It is a brease to setup and runs pretty good over the internet. I have installed it on a SUSE 9.3 box with no problems and alsmost no post configuration. Just make sure you install the linux client before you install the server.
 
  


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