1 OS X Terminal Server The Marriott Library, Computer & Media Services has a OS X Terminal Server running software from Aqua Connect, see web site This enables the OS X operating system and its applications to be accessed by diverse hardware from anywhere. Aqua Connect Terminal Server is a server based computing technology that streams the complete OS X desktop experience over the network to end-users. Incorporating Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Remote Frame Buffer (RFB/VNC) protocol, Aqua Connect Terminal Server makes it possible for diverse workstations and RDP or RFB-enabled mobile devices to function as thin clients of a OS X server.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aqua Connect, Inc., the leader in Mac Remote Desktop Services, today announced the release of its proprietary protocol Aqua Accelerated Protocol (AAP).The protocol. CVS Client (Concurrent Versions System) Aqua Data Studio includes a built-in client for Concurrent Versions System that runs on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Solaris. A rich set of CVS server features are available through a powerful graphical interface, that provides quick and easy access to versioned files. Mac OS X version 10.0 (code named Cheetah) is the first major release of Mac OS X (later named OS X and then macOS), Apple’s desktop and server operating system. Mac OS X 10.0 was released on March 24, 2001 for a price of US$129.
On June 19 th, Aqua Connect announced the release of its new protocol Aqua Accelerated Protocol (AAP) providing greatly increased security, speed & performance over RDP & VNC protocols. Aqua Accelerated Protocol provides RSA 2048-bit TLS base encryption and is FIPS capable. This level of encryption surpasses RDP and the unencrypted VNC protocol. In addition to security enhancements, AAP also provides universal local printing support without having to install specific drivers on the server. Command keys are also mapped without any additional set up when utilizing AAP. Where Aqua Connect Accelerated Protocol is most distinguishable is in the speed and performance of remote sessions. Compared to VNC, AAP provides a 2-1 data savings including audio playback that VNC does not support.
With audio enabled, AAP provides a 5-1 data savings over RDP and with audio disabled on the client it provides a 10-1 data savings. Customers can expect full motion video and audio syncing at as little as 1Mbps download speed.
It is recommended to use AAP software with your client because of its benefits over RDP/VNC. Currently, AAP software for OS X is available along with a Windows beta.
Ios is expected to be released this Oct, 2012, and Linux this Nov, 2012 and Android Q4 of For more information or to download the latest updates, see web site: Here is a demonstration of the Aqua Accelerated Protocol (AAP) software see the Aqua Connect YouTube Channel To use our OS X Terminal Server, you need to use an AAP or RDP software for your operating system or mobile device. For list of software, see list at the end of this document. 2 Connecting & Logging In AAP Software After you have downloaded & installed your AAP software, launch it.
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Next, you just enter the Mac OS Terminal Server s hostname into your AAP client configuration. Server Hostname: terminal.scl.utah.edu To login to use the OS X Terminal Server, enter your unid and password.
And click the Connect button. You will see the following window giving status of connection. It should take seconds for the login to complete and display the following OS X Desktop. 3 Connecting & Logging In RDP Software After you have downloaded & installed your RDP software, launch it. Next, you just enter the Mac OS Terminal Server s hostname into your RDP client configuration. Server Hostname: terminal.scl.utah.edu This will take you to the OS X Terminal Server load balancer, where you will see the following screen The load balance will take you to the server, which has the least load based on this like open sessions, CPU and RAM usage, and amount of free licenses, etc.
Next, you will see the login window, enter your unid and password at this window 4 It should take seconds for the login to complete and display the following OS X Desktop. Opening & Saving Files The OS X Terminal Server currently doesn t support accessing local files, but this will be an added feature in the future. So, you need to use a cloud service like Dropbox, which offer a free 2 GB account Or you can connect to a server to download and upload files you would like edit during your remote session. Note, if you are trying to connect from your computer off-campus, like from your home, your upload & download speed will probably be very slow. Instead, try to use a service like Dropbox or a campus file server, which will have much faster network access speeds.
For example, College of Fine Arts offers file storage to their students on their servers, which you can access during your remote session. Logging Out When you are finished with your work and have saved your files, click the Logout icon on the desktop to end your session. If you are using a service like Dropbox, make sure your saved files have been backed up to the service before logging out.