thin client on a remote network?
Kinda trying to set up a remote jump box in a couple of remote networks. It's been suggested I look at thin clients with no disks as I'm literally just going to be using ssh and squid to redirect html queries so that I can bounce through them to other devices. I've been pointed to a cheap windows thin client piece of hardware, that is cheaper than the ITX boxes I've used before.
I've never done a remote network boot across the internet, I've always used things like PXE and pulled the file down locally off a local tftp server. This isn't something I've done since I've had a CD drive... so it's been a while. Everything I've read while looking into this seems to still be talking about local network, rather than pulling it down from elsewhere: netboot_linux and an Ubuntu how to. Its comments like "The disk-less node boots up over a 100Mb Ethernet link quite quickly as there are no disk checks." that concerns me and I know these sites are fed by ISDN....
Is this a viable option? If you have any recommendations for the software / hardware, I'd really appreciate it. Even just a good term to google would be a help... If you just want to tell me I'm an idiot for not realising this is possible, that'd be appreciated as well. :p