[CentOS] remote access info please

Ryan Lewon xorl at xorl.net
Thu Jun 19 08:53:23 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 03:52:27AM -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> 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.

Yeah in all the tests i've done personally i've found FreeNX to be a bit faster.

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