Getting started with the Linux Terminal Server Project


Article from Issue 85/2007

The Linux Terminal Server Project offers a comprehensive approach to terminal services in Linux, including easy access to local sound cards, printers, and USB sticks.

Unix is an ideal platform for terminal servers. The many network-capable services, such as the X11 graphics interface, the SSH remote shell, and NFS, are mature and trusted standards that have been around for years. But good serverbased computing means that the user experience is identical to the experience of working directly with the application. Programs should play back sound to the client system, rather than to the server running the application; USB sticks plugged into a client should be accessible to applications running on the server; and printers attached to the client should be visible to the terminal server system.

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