[ILUG] low bandwidch X forwarding protocol?
Niall O Broin
niall at linux.ie
Thu Oct 26 10:11:40 IST 2006
On 26 Oct 2006, at 07:28, Conor Daly wrote:
> At work we are about to run a test of a remote access server. The
> proposed GUI forwarding method is citrix based on its low bandwidth
> consumption. However we will have full network access from linux
> X forwarding and VNC are apparently much more bandwidth intensive.
> there any free protocols out there that will let me access my work
> (FC5) with as low bandwidth consumption as citrix?
NX was mentioned by a couple of people and I'll second it. I have
only used it on a couple of occasions when Frank Duignan of this
parish gave me a test account on a server he had. His server was on
HEAnet's network so as I was using DSL, DSL was the bottleneck. The
account I used was configured with KDE and it was amazingly
responsive - not perceptively different from a remote KDE session
over a LAN.
I'd certainly suggest giving NX a try, in either its free or payware
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