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Old 10-25-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Linux server as a terminal server?


Hi I'm trying to learn to configure a linux machine (Ubuntu 10.10) to act as a terminal server.

Heres my current setup. I have 1 ubuntu 10.10 machine running Oracle Virtual Box. For the virual boxes I have to more ubuntu 10.10 machines. One im trying to setup as the term server and the other as the client. I know it sounds crazy, but im only doing it now for learning purposes, and the apply to business later.

Anyway, I've did the research and cant seem to find anything that works. Perhaps virtual box has something to do with this? What im trying to accomplish is allowing both Windows and Linux desktops to connect to the term server, but I cannot even get the linux machine to connect.

I also wouldnt mind trying to setup a Fedora server to do the same thing.

In any case, ive never done this before.

Any suggestions anyone?
 
Old 10-25-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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Just to clarify, I know about VNC, at least on Windows, but I need the ability to be able to transfer files, adjust resolution settings, map drives, etc. More or less the same options that you have in a standard windows RDP connection.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 05:57 AM   #3
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Can you tell us what mode the network interfaces of the virtual machines are. (NAT, bridged or internal).
 
Old 10-26-2010, 05:46 PM   #4
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NAT, but I also tried with internal network setting, but still no luck. In both cases the machines are pingable to each each other. It seems like im just using the wrong client/server software.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 07:12 PM   #5
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hmm sounds like you need to use iptables or something similar to forward the necessary ports from the real interface's ip to the virtual ip or something like that
 
Old 10-26-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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Yeah to be honest I dont even know whether or not im using the right client/server programs. Linux has the terminal services client, but that uses port 3389 and is specific to RDP which is more less a M$ thing. I cannot seem to find anything on linux server that seems to be able to be configured to work with that protocol.

Most of the info that I find either contains info on a good server, but nothing on a corresponding client, and vice versa. It would be good to get some clarification on what actually works with what.

In any case im still going to have another look at the firewall/port forward settings.

Im still doing some research here, looking into setting up an LTPS (I think you call it) server.
 
Old 10-26-2010, 08:06 PM   #7
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FYI I even tested with the firewall inactive, using the ufw command (ubuntu fire wall) but still not working. In any case this should be a fun learning experience.
 
Old 10-27-2010, 05:49 PM   #8
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Lol well I guess it doesnt help that VirtualBox assigns the same IP address to all of the virtual machines by default lol.
 
Old 10-28-2010, 05:25 PM   #9
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So, I got NoMachine to work, but one problem, the free version only allows two user accounts . Part of my problem was that I didnt have sshd installed Gonna try freenx
 
  


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