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Old 08-27-2006, 02:05 PM   #1
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Remote Control Fedora 4 Box

This is my question i currently have two boxes one is a Fedora 4 Box which sits up stairs and the other is my laptop that uses Windows Xp - when i want to connect to my Fedora Box from my Laptop i use cygwin Xwin which works really well - but my dilema is that i want to remove xp off my laptop and put Fedora on it - is there such a thing as Xwin if you want to connect to another fedora box from a fedora box - i have used Vnc in the past for linux but i have found this to be slow -

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Old 08-27-2006, 02:15 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by pete44904
is there such a thing as Xwin if you want to connect to another fedora box from a fedora box
Yes, just the normal X Window System. You can connect from one Fedora box to the other using SSH, e.g.

$ ssh -X user@host

The -X option specifies that you want X11 forwarding (which is what you do using Cygwin/X) and should work as long as you have X running on the machine you're connecting from.
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Or if you want full desktop control, you can use freeNX much better than VNC

much more secure (uses key exchange across SSH)
much faster (I mean a alot!)
more feature support (like audio etc)
easy to install.

This way your client-side can be any version of Linux, windows, etc.. I've used all the rest and this one is by far the best.
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