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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LTSP, the Linux Terminal Server Project, is an open-source server that, when configured correctly, can save businesses a lot of money by requiring minimal amounts of hardware for many machine instances, it also makes keeping security, software and OS instances up to date with hutorial effort.

First, a little background. Imagine a machine where there is no hard disk, no SSD, no M.

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This amount may change depending on the types of software you assign to the users. In my case, it was requested that at the minimum a web browser, LibreOffice and gcc be provided for the thin clients. I would generally recommend 5 gigabytes per user that will be accessing the server. The first step of set up, of course, would be to install the operating system. Follow the installation found here. Once Ubuntu Server is installed, boot up and login, and configure your network interfaces.


This way you have the latest up-to-date security packages, keeping things secure. Line 10 tells us that the IPs being handed out to any clients of the server will be within the We can assign this range because the broadcast, listed on line 13, is actually When choosing a subdomain, it would be wise to use an unresolvable top level for your domain such as. Save it, then we move on to configuration of the NFS exports. As I previously mentioned, I was instructed to install LibreOffice, gcc and some web browser.


This may take a while. This is because some of them require an actually running machine to install. For now, we have users to add.

Exit the chroot and add the users on the server itself. Any users with root access eg: Firstly we have the command. Of course, the last parameter is the name of the user. On the LTSP server, uncomment net.

To make this setting active immediately, run sudo sysctl -w net. If you have tutoeial success stories that came from your experience following this comprehensive guide, feel free to leave a comment below sharing said experience!


Changing the location allows you to perform tasks on a system that lies within the current system such as a linux install being mounted in a directory during a live CD. When we uncomment it, the line will no longer be skipped. First, when installing Ubuntu server Here is the official guide for Ubuntu It also says to use a desktop.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Any regular users can be added with the command below: Any of the software choices were made by said instructor.

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