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Old 09-29-2005, 10:58 AM   #1
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Start X session from a Linux box to another Linux box

I recently bought another box but i have only 1 monitor and right now i don't have money for monitor switch.

How can from a machine A running linux to start an X session to a machine B and work like I was using machine A.
I plan to connect those boxes using ethernet and I will be running Xorg.

Is there a way to do this running something secure like ssh ?

Any links/documentation/suggestions are welcome

Thanks in advance
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You can use VNC server/client to connect between the machines.
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Or FreeNX (server) and Knx (client) - it's like VNC but a lot smoother and faster.
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I suppose tha all these can work even if there is no keyboard or mouse attached to the remote machine.

As for the way I want it to be really secure even if this is an Intranet.
Besides SSH2, are VNC, FreeNX and Knx as secure as SSH2 is ?
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OR get a KVM Switch when you get some extra $$$
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VNC can use encryption. But the facility usually comes in commercial versions only. Otherwise you might want to setup a VPN.

If you are not having a large enough budget and doesn't want to setup your VPN either, I'd recommend using X over SSH.
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FreeNX has an option to encrypt all traffic using SSL


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