[CentOS] remote access info please

Johnny Hughes johnny at centos.org
Thu Jun 19 08:52:27 UTC 2008

John Thomas wrote:
> Gary wrote:
>> My question is that I will need secure access to those servers via X, not
>> just the C/L terminal. What do you recommend for a good secure CentOS
>> program which would do this. Would also want to access via a high 
>> port, but
>> I am sure just about any program will allow this to be manually 
>> configured.
> I use NX and find it amazing.  I downloaded the RPMs from nomachine.com 
> because I had not found that they are built in one of the repos (testing 
> if memory serves).
I second the recommendation for NX, especially if you want a full desktop.

There is a better version of NX in the upcoming 5.2 release in the 
extras repo.

The major difference between nx/freenx and vnc is that NX is compressed, 
so the desktop is pretty much like running it on the machine, where vnc 
(and normal X forwarding via ssh) are much slower.  I use a remote NX 
desktop all the time, and it really is just like being on the machine.

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