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LTSP - Can one connect to it from Linux

I had a look at the Linux Terminal Server but could not determine if it is possible to connect to a LTSP server from another linux box or only as a dumb terminal.

To further clarify, I like to have a similar setup created on linux that is done with the windows based terminal server, where the windows box is an operating workstation with the terminal server client and the user can connect to the terminal server as a terminal while the operating system is running.

So far I only have seen ways to create a dumb terminal and connect to the LTSP machine, but not the above.

Is it possible, and how?

TIA,

Tom
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veedarCommented:
I worked with LTSP before and we connected to it from Windows using a Hummingbird eXceed client.
So yes it's possible to do what you're asking. There may be other clients available now as well.
I would suggest you post to the LTSP mailing list. Ofcourse you don't even need LTSP. A linux box
acting as a display manager will do what you want. Here's how...
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/

Let me point you to another possibility, it's perhaps the easiest and quickest way to set up a Linux terminal server. Download and burn the latest Knoppix http://www.knoppix.org/. It contains a free version of NoMachine http://www.nomachine.com/ called FreeNX already built and ready to go. There is also a free
client for Windows available at nomachine.
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tom_szaboAuthor Commented:

Thanks! :-)
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