[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 
before broadband.

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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