... RR on that Ed and good advice too. My local area network sits behind a separate firewall. Dave
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, May 28, 2006
David Freese wrote:
Well, I wish I had found about this piece of software a month ago, but
it it just too good not to share with the group.
Visit http//www.realvnc.com and download their gnu software release.
This little gem allows you to operate a virtual X window on any
computer that can run a vncviewer (including Win XP, 98 etc, Mac OS
and any other Linux/Unix box). That computer can be on your local
area network (my house in this case) or even over the internet if your
IP allows that kind of service. Right now I am running Kachina,
gmfsk-hkj-48 and the fl_logbook across the network. The Apps are
really running on the Debian Linux machine, but the X-windows activity
is all redirected across the network to my XP notebook which is
running the vncviewer. The performance is very satisfactory !!! This
is a very impressive piece of work. It will allow you to operate your
Linux controlled rig and the gmfsk modem from any room in your house
so long as it is wired or accessible via an RF network connection.
This is fact what I am doing as I have an old MS wireless network
installed and acting as my firewall.
For those of you who are on Debian you can apt-get the vnc files
directly from the deb site. I recommend the 3.x version as I couldn't
get the 4.x version to find my libstdc++ libraries and didn't feel
like linking .so files and finding that it crashed in the middle of a qso.
Dave (hkj) ... see you on the air folks ... and I really mean on the air.