[clug-talk] Remote Desktop Software

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Tue Sep 27 14:57:33 PDT 2005

If you are trying to remote to a windows box, then the RDP protocol works 
fine.  I'm using the krdc tool right now to connect to a windows server for 
work purposes.  krdc also support VNC as an added bonus (though not what 
you're looking for).

A little clarification might help - are you looking for a client tool to 
connect to a remote box, or are you looking for the server tool to provide 
the services - or both maybe?

On the server end, I've been hearing great things about FreeNX.  On the client 
end, well, that's a matter of personal preference I guess, but I see no 
reason why I shouldn't be using krdc (unless you are trying to connect to 
FreeNX, then it won't work out of the box - I think).

My thoughts.


On Tuesday 27 September 2005 15:39, Jim Clarke wrote:
> ssh -x is not an option, would ideally like something fast possibly similar
> to Remote Administrator for windows however a linux equivalent. Have heard
> good things about gotomypc with Citrix online however I am not interested
> in paying 20 bucks USD a month for that service per machine. Any thoughts
> would be appreciated.
> Regards,
> Jim
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 15:11:17 -0600, Adil Kodian wrote
> > if you have the money - nothing beats Hummingbird Exceed - ive run 12
> > users off the same HPUX server through exceed - all working at near-local
> > speed. Im presuming you want to run a windows client that uses a desktop
> > on a Linux server. 
> > If you have a linux/mac client and a linux desktop - then why not just
> > application x forwarding ? If the server and client are on the same
> > network (or both have public IPs) then simply set the environment
> > variable DISPLAY to be the client's IP:0 - the 0 is the desktop number on
> > the client - leave it at 0 if you dont know what that is. The next time
> > you fire up mozilla-firefox& the browser window will popup on your local
> > client.
> >
> >  
> > On 9/27/05, Jim Clarke <jclarke at wiredunderground.com> wrote:
> >
> > Just wanted to inquire as to the best "remote desktop software" to
> > utilize for the linux world? We are looking for a solution that would be
> > presumably faster than VNC and not ssh-x. Any suggestions would be
> > greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Jim
> >
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