[CentOS] Setting up a GUI remote access

Tue Apr 26 20:14:21 UTC 2011
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

On 4/26/2011 3:45 PM, Richard Mollel wrote:
> --- On Tue, 4/26/11, Todd Cary <todd at aristesoftware.com> wrote:
>> What is the best VNC like application to install or use on
>> the 
>> Linux server?
> I would say install Xming. ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/)
> Once this is installed on windows, setup ssh session, with a command to run on server side (i.e. linux box) as either /usr/bin/gnome-session or /usr/bin/startkde (depending on your favorite dwm). Using single screen mode configuration, you get your remote gnome desktop on your windows side. No software to install on linux.

I have used Xming and it works fine on a LAN.  It is painful over the
Internet.  The problem is that it just turns your Windows box into an X
server and then streams all of the X traffic across the network.

NX performs MUCH better.  On the LAN, you can't tell you are not on the
local server, and over the Internet, the lag is barely noticeable most
of the time.