[LUNI] Best package for a remote access GUI client
sfaci at cs.uic.edu
Wed Dec 12 22:07:26 CST 2007
There are 3 possible solutions that I've used in the past. As a fair
warning, RDP/Terminal Services beast the living daylights out of all of
X forwarding over ssh... sloowwww + secure. Works fine for your lan, god
help you over the net. (sometimes can be faster then VNC though, depends on
the content being displayed)
windows solution: cygwin +ssh
VCN (tightvnc, realvnc, x11vnc take your pic). runs a desktop that you can
log into. listens for connection on 5900 and does ++ for each additional
session. (5901, 5902...)
cons: horrible security, but you can do ssh tunneling and that fixes
that. (ssh -L 5900:ip:5900 user at host)
windows: realvnc and tightvnc both have clients for it. use putty to
setup a tunnel for ssh.
freenx: probably the best one and fastest I've used. It tries to act mimic
citrix, or it feels like it.
windows: no clue.
On 12/12/07, Joe Frost <joe at the-frosts.org> wrote:
> > What package can I use to replace Windows Terminal Server with a
> > similar
> > remote access on Linux (preferably somewhat secure). I'm using
> > OpenSSH for
> > the command line but would like to have a GUI available as well.
> > I'd need
> > clients available in both Windows and Linux.
> You can use X tunneled over ssh for this. The linux machines won't
> need anything more than to be running a gui themselves. The window
> machines will need some sort of ssh client and an X server. In the
> past I've used cygwin for both of these.
> Good luck,
> Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical Discussion
More information about the luni