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I am currently doing research into the KVM over IP market. As i am a college student, for more than half the year, I am away from home.

At home, I have a Ubuntu server which I have hosting many services. I usually have no problem connecting over SSH, but for those few times where there is an issue, (usually something I screwed up), I must go for weeks without server access until I go home.

Can anyone recommend a KVM over IP style solution for me? I would live to have a real rackmounted KVM IP switch, but i dont have the $600 that would cost me (the poor college student)

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Some solutions require that you have a Microsoft Domain Server to tie into. When purchasing these products, if you don't have such a beast available, you may want to make sure that the product doesn't require one. – Randolf Richardson Aug 9 '11 at 2:30
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@techie007 Sorry, I originally posted this to serverfault, but someone else sent it over here, not I. – Peaches491 Aug 9 '11 at 19:11
@Peaches491 - No big deal. :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 9 '11 at 19:12
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  • Lantronix SecureLinx Spider (My favorite!!)
  • Avocent DSR1024 Single-port IP KVM (Has been replaced with "Avocent MergePoint Unity family, but I can't find a single-user device)
  • Minicom PX 1 to 1 KVM over IP Server Access and Control with Virtual Media
  • Raritan Dominion KX II-101
  • Raritan eRIC G4
  • AdderLink IPEPS
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The Spider has two Ethernet ports? – Peaches491 Aug 9 '11 at 2:23
@Peaches491 It has one Ethernet port and then a "cascade" port which is in essence a single port switch. This means that you don't need to Ethernet drops at the device location. For example, I'll place the Spider on a PC, the network cable from the wall goes into the Spider and then the PC's network cable goes into the Spider. Both Spider and PC have connectivity. – Wesley Aug 9 '11 at 2:25
Ahh. Very clever Lantronix. – Peaches491 Aug 9 '11 at 2:27

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