A look at the Linux Terminal Server Project
Posted Aug 18, 2005 3:00 UTC (Thu) by jwb
Parent article: A look at the Linux Terminal Server Project
I use LTSP at work for a very small installation: three PCs we keep for guests from other offices.
Basically they get to run Firefox off the local machine if they just want Web access, or they can run a
full-screen RDP session to a Windows Terminal Server back at the home office.
The whole system works really well. Even though the clients have various odd video cards, LTSP
automatically configures the X server on every boot, even for machines with two monitors. Printer
forwarding works properly in RDP (users can print from the remote Windows applications to the
local printer via CUPS transparently). Etherboot is an important complement to LTSP, and it allows
us to remove the disks from the thin clients, making them completely maintenance-free. What's
more, if anything goes wrong, the user can just hit the reset switch and be back up in a few
LTSP is really a terrific project that showcases all the core unix strengths, used together to good
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