On Wed, Sep 03, 2003 at 03:52:31PM -0600, KroNiC~BSD wrote:
> I would like to use my freebsd and windows desktops remotly. I tried
> TightVNC but found it too slow for me, even on a 10mbps lan with all the
> tricks etc.. such as compression. I would think it would be unusable over
> a modem. I found Rdesktop and it does work nice to talk to my XP machine
> but the image is only 8-bit and would be better at say 24-bit. Is MS
> remote desktop encrypted, i have not even checked it yet ,,if not maybe
> their is a way to do rdesktop over ssh to the windows machine. Is there
> other good solutions such as VNC but faster?

Take a look at the man page for lbxproxy.  This will help conserve

> Now, whats the best "Open Src" way to have a remote NIX* X-server
> session.  I would like to use my freebsd desktop when i am traveling to
> check email, surf the web and maybe use myplayer to watch a movie or play
> a MP3.  I was thinking of using the X protocol but heard it was too slow
> and very bandwidth hundry. Is the latter correct?  I would also like to
> not only view my Freebsd computer from another nix* machine but also from
> a windows box, is there a windows X client?  

I don't profess to be an expert in these matters but I would be very
impressed to see someone do remote X to watch a movie over.

There is WierdX which is Java based.  I believe that should satisfy the 
open source requirement.


Marc Wiz
Yes, that really is my last name.
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