Unix equivalent of windows terminal server options?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Fri Jan 27 21:12:46 UTC 2017


At Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:04:35 +0500 asad <a.alii85 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> Hi Heller
> 
> Thxs yes  need remote desktop e.g RDP like protocol for Unix server.

The standard GUI subsystem for Posix (UNIX / Linux) is called X and it already 
uses a networked protocol.  The X library and all of the toolkits layered 
above it sends graphics commands and listens for input events (keyboard input, 
pointer movement and clicks) through a socket (either a local UNIX socket or a 
Tcp/Ip socket).  The actual display / keyboard / mouse is encapsulated by 
somethine called an X server, which is just a program that runs on the other 
side of the socket from the X library.

It is possible to install an "X Server" application under MS-Windows and set
up this server to "log in" to a Posix (UNIX/Linux) machine (connecting to one
of xdm, gdm, kdm, lightdm, etc.). Then applications can be run on the
UNIX/Linux machine with the local machine as the display/keyboard/mouse for
the UNIX/Linux application. There are various ways to restrict a user as to
what applications they are allowed to use. 


> 
> regards
> asad
> 
> On 28 Jan 2017 00:59, "Robert Heller" <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> 
> What you are looking for is a remote desktop.  Do a web search for "remote
> desktop".
> 
> At Fri, 27 Jan 2017 23:41:08 +0500 "Ubuntu user technical support,  not for
> general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> >
> >
> > I want to replace *Windows terminal server* mostly due to cost reasons
> > license cost for 2100 users goes out of roof.
> >
> > The end-user is all windows but I want a jump server that is UNIX based ,
> I
> > have some experience with VNC but I don't want options exists in UNIX to
> > run a terminal services for 2100 users. Some of the basic requirement for
> > such a setup be:-
> >
> >    - use of browser to access web based application
> >    - Restrict or limit desktop application based upon user authorization.
> >    - Supporting concurrent users for about 1200 per server.
> >
> > Please let me know how should I go about.
> >
> >
> > regards
> >
> > asad
> >
> > MIME-Version: 1.0
> >
> 
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