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lazylogic 04-27-2008 11:47 PM

Terminology Confusion

Remote Desktop (as in KDE remote desktop)
Though I am using samba to access between kde and windows, I had always wanted to find out the difference and uses between the above "protocols?" but googling for them doesn't really clear my understanding.

Appreciate if someone can help to share and help me to understand a little better.

THANKS in advance for the help.

Zmyrgel 04-28-2008 12:52 AM

Well, SSH is encrypted protocol used mainly in remote connections.
Samba is used to share files between computers. It uses some smb-protocol that windows supports so it enables sharing files between unices and windows.
VNC in unencrypted protocol to get remote connection and I think the remote desktop and nxdesktop use it too.

To get further info, check out wikipedia for example.

makyo 04-28-2008 05:01 AM


See Wikipedia for separate articles on SSH, Samba, etc., as well as NX client and server in article ... cheers, makyo

archtoad6 04-28-2008 02:00 PM

I 2nd that -- Wikipedia is increasing becoming my first on-line reference, especially for Linux Q's for which I can think of a search.

The items you are enquiring about are particularly well suited to Wikipedia. If you have more Q's after reading the Wikipedia articles please ask.

BTW, if you're using KDE, "wp:search term(s)" in the Konqueror Location (Address) box will trigger a Wikipedia search, w/o having to 1st surf to Wikipedia.

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