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Old 08-16-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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access linux desktop from PC

I have a desktop running Linux 7.3 (I can not use the latest version as a software I need to run is supported by only this version) running on it and an application software.

I have a single license of this software, and would like to share it among more than on person. One mechanism is that we can have this machine on the internet and use it as server- so the first question is what does it take to make it as a server, so that case people can remotely log- on to this machine and use the s/w remotely, as we have single license of SPW, only one person can use it at a time, but at diffferent time, different people can use it by logging on into it.

Security is not that a big concern, we would like to achieve in as simplest manner and as inexpensive as possible.

If using X is an option, how do I set it up on both linux as well as using a X client (like X Manager) on PC side. I am familiar with using on client side, but what do I need to setup on Linux desktop side. I want to be able to access the entire desktop in a GUI fashion.

Help appreciated.
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Have you check out vnc yet? If not, I would recommend it for an easy install. By default, it isn't secure, but there are lots of resources for securing it. I just googled and grabbed the first one:

I would also recommend TightVNC over RealVNC as it provides some optimizations.
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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