"Chris Angelico" <ros...@gmail.com> wrote:

The only other time I've been waiting for X display was when I was
mobile, on a 3G connection, and using X11 forwarding on an SSH link
back to my home LAN.

Doing X11 calls over a network could really be a nuisance for others. And an archaic design IMHO.

I remember approx. 10 years ago a neighboring dept. at my work effectively killed our 10 MB/s Ethernet segment with such traffic (due to a misconfigured switch/router?). Running an ethernet analyzer showed a single X11 host-server session occupied ~80% bandwidth. AFAICR, it was a Sun workstation.
A real PITA.


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