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Old 08-26-2005, 10:27 AM   #1
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Is it possible to configure Xorg to work as proxy?


I'm wondering, if there is X proxy existing, or if it is possible to configure Xorg to act as one.

What I need is something like screen for X, so that I can run programs on server machine on server machines X server, and connect to that X server with clients X server. Why? I'd like the software to be able to run while not connected into a machine, and be able to restore session afterwards. With regular remote X sessions they die when closing clients X server.

VNC is slow, and it lacks same feature than (noMachine/free-)NX what'd be cool - running single programs instead of whole desktop/window-manager and programs inside it.

edit: I found out there's Xnest, which is X-proxy (bot X client and server), but it has no kind of session management so it has no use for me.


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Old 08-27-2005, 09:46 AM   #2
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There are many implementations of VNC around, have you tried tightVNC? It uses a bunch of extra compression to make it a lot more responsive. As for single windows and things, well why not use the VNC window as a frame and just load one application per small VNC session? Not amazingly elegant but you wouldn't need any window manager or anything, so it'd not use much resources at all.
Old 08-27-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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Yes, I guess I could do that... I found out from some Xorg developers mailing list thread that theres this thingy called xproxy being developed which supposed to do things I've mentioned. It'd be cool to have "screen" for X software. I guess I'll have to stick with vnc meanwhile.

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