On Tue, 2005-04-26 at 00:49 +0000, James Stewart wrote:
> No, I'm sure that isn't common knowledge anymore (the client/server
> design of X). Actually I'll have to look into X from cygwin (thanks
> for the tip) because it has been a few years since I've played with
> remoting X and at that time the best I could find were a couple of
> "begger-ware" Windows versions.
> VNC (free edition) is also free, but that version isn't secure. You
> can fix that by then running it through a ssh tunnel as well. VNC
> also features packet compression for low-bandwidth connections, and I
> find the whole thing very easy to set up and use. The viewer programs
> are simple small-ish single-file binaries that don't need to be
> "installed" on the host computers, just click-and-run.
If you use SSH to tunnel from the LinkServer to your desktop, then you
can turn on protocol compression (-c). As different data flies across
the network a X-over-SSH session can be quite low bandwidth.
The main advantage to remote X compared to remote VNC is that with
remote X you can run single applications on your desktop, with VNC you
export an entire desktop, which needs more setting up and doesn't
integrate as easily.
However I've not tried Cygwin/X for a long time, so I hope it still
works. :) Or try WeirdX (http://www.jcraft.com/weirdx/index.html)
free Java X server which will probably be good enough for a
Ross Burton mail: ross@...
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