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LTSP on ubuntu 16.04 server

LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project), adds thin client support to Linux servers. Just imagine PCs without a hard drive, running linux over the network. Pretty cool!

So what do we need to accomplish that ?

We just need a DHCP service (with specific options like 66, 67, 17), a linux box running the  LTSP server and some client PCs connected to the same network. You will find many guides on the internet on how to install a LTSP server. All guides install the DHCP server on the same box. Also they are using DHCP proxy etc. My case has a DHCP server working on mikrotik routerOS.

So, in this guide, I assume that my local network is 192.168.1.0/24, my mikrotik device is the gateway of the network and has an interface (ether1) with IP address 192.168.1.1 and my linux box has the ip address 192.168.1.10 and runs ubuntu server 16.04. Continue reading