[CentOS] Gnu Screen - terminal issues

Dr. Ed Morbius dredmorbius at gmail.com
Fri Mar 4 01:48:59 UTC 2011

on 19:21 Thu 03 Mar, Les Mikesell (lesmikesell at gmail.com) wrote:
> On 3/3/2011 6:46 PM, Dr. Ed Morbius wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> NX works on Linux too. But 'locally' to me means a bunch of different
> >> machines.
> >
> > I'm aware of that.  However the power of tunneled X sessions (when
> > necesary) and ssh (when not) makes having a full-desktop tool (NX, VNC,
> > etc.) markedly less attractive.
> Oh - NX runs entirely over ssh in the default setup.  You don't need any 
> other ports and the whole session is encrypted.  

It's not the ports.  It's the graphical presentation.  Oh, and I've run

I'm really just fine with terminal windows and SSH-forwarded apps if
those are necessary.

I don't keep enough state running remotely to make it worth my time to
have another level of nested desktop cruft to deal with.  Ties up too
much real-estate for no win.  As I've noted several times: I've already
got SSH local/remote.  For NX I'd have to install clients and servers,
and X libraries.  For something I really don't want or need in the first

While I could see the value for someone /not/ running a native Linux
desktop environment.  I'm /not/ trying to change your mind about
anything, maybe just open it up a tad to see my PoV.

I believe I've talked myself in a circle at least once, and we're pretty
far from anything particularly CentOS related.

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