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Old 07-25-2008, 10:38 AM   #1
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Using a local NX server to connect to a Windows terminal server on the Internet?


What I already know:

You can use an NX Server running on a Linux box as a proxy to access a Windows box that's running a RDP or VNC server, greatly improving the speed of the connection.

What I want to know:

1) Does the NX Server and the Windows Server have to be connected more-or-less directly on a local network (LAN), or can I speed up my connection from a Windows client to a Windows RDP or VMC server that's "out there" on the Internet by going through an NX Server that I have running on a Linux box on my LAN?

2) Can I speed up my connection to a Windows RDP or VNC server that's "out there" on the Internet by using as a client my Linux box that is running NX Server?

My gut feeling is that #2 won't work since the connection between the Windows Server and the NX Server is where the slowdown occurs. But I'm hopeful that #1 will work because the NX Server is getting the data from the Windows Server directly without having to draw it on the screen, then compressing it before sending it along to my Windows client.

If I'm wrong about either scenario, I'd love to hear about it!

Thanks in advance!

Last edited by roystonlodge; 07-25-2008 at 10:39 AM.
 
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