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Old 05-10-2006, 03:06 PM   #1
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Minimum latency for VNC to work


I am trying to get a VNC connection working over VPN. It's not working, I connect the screen is white.

I think it could be related to the latency.

The latency between the two machines is between 1.5 and 8 seconds.

Is that too slow? Shouldn't it at least load the screen, just very slow?


Old 05-10-2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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Do you have a window manager starting in the vnc session?

Since it sounds like you may have limited bandwith you might want to check out FreeNX

VNC can't even come close to the feature set and performance of FreeNX
Old 05-10-2006, 07:43 PM   #3
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After running iptraf I found that people were downloading pornographic videos, chatting on msn and streaming audio.

They aren't supposed to use the internet for non-work related things...

Heads are going to roll...

All that being stopped, latency dropped from 5 seconds to 90miliseconds....



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