[CentOS] Setting up a GUI remote access

Tue Apr 26 21:19:15 UTC 2011
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <office at plnet.rs>

Bowie Bailey wrote:
> 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.
Nomachine is the best solution. You are connected via SSH tunnel so you 
are protected. Also, you do not have to be logged on to Gnome/KDE to use it.
And there is more. There is option to setup Java based NX server so you 
can access your GUI from web browser.