Terminal services alternatives
tdiehl at rogueind.com
Sun Dec 12 02:19:29 UTC 2004
I was wondering if anyone knows of a linux based solution to Terminal Services
or Citirx? I am aware of the LTSP but as I understand things, that still
requires a PC on the desktop and more importantly a high bandwidth connection
to the server. I am looking for something that from a user standpoint
"just works" and works well. I thought about looking into doing something
with vnc but 1) you still need a pc on the desktop and 2) at least on windoze
vnc is not always the most responsive application. Admittedly I have never run
it with linux acting as a server. 3) vnc is a very insecure program and would
require some sort of tunnel and most likely you would need to login twice.
Not very convienient.
I would like to be able to have a server somewhere connected to the internet via
a T1. Clients would be connected to the internet via some type of broadband
connection (no dialup). The clients ideally would be something along the lines
of a winterm or thinstar. I know this type of thing is easially done with
windoze terminal services, or windoze termianl services and citirx depending
on exactly what you need, but is there a linux equivelent?
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