[CentOS] Inquiry:External USB modem and Remote PC Access?
John R Pierce
pierce at hogranch.com
Tue Oct 27 07:42:02 UTC 2009
hadi motamedi wrote:
> Thank you very much for your reply . According to your message , the
> minicom is not suitable in this regard as I really want remote desktop
> access to my CentOS client located at far site and thus get its
> keyboard & mouse control to issue commands and view Gui . Please do me
> favor and propose for the solutions that can enable my CentOS server
> at the office to get remote desktop access of my CentOS client far at
> the site (the only connections that can be made is through modem
> dialup connections) .
GUI over a 28k dialup? ouch. there's no network connection at this
remote site? its going to be really really slow over dialup. I'm
talking minutes to paint a screen at 2-3kbyte/sec serial speeds (a
1280x1024 24bit desktop is 3.6 million bytes). use a really simple
theme on the desktop with no shaded borders, no backgroun graphics
('wallpaper'), etc. Sending a single full screen 1280x1024
photographic image could take a half hour or more.
FreeNX is probably your best bet. i've never set it up, so you'll need
to find someone elses HOWTO ... NX protocol runs over TCP/IP
networking, so you'll be setting up your modem (I still recommend a
serial modem) to answer a PPP dialinn TCP session, which you'll connect
to with a PPP dialup session much as we did for the internet in the days
linux can be completely managed via shell. NONE of the dozens of unix
servers I manage have any sort of console screen attached to them.
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