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smudge|lala 02-24-2009 03:08 PM

Terminal Services - Linux Desktop
I am used to thin clients and terminal services with Windows 2003, dialing in with a VPN.

99% of thin clients are Linux based even if connecting to a M$ server but I have never seen anything on the setup for Linux terminal servers.

I am clearly not using the right keywords to narrow my topic down so any pointers would be great as I'd love to set one up. I have a powerful server and thin clients are cheap as chips, even self build so rather use this but how does the linux setup work, still create a VPN connection? Rdesktop? What's the 'proper' way to do it?

Are there any good tutorials? Any tips would be great.

XavierP 02-24-2009 03:28 PM

Have you looked into the Linux Terminal Server Project? The LTSP has been going for a number of years.

smudge|lala 02-24-2009 03:42 PM

I hadn't seen it but will read through thank you. Essentially "adds thin-client support to Linux servers" sounds like it's not native to Linux and support has been added by LTSP?

Just found this, looks pretty good.

XavierP 02-24-2009 04:42 PM

It is native to Linux but isn't it's own server OS. On the other hand, it is widely used and, as I said, has been going for a long time. You could always test it in a lab before deployment - no licensing costs to do that or to run it in a business environment!

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