LTSP is a Thin Client Solution for Linux operating systems. To learn more, browse the resources on this website or click below to see the benefits of LTSP. There is a community LTSP support chatroom on the IRC network Freenode. Developers and ‘s LTSP Tutorial Videos [YouTube]. If you are a government or educational leader, Rais has extra server he may choose to gift to your organization — if you are serious about using LTSP. This gift .

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This way you have the latest up-to-date security packages, keeping things secure. After about 2 minutes, depending on the speed of the computer, you will be informed that the Live LTSP environment is ready to use.

My ADSL router does that on mine.

The IP address of the machine I’m using currently is Follow the installation found here. Then on the login screen click on Preferences in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen and choose Shutdown. Most computers made in the last 3 years should be fine, and many older computers too.

LTSP/Howto – Debian Wiki

If you’ve been following my guides then you’ll already have a static IP address for your server. If you don’t have enough space to install, you can use the “Erase Disk” button to clear it out first. LTSP transforms your computer in to a terminal server, if you don’t know what that is, you probably don’t want it.

If speed is important and security is less so then it is recommended. For more information, see interfaces 5. Of course, the last parameter is the name of the user. Most processors will work just fine.


Provide user name and password. I’m okay with this. Set the option broadcast-address so the first 3 sets of numbers are the same as the subnet setting plus the It is recommended that you have at least 1 gigabit connection to the server for every 15 thin clients, and at least mbit connections to the thin clients from your switches. It is important that you make sure that this static IP address is outside the range issued by your router otherwise you might find you router giving this address to another device on your network.

They assume your server has two NICSs. Now start with configurations: I then set the range in the dhcpd. If you’re going to be following this guide step by step using Putty then you can save yourself some typing by simply highlighting each command below, right-clicking on it and selecting Copy.

Use the arrows on the keyboard to select a language and then press the Enter key.

Introduction to LTSP

Since it’s a live environment, it will only apply until you restart the system. Install ltsp-server-standalone, ltsp-client since there is to be no separate chroot dnsmasq an easy to configure tool other desired software and the desktop environment of your choice. Please refer to the Apple documentation provided with your system for further information on Bootcamp. The first way is called IP Address Reservation.

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Refer to your computer’s manual for further details or feel free to ask us for further assistance. How to prevent SSH from disconnecting sessions November 30, Thin clients are low powered with no hard disk and lesser processor and RAM configurations are used as thin clients. If you already have an address configured on a card, the utility will warn you about it.

The Ubuntu project encourages and welcomes participation of women in the project. Please vote for the questions you think should be answered there or add the missing questions. Later guides will show you how to run MS Windows thin clients.


Software is added to the server that is desirable for clients. LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy thin clients.

In which case select Log Out from the System menu before selecting the Preferences option on the Thin Client login screen to Shutdown the thin client. If you have chosen the “Install Edubuntu” option then the installer will start automatically without a desktop session.

This will take some time so be patient. Change the first three sets of numbers of the subnet to match your IP address. NetworkManager will be configured to use the router’s dhcp server. You will then be able to return to the previous form and change your option, or alternatively you could force it and lose the existing network connection.

Mine doesn’t, it only has the one. You can unselect any that you think you won’t need. When you reboot your system, the installation media will eject and the system will prompt you to remove it and restart the computer.

It can also be edited to run a local DNS cache on the server. Lastly reboot the server so that all changes are active including the user’s membership in the group epoptes. My blog collects analytics so that I can better understand my audience.