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I'm looking for an open source, non-proprietery solution to this problem, any help would be appreciated. I'd like to setup a server running Ubuntu Server. I'd then like to connect to this server from a stateless thin client and use an x-session. This would occur mostly over local area networks, but also possibly over the internet.

  • What would be the ideal set of software to accomplish this from a security, and usability standpoint?

  • Are there any ready-made stateless thin clients that don't require proprietery software?

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closed as off topic by Zoredache, larsks, sysadmin1138 Aug 9 '12 at 17:21

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LTSP. Browse around their site for a links to vendors that sell hardware. – Zoredache Mar 26 '12 at 18:35
Product and service recommendations are off topic per the updated FAQ. – sysadmin1138 Aug 9 '12 at 17:22
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LTSP like Zoredache suggested in his comment would be my first choice. Best options in terms of support and ease-of-setup/maintenance.

Using VNC (X2VNC or similar) and port forwarding over SSH would be my secondchoice. See the SSH man page, specifically the part about port forwarding.

Another option would be a point-top-point VPN connectivity (so you could use the normal X11 remote session functionality)

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