[CentOS] Setting up a GUI remote access

Tue Apr 26 16:45:46 UTC 2011
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/26/2011 11:25 AM, Todd Cary wrote:
> Currently I have VNC running on my Windows desktop with Samba
> providing access to my Linux server.  Since Linux is more
> reliable than Windows, I would like to be able to access my Linux
> (Centos 5.5) via my Windows notebook - hopefully via VNC or some
> similar application and then access the Windows desktop (if it is
> not locked up :-) ) with Samba.
> What is the best VNC like application to install or use on the
> Linux server?

If you just want file access (all you'll get with samba), winscp might 
work.  For a full GUI desktop, the nicest way is to install freenx from 
the Centos extras or EPEL repositories and run the NX client that you 
can download from www.nomachine.com.   Note that freenx generates a 
unique keypair for each install, so you need to paste the contents of 
the server /etc/nxserver/client.id_dsa.key file into the client 
configure/key dialog to allow the connection.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com